“Hey, you! Don’t buy that Christmas single! Buy this!” Or why not buy ’em all?

The cover to Hobo’s Christmas, by Guy Calhoun.

It seems there’s a slight controversy about which political Christmas single we should all be buying.

Should it be the single in memory of Jo Cox – a cover of The Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want?

The Stones themselves have waived their claim on royalties, meaning more money from each sale will go to the Jo Cox Foundation – and bookmaker William Hill has said it will donate money staked on the single being Christmas Number One to charity.

You can use this link to buy it, and here’s the video:

Or should it be the piece in support of Jeremy Corbyn, JC4PM4ME?

All profits from this one go to food bank charity The Trussell Trust, it is available here on CD/Vinyl, here on download, and there’s a video as well:

… and then this morning This Blog received a comment from ‘malsainsbury’ about another Christmas song, by her son Guy Calhoun.

It’s called Hobo’s Christmas. All proceeds will be donated to charities supporting the homeless, and This Writer has a soft spot for it because the video was shot in my original home city, Bristol.

You can buy it here, and – guess what? – there’s a video:

Whatever you think of these songs – and I’ve seen some fairly vitriolic remarks about the ‘Jeremy Corbyn’ single – they have all been created with good intent, to help charities and the people who rely on them.

Whether you buy one, all, or none of them is up to you.

If you do buy any of them – have a Merry Christmas! You’ll be helping others to do the same.

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3 thoughts on ““Hey, you! Don’t buy that Christmas single! Buy this!” Or why not buy ’em all?

  1. Barry Davies

    I believe the xenophobic remain campaign has released a cover version of “I’m dreaming of a white christmas”, all funds to go to a court case to keep the freedom of movement for eu nations whilst preventing other nations citizens coming here.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      There is no such single.
      There is no prohibition on people from nations outside the EU coming to the UK and those from outside the EU narrowly outnumber those from within the bloc.
      The Remain campaign was not xenophobic – it supported the free movement of people between countries.
      The implication of racism – “xenophobic”, “white Christmas” – is false.
      No court case is planned along the lines expressed in this comment.

      That’s five lies in a single sentence. Shame on you.

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