A spokesman for the TV station said ‘Hundreds of Christmas songs exist, but we have been made to listen to the same old ones for decades,’ Quite right in FB’s view. He doesn't want to hear any of the usual garbage. In particular, forcing anyone to listen to Paul McCartney’s truly awful Wonderful Christmastime should be a capital offence.
Fantasy Bob is also concerned that the compilers of these tapes always overlook the Christmas songs that cricket lovers warm to. In an effort to redress this oversight he has compiled his own album – with the thoroughly original title of the Best Christmas Album Ever. Here is a selection of its tracks:
…………………..and many many more.Merry Cricket Everybody featuring Vanburn Holder and Slade
In the bleak midwicket
Once in Rahul Dravid’s City
Rudi the hard nosed umpire
I saw 3 slips
The First No-ball
When Sachin got stuck up the chimney
While shepherds watched the Test all night
Away in a manger, no cricket in bed
All hail to thee o blessed Warne
Readers who would like to get in the seasonal mood might like to listen to one of FB's favourite modern carols - John Rutter's Star Carol.