The rock legends and the comedy duo may currently be locked in the battle of the biopics, but Queen once battled Laurel And Hardy on the singles charts…
‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ remains a beloved holiday song, thanks in no small part to singer Burl Ives’ warm, mellow voice. It lights up Christmas every year.
Originally penned as a racy romance song about taking an unchaperoned sleigh ride, ‘Jingle Bells’ has become one of the most popular Christmas songs ever.
Capturing “the delirious optimism of the era”, ‘The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus’ remains one of the most ambitious extravaganzas in rock history.
Jackson 5’s exuberant version of ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ remains one the most uplifting Christmas songs of all time.
Having produced four Queen albums and Freddie Mercury’s ‘Mr Bad Guy’, Reinhold Mack saw the singer’s ‘genius’ working methods up close.
Vince Guaraldi Trio’s soundtrack album for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ has become a seasonal classic, full of magical pieces that stand on their own.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, with Richard Carpenter himself at the helm, the Carpenters orchestral album make the duo’s classic songs richer.
Written during a heatwave, ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ became a holiday standard. Dean Martin’s version is impossible to beat.
The album that “changed everything for The Rolling Stones”, ‘Beggars Banquet’ marked the start of a period of creativity and excellence for the band.
With backing from Apple and the support of Beatles Paul McCartney and George Harrison, James Taylor released a debut album that continues to amaze.
With ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, Bobby Helms made one of the all-time great Christmas songs – one that was still entering the charts 60 years after it was recorded.
A cynical act of mimicry by Sonny Boy Williamson II sparked a blues legend, the latest chapter of which has been tackled in song by Randy Newman.
The Rolling Stones’ third US album in a year, ‘December’s Children (And Everybody’s)’ was a mix of covers and originals, including unexpected treasures.
Recorded while Brenda Lee was still a teenager, ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ remains one of the greatest holiday songs of all time.