Saturday Night Christmas Music Byte
“Christmas Day” was a holiday single released by the New Wave band Squeeze in 1979. The single was released only in the United Kingdom, and failed to chart, a major surprise since the band had had consecutive number two hits earlier that year. The song itself was not included on an album, but appeared between the releases of Cool for Cats and Argybargy. It has that Difford/Tilbrook way of looking at the world, complete with Morecambe and Wise reference in the chorus. Kicking off with Jools Holland on portentious piano chords, it proceeds through a number of “movements” from churchy to poppy over its four minutes, a trademark Squeeze approach.