Sunday, 3 January 2010

Must be Santa

My son and I watched a Top of the Pops Christmas special on BBC iPlayer. It was a collection of Christmas song ranging from the sublime (A Fairy Tale of New York) to the rest. Actually that's unfair. Slade and Wizzard's Christmas songs have almost taken on the mantle of secular carols, as much part of the British Christmas as turkey and the winter vomiting bug.

The other gem was mad old Robert Zimmerman's video for Must Be Santa from his rather surprising Christmas album. As Mark Radcliffe pointed out in the commentary, the famously tangle-haired Bob seems to have received hair-straighteners for Christmas.

I am an unashamed fan of Dylan and I love the fact that he is determined not to be his own tribute band. If you see him as a dour and humourless old curmudgeon - then this is the video for you.

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