Advent Calendar Day 11: Cliff Richard ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ 

For many of the older generation Cliff Richard is one of the first and greatest British rock ‘n’ roll stars. But for me he’s the guy that does the ridiculous dancing in the ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ video. This song is a by the numbers Christmas pop song, the twinkling intro, the goddamn logs on the fire. The thing that makes this song a classic is that it’s so by the numbers, it’s so unoriginal, it’s reeled out year after year. This track has held us captive for so long we have Stockholm Syndrome. 

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