“Sleigh Ride” remains a lighthearted, happy frolic through the season.
Kate Lillie on the Christmas classic inspired by the Cuban missile crisis, of all things.
It is impossible to imagine a man with red glitter lapels being sad about anything.
This is a perfect portion of Christmas pop – cheerful, lighthearted and festive.
If any song could encapsulate how joyful Scrooge must have felt waking up on Christmas morning a changed man, this must surely be it.
You can almost hear the director: “yes, that’s right people, it’s the Middle East so we need… A CAMEL TRAIN! Right? Am I right?”
It’s the only Christmas song I know of which manages to involve aliens and a spaceship AND manages to use the word “twas” with a straight face.
Global Comment is here to brighten up your advent and bring back the magic of Christmas with some pop culture – it’s healthier than chocolate and much more fun.