Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?
It’s the time that every Santa has a ball
Does he ride a red nosed reindeer?
Does he turn up on his sleigh
Do the fairies keep him sober for a day?
It’s Christmas… nearly. I’m not one of them zealots who has the tree up in November but have to say it’s my favourite time of year and second only to St. Patrick’s Day for the flurry of activity in the Celtic-Punk scene. Kicking off Christmas 2021 are the fantastic Finnegan’s Hell who are no strangers to the auld Christmas song genre with a new song and video for ‘Christmas Day’.
(Official Finnegan’s Hell music video directed by Michael Ek)
Well, it’s Christmas again and I’m cold to the bone
It seems Santa ain’t coming this year
Such a shame I have seen this before
It’s become a tradition Christmas alone
It’s just me and my beer
A choir on TV is singing their hearts out
The children are smiling, there’s joy everywhere
But here in my room there’s just misery and gloom
I wish I was dead drunk, but I really don’t care
Well, it’s Christmas again
Just a year since the last one
It’s a curse, such a bummer one cannot escape
It’s snowing outside and I try to keep warm
But the window is busted and I’m all out of tape
Well, it’s Christmas again and I sure miss my family
My wife took our children and they all ran away
I don’t know why they left they sure ain’t coming back here
I’m alone in this hell How I curse Christmas Day!
A dystopian in your face tale of a dysfunctional Christmas day and not one I would wish on anyone! As far away from the world of sugarplums and tinsel as is possible but then again the most famous and bestest Christmas song in the world is as well! Don’t despair though we’ll be back with something a bit positive any time soon. As a wee bonus a film team got the rare opportunity to follow Finnegan’s Hell during the studio recording their time recording ‘Happy Christmas’. This is the story behind the music.
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