"Two, Three, Fa.. La La La La La!"
Each Christmas for as long MRS. HERC can remember, the local soft rock at work station (her preferred year-round station) begins exclusively playing Holiday and Christmas Music on Thanksgiving Day and doesn't stop until December 26th. During the 1996 edition of this Merry Music Marathon, HERC heard a familiar song done in an unfamiliar way. After two phone calls to the station, HERC had the artist's name and two weeks and $18 later, he owned the CD. It's been a holiday staple here at The Hideaway ever since.
|Xmas song||Beatles song|
|Santa Claus Is Coming To Town||Eight Days A Week|
|Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree||I Saw Her Standing There|
|Last Christmas||Please Mr. Postman|
|Feliz Navidad||No Reply|
|I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus||All My Loving|
|Jinglebells||Love Me Do|
|Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer||Taxman|
|Mary's Boy Child||Nowhere Man|
|White Christmas||Ticket To Ride|
|Silent Night||Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds|
|Bairn Is Born In Beatlehome||Intro: A Day In The Life / Outro: All You Need Is Love|
Xmas! The Beatmas by The Rubber Band is that CD and Wham's "Last Christmas" performed as if The Beatles were singing "Please Mr. Postman" was the song. The Rubber Band are the pre-eminent Danish Beatles tribute band and originally recorded this album in 1994. Currently out of print and fetching fairly high prices on the collectors market, HERC can only say buy it if you spy it.
Another Beatles-esque Christmas experience is provided by America's leading tribute band, The Fab Four. They released a couple of ten song albums in the early 2000s before compiling the songs onto one disc, HARK!, in 2008. Two bonus tracks were later added and fortunately for everyone, the album can be heard on Spotify.