Slade guitarist Dave Hill recently revealed that the band’s biggest hit, Merry Christmas Everybody, is such a popular song among fans that they’re requested to play it all year round.
This news coincides with the fact it was recently December 1st, and as such, Noddy Holder has made his annual emergence into the world, from out of a series of mines in the black country where he usually resides.
At 00:01 December 1st, Holder wondered out of an abandoned mine located outside of Wolverhampton, with a cup of Bovril in one hand and a packet of pork Scratchings in the other.
Holder, the Black Country emissary of Christmas will spend the month making appearances on Christmas themed panel shows, daytime TV, and telling the assorted Loose Women all about Slade’s smash hit Merry Xmas Everybody.
Even though Slade had five other UK number 1 singles, and “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” is a right banger.
As per tradition, Holder will be tediously asked to scream ‘IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!’ so many times that the words will etch themselves on the inside of his vocal chords.
Holder will make the rounds at any and all Christmas themed media events, perhaps turning on a couple of town lights or appearing on some Aunt-appeasing nonsense hosted by some tedious drip like Michael McIntyre, before returning to his Black Country hibernation at midnight on New Year’s eve.
‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ was recently listed as one of the 20 most annoying Christmas song of all time by The Guardian.
Even though that list alone could be dominated entirely by Cliff Richard.
Wolverhampton have now boycotted The Guardian, resulting in zero changes to existing sales.