Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe


The Impossible

Jingle Bells

Here Come Santa Claus

A good friend of mine gives me a lot of grief for posting Christmas music on the site. Besides the fact that he does not care for Christmas music, he says that he think people from “countries outside the US have no idea how Americans celebrate Christmas. They tend to not realize Christmas music is for shoppers at malls.” And for the most part, I have to agree with him there.

At the same time, I find it very odd that musicians from countries where Christianity is not the majority would choose to record these songs. Then again, if you look in the news as of late, you’ll see that the ‘most expensive Christmas tree ever‘ is in Adu Dhabi and that people are starting to celebrate Christmas in China… The religion of Consumerism – and it’s soundtrack – is the gift that keeps on giving.

I have not been able to find anything about The Impossible – who are not to be confused with The Impossibles of Thailand. If you have any information about the band, please get in touch or leave a comment.

Catalog number SMR 111 on Sima Records of Singapore. No further information available.

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Well as a man with an obnoxiously huge stack of Christmas wax who plays drums in a seasonal Christmas band, I thank you. This is gold. Peace.

Sincerely,

Lil Drumma Boi

Comment by sean

I always think of the Christmas season as *expanding* the musical palette that’s available in public places in the US. 1920s novelty songs, obscure 1950s pop crooners, 300 year old Child ballads, almost anything bossa or jazz related- it all suddenly becomes okay to broadcast in places that normally blare single subgenres released during a range of a few years or even months. Either way though, the songs above are most charming. My Santa hat’s off to you, Mr. Ellis.

Comment by Angela Sawyer




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