It's the penultimate day. Christmas Eve. And we've just one day to go. Join Prog Magazine as we celebrate December and Christmas by drawing on the genre's rich association with festive music, bringing you a proggy treat each day.
Today the late, great Greg Lake takes centre stage with one of the Christmas season's greatest ever songs, I Believe In Father Christmas. A number two hit for Lake when he released it in 1975, the songs hard-hitting lyrics (from Pete Sinfield) lambasting the commercialisation of the seasonal period, the loss of innocence and childhood belief have struck a chord with listeners over the years, while the use of a part of Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé (at the suggestion of Keith Emerson) adds to the songs memorable melody. It remains a timeless classic.
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.
Day Twenty One - Chris Squire & Alan White
Day Four - Trans-Siberian Orchestra