Fairytale Of New York

Kirsty Maccoll and Shane McGowan

It doesn’t feel like Christmas unless I hear “Fairtyale Of New York” by The Pogues and Kirsty Maccoll.  It’s funny, it’s witty, it’s melodramatic, it’s sweet and romantic.  In fact, it’s the perfect Christmas RomCom movie and it’s under 5 minutes.  It wouldn’t work in an 90 minute movie format.  You would start to hate both of the leads actors and it would be so over the top but in a song , Shane McGowan and Kirsty Maccoll play perfectly off each other.   The one line that I never knew was “The boys of the NYPD choir were singing “Galway Bay”.  I finally looked up the song.  A version of the song was made popular in the States by Bing Crosby.   I’ll include both songs.

So happy Christmas.  I love you baby. I can see a better  time when all our dreams come true.

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