December 1, 2018



Or I wish it was. At the King's Head Theatre, there are differing opinions about when Christmas starts. Does it start at the beginning of panto season, this year from 23 November for Buttons: A Cinderella Story by Charles Court Opera? Does it start at the beginning of December (obviously, Christmas = December, not just one day)? Or does it, as some would say, start in mid-December?


Whenever your Christmas starts, the King's Head Theatre's office team have compiled a list of Christmas classics to see you through until the grey new year.


Adam Spreadbury-Maher: Artistic Director - Driving Home For Christmas by Chris Rea

It’s what Christmas means to me - not consumerism, but being with the people you choose to call your family. 


Fiona English: Executive Director - Driving Home For Christmas by Chris Rea 

How can you NOT love Driving Home for Christmas? I went to boarding school from the ages of 13-18 and nothing said the holidays like whacking on Chris Rea at full volume on repeat and singing the song repeatedly the 100 miles home. As someone who cycles everywhere around London I admit it’s quite odd listening to it while on my bicycle but it still counts!


Louisa Davis: Senior Producer - The Christmas Song by Michael Bublé

Quite frankly, any Bublé xmas song: if Bublé is on, its Xmas - his voice is so smooth and calming! 


Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

It’s mine and my best friends favourite Xmas song and if you hear it in a shop you, have to call the other :)


Richard Lambert: Theatre Manager - I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake

It's an epic, soaring Christmas bonanza


Oscar French: Marketing and Programme Manager - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

A chilling, wintry Dickensian carol tinged with magic


Christina Gazelidis: Assistant Theatre Manager - I'll Be Home For Christmas by Michael Bublé

Whenever I listen to this song, I think of my family and loved ones and spending the Christmas holiday together. 


Alan Stratford: Box Office Manager - Merry Xmas Everybody by Wolverhampton's finest Slade.

It's only Christmas when Noddy Holder screams it.


Alex Jackson: Trainee Resident Director - Fairytale of New York by The Pogues ft. Kirsty McColl Always feels like Christmas when I hear this one on the radio. Reminds me of home and family, and putting up the Christmas decorations - I always play this one first.


Charlie Norburn: Trainee Resident Director - Driving Home For Christmas by Chris Rea 

I’m a Sheffielder who has recently moved to London - this year I’ll be making the journey home for Christmas and listening to this tune.


Alexandria Anfield: Trainee Resident Director - Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine

It’s a classic Christmas no 1 


Germma Orleans-Thompson: Marketing and Programme Assistant - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Wizzard

Because who doesn't?


Whether you've already brought out the Bublé already, or are waiting until Christmas Eve to sing your soul out to Slade or Shakin' Stevens, look no further because Christmas is here!





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