Musical Advent Calendar: Squeeze, 'Christmas Day'

Squeeze was one of the earliest bands I was introduced to as a young Albert–my siblings seemingly played Singles–45's and Under on a constant loop–and I still have a special spot in my heart for them. Songs like “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Pulling Mussles from the Shell” and “Cool for Cats” were ahead of their time, and still sound great today.

They released a Christmas single back in 1979, rather plainly titled “Christmas Day.” It wasn't much of a success, and is ultimately definitely one of their lesser works, but hey, it's about Christmas and it beats the Sixpence None the Richer version of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.” As a bonus, this homemade YouTube video is full of goofy religious imagery!

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