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The Official Video Release of Lets Not Fight This Christmas

Posted: 06 Dec 2008 11:16 AM CST

More behind the scenes news on the Christmas record The DailyDust is supporting, Lets Not Fight This Christmas.

“And so it begins…

Well, I sat the couch last night and watched as a song I’d co-written was debuted on primetime BBC1. How very odd. Watching the comments spring up on The One Show blog within minutes was strange as well, but hugely gratifying. One or two divorced parents for whom Christmas is a difficult time really took the message of the song to heart, and while it is a fun Christmas song, we’re hugely pleased if it has an emotional impact as well. I mean, that’s why we all do this job.

It’s been a strange week. I mean, with ist,  I’ve had songs on the radio before (it never stops being thrilling…) but to date this is the fastest something I’ve had a hand in has reached so many people. And, glory be, the response seems to be overwhelmingly positive.

There have been one or two odd comments… seemingly divided between people who hate everything and people who think that even this attitude does not go far enough, but they’ve amused me no end.

Chris Difford and Aled Jones were both on Danny Baker’s Radio 2 show this morning, and the Wogan/Jones recreation of the Bowie/Crosby single was played back to back with “Let’s Not Fight This Christmas”. I hope this demonstrates that we’re on the same side! Angry Wogan fans can stop now! : )

I’m sure you’ll see and hear Mr. Difford on the radio telling our story a number of times over the next few weeks and don’t forget to try and catch him our tour with his ex-Squeeze mate Jools Holland if you can still get tickets. I’m assured “Let’s Not Fight This Christmas” is a staple of the set for the moment. Towards the end of the month, I shall file reports from his gig

Clearly, come January we’ll need to record some alternative versions - Let’s Not Fight This Valentine’s Day writes itself (although Let’s Not Fight This Easter scans better). I, too, will be wading into the promotional fray, so keep an ear out - particularly in the most Midlandsy parts of the country. If you hear strange Canadians discussing key changes and country disco, that’ll be.

Tonight, strangely enough, is our annual ist-mas extravaganza at home here in Leicester, so my festive mood continues… It’ll be nice to get back on-stage again following all this typing.

So, to those of you who have downloaded the Christmas song - THANK YOU! To those of you who haven’t yet, now would be nice… : )

Chris Difford & The Decorations - Let’s Not Fight This Christmas is out now on iTunes, with more download locations to follow. Many thanks, Kenton and the team”

We’ll continue with updates and photos over the next few weeks here on The DailyDust.

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