Tag Archives: 1987 Music

Modern Rock Christmas: Run-DMC “Christmas in Hollis”

6 Dec

Die Hard

As we all know, Die Hard is one of the best Christmas movies ever made.  And as such, it features some perennial Holiday music favorites as well.  Of course, it closes with the timeless “Let It Snow,” sung by Vaughn Monroe, but this time we’re featuring limo driver Argyle’s favorite selection on the soundtrack, Run DMC’s “Christmas In Hollis.”  

I don’t think I ever actually saw this video back in 1987 but watching it now makes me long for the days when videos actually acted out the lyrics of the song.  “We better point to the Christmas tree when he says ‘Christmas tree.’”

Welcome to the party, pal. 

 

 

Thanks again to Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Michael Hodgin for today’s guest post!

 

Modern Rock Christmas: The Pogues “Fairytale of New York”

5 Dec

The Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace

  

In the UK, “Fairytale of New York” is consistently voted as the all-time favorite (or favourite) Christmas song. In the US, it has become the only song most people can name by the Pogues.

The song itself is one long contrast between beauty and ugliness: cheerful flutes and drunken insults; images of a snowy New York City and the drunk tank; the hope of Christmas and the lonely reality of broken dreams. Have listen here:

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