A musician who’s not afraid to wade into the controversies of Christmas entertainment is hoping to help his fans see the funny side of a Covid Christmas.
David Goody, who describes himself as “Coventry’s novelty version of Michael Buble” has released a Christmas advent calendar featuring songs to put a smile on people’s faces.
Among his selection are alternate versions of traditional Christmas songs with a Covid twist – like ‘Staying Home for Christmas’, a parody of Chris Rea’s ‘Driving Home for Christmas’.
David, who has performed on stage at Glastonbury and the Godiva Festival, writes Christmas songs every year, including ‘Spon End Santa’, which was released in 2016.
Last year he released a Christmas album around the theme of Die Hard, proclaiming himself firmly in the camp of those who believe the Bruce Willis classic is a Christmas film, rather than just a film set at Christmas.
It featured songs such as ‘Hans Gruber is coming to town’, ‘But Hans, it’s Cold Outside’ and ‘Have yourself a Yippee-Ki-Yay Christmas’.
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Some of these songs feature on David’s advent calendar of songs – and they’ve even got approval from the writer of Die Hard Steve E De Souza, who David said retweeted some of the songs.
The controversy over whether Die Hard really is a Christmas film is a popular topic every festive season – but this year director John McTiernan weighed in on the debate by posting a 12-minute video explaining why it is a Christmas film.
What else is on the advent calendar?
David’s Advent of Goody features 24 songs being released over 24 days in December in the run up to Christmas.
There’s several Covid spins on festive favourites, such as ‘I think we’re at home now (for Christmas)’ and the US election also makes an appearance in the John and Yoko inspired ‘Happy Xmas (Election is Over)’.
You can view them on YouTube or at www.davidgoody.co.uk
Speaking about the project, David said: “I like to think of myself as Coventry’s novelty song version of Michael Buble and this year I’m pulling out all the stops.
“2020 has been a crazy year and I’m inviting people to end in the most strangest way possible with a series of absurdly silly Christmas songs to take your mind off lockdown.”
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