Thursday, 14 December 2017

London Walkers' Favourite Christmas Carols. What's Yours? #ChristmasCarols

DC Editor Adam writes…


Next week here on The Daily Constitutional I'll be taking a look at Christmas Carols in a London context – there will be a bit of history and a bit of trivia and, where possible, a London context for our favourite Christmas music.

This week I'm asking for your input on Twitter, Facebook & here on The Daily Constitutional. What's your favourite Christmas Carol or song?










My own twopenn'orth? Well, this one has become something of an earworm for me this week…




Confession time.

I absolutely bloody totally and completely love Andy Williams. Which is not something I usually crow about while leading the Rock'n'Roll London Walk!

His Christmas album is, to my mind, THE Christmas album by which all others are judged. Johnny Cash, Tony Bennett, even Elvis – I love all of their Christmas albums – but Andy Williams leads the way. His album is the perfect balance of sacred and secular. And THAT voice, smooth and true, totally in service of the material - humbly so in the case of the carols. Beautifully done, so simple.

Who da man? Andy Williams: HE da man.

He also starred in our family Christmas card from 2014…



As you can see I make my family join in with my daftness. I am not easy to live with. Especially at Christmas.


I'm also a sucker for this kinda thing…



And Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of Bob…



And, of course, this one which celebrates its 30th birthday this year…




Here are all your faves to date (below). It's a lovely traditional list so far, but do remember that anything goes!

I'll be adding new ones as they come in from you guys and also from my London Walks colleagues. Enjoy…









Christmas 2017 With London Walks…


On Christmas Day there are TWO London Walks: 

Walk up an appetite with The Christmas Morning 1660 Walk – meet at 11:00a.m by the big tree in Trafalgar Square



Walk off the pudding with The Christmas Day Charles Dickens Walk – meet by the big tree in Trafalgar Square at 2:00pm



A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.





No comments:

Post a Comment