Frank Kelly - Christmas Countdown (Dec 1983)

Okay, so who bought this one? Surprisingly, this nonsense reached #26 in the UK singles chart during Dec 1983, and in Ireland this reached #8. The single is actually a comedy version of the 12 Days of Christmas.

If you think you recognise that face in the video, well Frank Kelly played Father Jack Hackett ("feck", "drink", "woman" etc.) in the hit 90's comedy series Father Ted.

The video clip is from Top Of The Pops on 5th January 1984. Why did the BBC show this on 5th Jan when the Christmas hols were over?

 

 

Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Wham! Last Christmas

John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?

Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry