Merry Christmas Everyone

Album: The Collection (1985)
Charted: 1
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was due for release in 1984, but it was held back so as not to clash with the release of the Band Aid single. When it was released in 1985, it gave Shakin' Stevens his 4th and final UK chart topper.
  • Shakin' Stevens recalls in The Observer Music Monthly December 18, 2005: "It was written for me by a guy called Bob Heatlie. As soon as we heard it, we thought, "If it's marketed right, it could be #1. I'm very, very proud to be associated with a #1 classic Christmas song, up there with your Bings and your Lennons and Slades. It's very difficult to get a Christmas #1 with traditional lyrics. The radio stations have a "sleigh list" and they only start playing them two and a half weeks before Christmas."
  • The video was shot in Lapland. Said Stevens: "We were halfway up a mountain but unfortunately it wasn't snowing, so we had to bring in some snow machines. And I remember lunch was cold salad, which was a bit bizarre!" >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above

Comments: 2

  • George from Vancouver, Canada@Danny Francis from England: Julie, maybe?
  • Danny Francis from England What was the girls name on the sleigh
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