Without a doubt the best Christmas song and perhaps the best Irish Folk song ever created. Every beat, every tune, every chime ... they all fit perfectly to the song. But the words alone are enough to make even the manliest of men get a tear in their eye.
The song isn't "happy" or "exciting" like most other Christmas songs, but it is what a Christmas song should be... a song that reminds you of the less fortunate people that don't have a home to celebrate Christmas in. That is what all Christmas songs should be like, not a product of the media to make us go and spend a load of money.
Come on people, the song costs less than a can of Pepsi - just buy it! This song deserves a better chart position than this!
It's Christmas Eve, and Irish people fresh off the boat in New York City complain, argue, get maudlin, boisterous. In short, they're drunk... and acclimated to New York. They fancy themselves romantic for finding the occasional ray of optimism through their self-inflicted drama and misery.
I'm sure that there is scarcely a Brit or an Irishman who has not heard this song. This is not the usual Christmas song, despite its title. If you're looking for alternating wistfulness and rowdiness, with a distinctly Gaelic flavour, you've come to the right place.
This is a golden oldie. I have liked this tune a very long time and when the opportunity arose for a free download then it would have been sacrilege to ignore it. I like this song & the recording for what the sound and memories it brings. Just love it.
So different to the usual Christmas stuff it draws your attention immediately,to say nothing of the really catchy tune. The Pogues together with Kirsty MColl are excellent, you couldn't imagine any group pulling it off. Not just for Chritmas
Not everyone likes this song, but for me it will always be a classic. I only listen to it at Xmas normally, but this year it will probably end up being shuffled on my phone, so I can enjoy it all year round!