Greatest Christmas hits of the last 2000 years: No. 9

Stop The Cavalry – Jona Lewie

THERE’S nothing more Christmassy than the sound of a Salvation Army brass band, is there? And that’s what this sounds like. World War I, trenches, anti-war message, bell-ringing, brass band… what more could you want? Isn’t it remarkable how many of the greatest Christmas hits were one-hit wonders?

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3 responses to “Greatest Christmas hits of the last 2000 years: No. 9

  1. You get a double whammy with this one – Christmas and a peace theme (which reminds us of the footie match in the WWI no man’s land).

  2. David Walsh

    A pedant writes: Jona Lewis had a minor hit prior to this one – ‘You’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties’ I think it crawled into the bottom of the charts sometime in the early 1970’s

  3. Erithian

    Another pedant writes: Jona Lewie also wrote and sang lead on “Seaside Shuffle” by Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs, a no 2 hit in 1972. So that makes him a 2½-hit wonder at least. Great choice though.

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