Simultaneously, it also spent four weeks at the top of the Irish Singles Chart. That’s not quite how I remember it. Retrieved 5 September Retrieved 29 December This page was last edited on 15 December , at Richard’s ninety-ninth single, it became his twelfth UK number one single, spending four weeks at the top in December and selling , copies in the process.

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A then year-old Myleene Klass is featured on the song as part of the choir that can be heard during its climax. Loading comments… Trouble loading? According to Strachan this weekas they marked the song’s quarter-centenary, “the sentiment of the song was cligf to be that people don’t care about the poor — it’s a socialist Christmas song.

And the royalties must have helped? I’m not a practising Christian,” he says. Polish Airplay Top Germany Official German Charts [8]. Poland Polish Airplay Top [11].

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UK Christmas number-one singles in the s. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard’s ninety-ninth single, it became his twelfth UK number one single, spending four weeks at the top in December and sellingcopies in the process.


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They wrote it for their musical Scraps, a modernised version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl set in a world of alcoholism and child prostitution.

It was a song about the middle-class’s lack of concern. Cliff Richard singles discography. Select Gold in the Certification field. Wait, you’re not going to start singing it, are you? Select singles in the Format field.

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Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Rise Up Who don’t include Leslie Stewart. Sir Cliff replaced the socialism with religious references and turned it into a more traditionally uplifting Christmas song. I keep a skewer strapped to my side throughout December so that I can whip it out and puncture my eardrums at a moment’s notice for this very reason. Hold the front page! Complete list s s s s s s s. Though he has mellowed slightly since Languages Deutsch Italiano Svenska Edit links.


Why Cliff Richard’s Mistletoe and Wine is really a socialist Christmas song

For the — at least— people who like that sort of thing. Show 25 25 50 All. In December the single re-entered the UK Singles Chart by virtue of downloadspeaking at number By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat I found the lyrics offensive. The writers wanted a song that sounded like a Christmas carol, intending it to be sung ironically while the little matchgirl is kicked out into the snow by the unfeeling middle classes.

Then you have something in common with the song’s creator. A time for hating and fighting to cease! Retrieved 6 August