Saturday, 22 December 2018

Seasonal Snapshots II


It was Christmas Eve, in the drunk tank, when an old man said to me, "Are you doing Seasonal Snapshots again?"

"Yes," I replied, "but I'm not going to be doing 50 again. That nearly killed me. I'll probably just go for ten this year, or maybe..."

"Twenty-five?"

"Go on, then. It is Christmas..."

Identify the twenty-five Christmas tunes below. Santa will give you a bit of extra time to complete your task. Answers will be published on Christmas morning.



25. Richard Tea? Dai Jestive? Gary Baldy? Don't be so trite!


24. Follow this to Bethlehem to find the answer.


23. Sweet rejoicing in mature meadow.


22. Holding up knickers with A Greater Doxology.


21. Spousal present dilemma solved by wet bloke and old king.


20. Making a festive killing.


19. Shrunken Santa on the sands.


18. Long before Mariah: I still need to give you that dollar.


17. Jesus's crown found amid the decorations.


16. Wan waterfalls wish you a blessed Noel.


15. W.S. & Arthur did not dream like Frank. O!


14. Eddie's Italian restaurant date gets spruced up in Cooper's jeans.


13. Former house-painter enjoys festive peanuts.


12. Colorado native begs for festive tem-pa-rance.


11. Will his sleigh contain snowflakes or diamonds this year?


10. Ta for an ecstatic yule.


9. Pine delivery for Homerski.


8. Bald, golden harpies invite you back for an egg nog at their place.


7. Lazy ocean brags about bellowing at baubles.


6. Queens start computer programmes like a Jack-Hammer.


5. No little stars twinkling tonight... just a neverending clanging.


4. Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, he walks into mine... but he's a few days early.


3. Refusing #8's offer, with eyes closed 26 x 7.


2. That's a long way to go for a phoney (even a great one).


1. Huey's future hit stolen by Sinatra movie.


The boys of the NYPD choir will see you on Christmas morning with the answers...

50 comments:

  1. #24: Jesus Christ by Big Star

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  2. 1 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - The Power of Love

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  3. #19 Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys

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  4. 23 Mile Oldfield In Dulci Jubilo

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  5. 17. - Tracy Thorn - Tinsel and Lights

    14. - Brenda (of B & Eddie fame) Lee - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

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    1. The Pretenders went much further than the Proclaimers.

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    2. Yes mixed up my number of miles with the Proclaimers - Ironically 2000 Miles has been my favourite Xmas song this year.

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  7. 21 George Cole and Dennis Waterman- What are we gonna get for er indoors

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  8. 20 Slade Merry Christmas Everybody

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  9. 20 Slade Kill em at the hot club tonite

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  10. 5. - The Darkness - It's Christmastime (Don't Let The Bells End)

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  11. 5 Darkness Don't let the bells end

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  12. 11. Crystals - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

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  13. 15. - Looks like Barry Manilow with Les Dawson!

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    1. It is Les Dawson. But he's not involved. Not Bazzer though.

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  14. #12: John Denver
    #13 Mark Kozelek

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    1. OR

      Yelling At the Christmas tree
      (Which is more likely)

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  16. 12 - John Denver but not sure of the song.

    Got to go now but will return to see if there are any left.

    Merry Christmas Rol

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  17. #12: Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas) by John Denver

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  18. #13 Mark Kozelek - Christmas Time is Here ("Peanuts" connection because a cover of Vince Guraldi's song featured in A Charlie Brown Christmas)

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  19. 8 Eagles please come home for christmas

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  20. 4 Julian Casablanca's I wish it was christmas today

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  21. 15 Gilbert O'Sullivan - Christmas Song

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  22. #3: I Won't Be Home for Christmas by Blink 182

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  23. No. 6 Run DMC - Mary Mary?

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    1. A little bit of cheating required then and working backwards from answer to clue! It must be Christmas In Hollies (and Hollis being a place in Queens... aha!)

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  24. Looks like nobody got 10 yet. Is that right? The Three Wisemen (XTC) with Thanks for Christmas.

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  25. Well done, Brian.

    So that leaves 3 1/2 still to get.

    The half is the Elastica song at #22.

    Then #18, 16 & 9. Two of them are country songs, one involves Heading back to the 80s.

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  26. I admit to resorting to Google.
    Is the Elastica song Gloria

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  27. Tag teaming with Mrs. LTL on No. 16. We feel good this is the Pale Fountains. Not positive on clue for song, but guessing Benoit's Christmas.

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  28. never mind. RD got it while we were guessing. Well done.

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  29. 18 - is Buck Owens - All I Want for Christmas Dear is You (or something like that)

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  30. 9 - could be Red Simpson - Truckin Trees for Christmas?

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