I couldn’t avoid a Christmas related post, I just couldn’t. I love Christmas. But, it’s only a little one as I know that everyone is so busy at this time of year. It feels like an appropriate theme though, as my second reason for neglecting my blog over the past month was seasonal goings-on. However, it wasn’t because I am an overly organised shopper (I’ve only bought three presents so far) and, no, I didn’t get trapped in Liberty. I was, as a lot of people already know, in a Christmas cabaret at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Now, I adore Christmas music. I used to insist that ‘The Best Christmas Album in the World….Ever! (New Edition)’ played in our house throughout December. It’s an absolute cracker. Sorry, that’s not punny, I know. This year though, because I was in rehearsals singing Christmas songs and then also going to work where Christmas music is playing constantly for 6 hours (including Train – ‘Shake Up Christmas’ which is officially the worst Christmas song…ever!) I’ve not been playing anything whilst at home. Tragic, I know. So I thought, now the show is over I need something to stop any post-show blues that may occur (we all know I suffer pretty easily, as seen in my first post). So I’ve made a playlist of some musical theatre Christmas songs as a little festive offering and to say thank you for still reading my musings four months down the line. It may provide a change from the music you’ve been having drilled into you in shopping centres, at work or if you have a family member like me who puts the same album on repeat. I hope that there is at least one new song that you enjoy and can add to your festive repetoire. 

I also hope that you’re all embracing the seasonal theatre that is on offer at the moment (Oh yes we are!” I hope you cry). As for me, I’m off to the Landor this evening to see ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’. Then I can’t wait to catch a panto later in the week before feeling fully festive at the NYMT Christmas Concert on Saturday. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy listening!

PLAYLIST: A VERY MUSICAL THEATRE CHRISTMAS

“Hang a shining star upon the highest bough and have yourself a merry little Christmas now”

– Rebecca Ridout

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