Santa Baby (and other views)

by Gareth on December 25, 2013

Christmas morning has dawned sunny and warm chez Hot Topic, and there’s a pile of presents waiting to be opened. I doubt that any will be what Eartha Kitt had in mind when she recorded Santa Baby in 1953, but she makes a compelling case for Christmas largesse to be directed her way. This afternoon the weather is expected to turn to custard (or, perhaps, brandy butter) and when the rain sets in my mood may turn to match Eric Idle’s rather more ascerbic (and sweary – definitely NSFW) take on the festive season:

And if you’re feeling at all gloomy about prospects for the human race, then I have the perfect song for you. Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge1 assure us that worse is on the way — a truth we will all have to live with.

Normal service will be resumed when the mince pies are finished.

  1. From their 2012 album, Gonwards. []

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Macro December 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

And a merry xmas to you to Gareth, and to all a good night.

Thanks for the contributions over the year and the opportunity to share with others.

John Russell December 26, 2013 at 1:05 am

And a hearty season’s greetings to you, Gareth. From a sunny, but cold, Christmas morning in Devon, UK.

Keep up the good work in 2014. Let’s hope for more progress against climate denial.

Gareth December 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

Thanks chaps. And yes, let’s hope that ’14 brings some serious action.

Kiwipoet December 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

Further season’s greetings to you, Gareth, and the regulars. My ongoing thanks to this website. Given what 2013 brought on the extreme weather front globally, it’s not hard to see ‘worse on the way.’ Politically, it’s hard to see any movement with Obama entering lame duck territory, but, like you, I’d like to see some real action.

SCM January 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Happy New Year Gareth.
I will have ‘Worse on the way’ humming round my head for the foreseeable future – that song is an ear worm!

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