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Dearest Princess Amelia your Uncle Bill has been a bit lazy with blog posts recently so I thought I would try to kick-start things again with a new Christmas song. It’s sung by Frankie and the Heartstrings with support from the wonderfully talented Edwyn Collins. The song is called (Too Right) It’s Christmas” I hope that you like it, especially the fan video that shows with it!

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Aunty Catherine and me also hope that you and everyone in Godderwil has a fabulous Christmas this year too! To help you all do that I have added two extra bonus songs. One from Amy Winehouse and a second which is one of my most favourite Christmas songs ever, reggae singer Jackie Edwards’ version of “White Christmas”!

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Dearest Princess Amelia it has been a long while since I last posted on your blog, but I couldn’t miss a little Christmas post for you. I have decided to let you have one of my favourite Christmas hits. I will add the words below so that Mummy and Daddy can help you sing along. I expect to be able to hear you a long way from Godderwil 🙂 The song is “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” by Wizzard and it is so popular it has been in the UK charts eleven times since it’s release in 1973.

Have a wonderful Christmas with lots of love from Uncle Bill and Aunty Catherine xxx

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Here are the lyrics for you to sing along 🙂

“I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day”

When the snowman brings the snow
Well, you just might like to know
He’s put a great big smile
On somebody’s face

If you jump into your bed
Quickly cover up your head
Well, don’t you lock the doors
You know that sweet Santa Claus
Is on the way

Well, I wish it could be Christmas every day
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh, I wish it could be Christmas every day
And let the bells ring out for Christmas

When we’re skating in the park
If the storm cloud paints it dark
Then your rosy cheek’s
Gonna light my merry way

Now the frosty paws appear
And it’s frozen up to here
So we’ll lie by the fire
Til’ the sleep simply melts ’em all away

Well, I wish it could be Christmas every day
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh, I wish it could be Christmas every day
(Christmas every day)
And let the bells ring out for Christmas

When the snowman brings the snow
Well, he just might like to know
He’s put a great big smile
On somebody’s face

So if Santa brings that sleigh
(Santa brings that sleigh)
All along the Milky Way
I’ll sign my name on the rooftop in the snow
Then he may decide to stay

Well, I wish it could be Christmas every day
(Ooh, don’t you know that)
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh, I wish it could be Christmas every day
(Christmas every day)
And let the bells ring out for Christmas

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Inkwell_Stamps_Away_in_a_MangerDearest princess Amelia as Christmas is not too far away I thought that I would bring you a couple of Christmas songs in this post. The first is one that I know you can sing very well. It is “Away In A Manger” and I think you’ll enjoy singing along to it. It was written more than 100 years ago and in 1996 it was chosen as the joint second favourite Christmas carol in the UK! I suspect that it is the favourite carol in Godderwil. The second song is “When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney” and that one was chosen especially for you by Aunty Catherine. It is quite a funny song, even funnier when Aunty Catherine sings it. As a special Uncle Bill bonus I thought I would add a real rocking Christmas song from a band called the Darkness that I have seen play live three times. That one is called “Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)”. I should warn you that the singer is actually a man and not a girl. I hope that you enjoy all the songs.

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Dearest Princess Amelia in your blog post a year ago I promised to always dedicate December to a Christmas song and that is what I will do. Last year I gave you “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by the Jackson 5, Bruce Springsteen and Mariah Carey and if you click here you can listen to those again.

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This year I have chosen a special Christmas song about a snowman called Frosty. It is quite and old song which was written by Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson for a singer called Gene Autry. They thought they would write a Christmas song for him because he had been successful with his version of “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer“. This was a very, very long time ago in a land far, far away. In fact it was in 1950 in America.

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I have chosen four different versions of the song and my favourite one is the last one by the Ronettes. I hope that you enjoy them and have a good dance to the music. I also hope that you have a wonderful Christmas.  There is also a short video about how to make your very own Frosty The Snowman. And finally don’t forget to ask Mummy and Daddy to click on NASA’s Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve so that you know when he will arrive in Godderwil.

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Dearest princess Amelia I hope you’ve sent your list to Santa. I also hope that you’ve checked it twice and most importantly I hope that you’ve been good, because Santa Claus will always find out whether you’ve been naughty or nice. Personally I am very, very confident that you have not been naughty. Anyway as Christmas approaches the world and especially the kingdom of Godderwil I thought it would be fun to make this months post a Christmas related one. In fact I think that every December post will focus on a different Christmas song.

This time I have chosen one of my favourite Yuletide songs. I have liked this one since I was a little boy. It’s called “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”. The song was written in 1934 by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie. It was sung on Eddie Cantor’s US radio show in November 1934 and within a week 100,000 copies of the sheet music of the song had been sold, by Christmas that total had risen to 400,000. This was in the days before most people were able to buy recorded music so the sales charts were based purely on the sale of sheet music. But it was number one in the sheet music charts.

The song has been recorded by hundreds of different artists and in 1970 was even made into an animated film on which a very talented dancer by the name of Fred Astaire provided the narration. The film told the original story of Santa and how he came to be. I will show you three of my favourite versions of the song, one of which I hope will really get your dancing shoes moving before Santa comes to your house in a couple of weeks. Princess Amelia, Lady Catherine and I would like to wish you and all your subjects, servants and the rest of the Godderwil Royal Family a wonderful Christmas full of love, presents, food and festive fun.

Now you know the top secret workings of Santa's sleigh!

Princess Amelia don’t forget to ask Mummy and Daddy to click on NASA’s Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve so that you know when he will arrive in Godderwil.


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