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Prog's Advent Calendar - Day Twenty Five with Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull

So here we are then, Christmas Day. Prog Magazine has been celebrating December and Christmas by drawing on the genre's rich association with festive music, bringing you a proggy treat each day.

And what's our final choice for the big day? It had to be Jethro Tull and Ring Out, Solstice Bells. Yes, we know that Tull's Another Christmas Song featured earlier, but if any prog band has a strong link with the seasonal period, then surely it's Tull. Ring Out, Solstice Bells featured on the band's 1976 album Songs From The Wood (as well as 2003's The Jethro Tull Christmas Album and 2004's The Christmas EP, and is without a doubt the band's best known seasonal tune.

So enjoy. And remember, this isn’t a “best of” list. We're not adhering to any numerical order. These are just 25 great seasonal songs for you to enjoy. It’s as simple as that. Season's greetings.

You can catch up with our previous Advent choices here. Have a very Happy Christmas...

Day Twenty Four - Greg Lake

Day Twenty Three - Marillion

Day Twenty Two - Jade Warrior

Day Twenty One - Chris Squire & Alan White

Day Twenty - Mike Oldfield

Day Nineteen - Kate Bush

Day Eighteen - Can

Day Seventeen - Jethro Tull

Day Sixteen - Big Big Train

Day Fifteen - Keith Emerson

Day Fourteen - King Crimson

Day Thirteen - Alex Lifeson 

Day Twelve - Rick Wakeman

Day Eleven - Nightwish

Day Ten - Genesis

Day Nine - John Wetton

Day Eight - Camel

Day Seven - Heather Findlay

Day Six - Steeleye Span

Day Five - Procol Harum

Day Four - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Day Three - Moody Blues

Day Two - Gandalf's Fist

Day One - Jon Anderson

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.