Shake Up Christmas

Being married to a Scotsman, I have been educated in the UK Christmas tradition of pop stars creating THE number one hit at Christmas.  Across the pond, pop stars fight over the coveted number one spot at Christmas. The movie, Love Actually, pokes humor at this silly UK Christmas custom.

 

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Here in the States, a new Christmas single may hit the airwaves every once in a while but for the most part, artists simply put a new spin on old classics.

 

Well, it must be a blue moon Christmas because Train has released a new Christmas single this season, Shake Up Christmas.

 

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The song fits my criteria for being the perfect Christmas jingle with its merry and jolly sound.  Apparently, the marketing department at Coca Cola shares the same opinion of Train’s new Christmas single as it has been featured in their Santa commercials this season.

 

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So what Christmas songs are shaking things up for you this season?

 

 

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14 comments

  1. Him Up North says:

    Ooh gotta love Train, even when they are singing a song for a fizzy drink maker! ;-)

    My musical advent calendar is posting a Christmas song right up to Christmas Eve, and I’m trying to steer away from the traditional UK festive songs. There’s some good stuff out there.

    Loving the Music Monday tie-in.

    HUN x

  2. JamericanSpice says:

    I watched that love actually movie. It was too fun!

    All of a sudden I’m all over Train’s songs! I love the fun of them! I definitely love this refreshing Christmas song and I love the commercial!

    Love your picks today!

    Stay warm!

  3. XmasDolly says:

    Awesome girlfriend, you’ve got the Christmas spirit for sure! Thanks for playing with us today, and I hope to see you next week too! Already following you. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  4. Amanda Moore says:

    I love Train, have liked them since their earlier days before they took off. This is awesome, do you happen to know if it is out or just online? I wonder if everyone listening hears the message in it! Merry Xmas!

  5. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    The first one is really odd… especially the video, the song isn’t too bad. I know the Brits have a different sense of humor than I do.
    The Train song is fantastic! I love the song, love the video, and love the commercial. Thanks for sharing it, I have never seen any of them and hope I see them again, soon.
    Can’t wait to see what you pick next week.
    Thanks for the shout-out for our Monday’s Music Moves Me… we appreciate your support! HUGS!!

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