A short totter to the supermarket (it’s freezing out) to get supplies and show off my new waddle-come-zombie walking style meant a slow enough wander around the aisles to be inflicted with pot full of cheesey Xmas music.Though for some reason an overlong version of Duran Duran’s ‘The Reflex’ (surely one of Simon Le Bon’s most impenetrable lyric attempts).
I was reading earlier that eight previous Xmas chart hits have re-entered the UK charts which probably shows the convenience of digital downloads paired with just how few records you need to sell in order to obtain a chart position these days. The ‘new kid’ on the block in terms of Xmas specific chart entries is Andy Williams version of ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ which has been highlighted by its use in a TV advert for M&S. Ah, Xmas and marketing. Almost synonymous now.