It’s (Just Like) Xmas

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Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Live Aid, 1985).
Bowie’s 2013 Christmas “Elvis” Message.
Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy.
Peter and the Wolf.
The Snowman.
Feed the World.

This is the tenth-annual Bowiesongs Christmas post. For those who didn’t read the thing back in the early to mid-2010s, the joke was that each year’s edition was supposed to be the last Christmas post, as we were about to run out of songs to cover. Then came Next Day, Blackstar, and (waves hands around) all this.

Now the Xmas post has become a check-in: my hope that everyone’s doing as well as they can be. Here’s to another Christmas, to the new year. May it be a happy one for all of you.

For me, 2022 will be about revising Rebel Rebel, still working on 64 Quartets (Quartet No. 8 coming in the next few months), and making some wonderful changes to my life. As Patrick Troughton once said, “life depends on change, and renewal.”

All best, CO

And raise a glass to an absent friend:

Lucy, 2005-2021

31 Responses to It’s (Just Like) Xmas

  1. Brabs says:

    Merry Christmas Chris Raise a glass to a successful 22

  2. Anonymous says:

    From one of the late arrivers, Merry Christmas and may all your changes be wonderful. CG

  3. sylvia says:

    To Lucy!! I said goodbye to old Otto yesterday, hopefully they are frolicking somewhere in the old dog great beyond. Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years ❤

  4. MC says:

    Merry Christmas, Chris, and to everyone on here. Cheers!

  5. Paul Hargate says:

    Cheers I love these articles and I keep finding out new stuff about Dave
    Happy holidays

  6. Have a lovely Christmas, Chris & everyone!
    Here’s to Lucy and to a good ’22!

  7. Lynda Fisher says:

    Merry Christmas, Chris. Your words bring us joy!
    To Lucy! *glass raised*
    To the changes ahead…Cheers!

  8. Joe Pater says:

    Merry Xmas Chris! I’ve really enjoyed your writing again this year. Great to hear about positive changes, and hopefully we’ll see each again other IRL before too long.

  9. Joffroy says:

    Joyeux Noël Chris 💝

    Allan

  10. Allan Joffroy says:

    Joyeux Noël Chris 💝

    Allan

  11. djonn says:

    Here’s to you Chris! And here’s to Lucy!

  12. robpracticalsemioticscom says:

    ba rappa bom bom to all! xx

  13. Anonymous says:

    Feliz navidad,Chris !!!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’ll drink, drink, drain my glass, raise my glass high to Lucy and to you and a great 2022.

  15. William Cassel says:

    Merry Christmas, Chris. A toast to Lucy, and perhaps to dogs to come?

  16. Merry Christmas, Chris and everyone! Hope everyone is safe and well. My wife and I got Omicron’d unfortunately, and Bowie was not around to soundtrack it.

    Rest in Peace, Lucy!

    Happy New Year All!

    (this is “s.t.”)

  17. Christine says:

    Happy Christmas, Chris and everyone. Thanks for keeping the blog going – it is a source of joy 💥⚡️🎄💕

  18. Valentina says:

    To Lucy!

  19. beader1304 says:

    Merry Christmas; sorry about Lucy.

  20. glenntwo says:

    Merry Xmas and happy new year to you!

  21. suzyq1973 says:

    Merry Christmas and all the best for 2022! To Lucy!

  22. Carlos says:

    Merry Chistmas, Chris. Or feliz navidad as we say over here. Here’s to a great 2022.

  23. Michele says:

    Lucy was a fine looking pup. May you find peace in the memories you both shared. I can see from her photo she had good taste. Cheers to Lucy!

  24. Merry Christmas, Chris and everyone!

  25. StupidintheStreet says:

    Wonderful changes are the best kind. All the best to you Chris, and Cheers to dear Lucy!

  26. BenJ says:

    Merry Christmas, Chris. Still one of the best blogs on the web.

    So sorry about Lucy. Time with a good dog is a blessing.

  27. Greg Evans says:

    Merry Christmas all. And Chris, was great to see and hear you at the Bowie pop-up store in NYC.

  28. Anonymous says:

    A very Happy New Year to you Chris, and everyone who gathers at this excellent internet watering hole! All the Dogz and Katz – you know who you are!

  29. dyecraig says:

    Sweet sweet girl. Our Wilco sends his love.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Rest In Peace little Lu

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