So, I have to go backwards some more. After a conversation with Mike yesterday, I realized I haven’t been covering my 7″ collection here in this series. There are just a few to do before I’m all caught up for good (I think).
I have two copies of this 7″ from 1985, a standard black vinyl, and a cool clear green edition with a slip cover (pictured).
The two songs are fun. I know for sure we used to hear the title track on the radio (at Christmas) all the time, as kids. It’s a typical Bryan Adams feel-good mid-tempo song filtered through Santa’s workshop and every sappy holiday movie you’ve ever seen. The video (and its ending) represents a typical winter’s day in most towns (including mine) lol.
Reggae Christmas (the video for which includes Pee Wee Herman), is less sappy more party, but still right in that feel-good groove aimed at radio.
Both of these tracks came right when Adams and the band were flying high with Reckless, and it was cool to see them having a bit of fun with it.