Monday, 24 December 2012

Rupert Holmes - Perfect Tree (1980)

Here's a nice tune I heard a few Christmases ago whilst on a nostalgia trip, revisiting kids Christmas television specials of my youth. "Perfect Tree" by Rupert Holmes, the same bloke you had a hit with "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)", was written for and included in The Christmas Raccoons, a Canadian cartoon, originally aired in 1980 as the first of four seasonal episodes before being turned into a regular show running for 60 episodes between 1985 and 1991. The song, a real McCartney-esque piano pop number, fits the scene perfectly, where the two kids stumble upon a ready chopped evergreen conifer and decide to take it home on the back of Schaeffer the dog. A soundtrack LP called "Lake Freeze" exists but I've never seen one and is apparently a bit of a rarity. Anyway, enough of my yakkin', Merry Christmas.....


...and you can watch the full episode here if you're a saddo like me!

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