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|Advent Calendar 2012: Now That's What I Call Christmas Music! (1980s)|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:14|
Ah, the 1980s. The heyday of the Commodore 64, the Walkman, VHS tapes and Michael Jackson. It was also the time of Bill Murray and Bruce Willis, of Gizmo and Dudley Moore.
From the satirical Scrooged ad the darkly hilarious Gremlins to the majesty of Alan Rickman's facial hair, the 80s saw some of the best Christmas movies ever made. And with them came a heap of decent Christmas movie soundtracks. Jerry Goldsmith blended lounge music, festive chimes, jazz and cheesy horror into Joe Dante's iconic theme, while Michael Kamen's witty plays upon Christmas carols combined with cracking action themes is perhaps one of the most impressive musical compositions in the blockbusting genre's history.
So if you're sick of The X Factor and Nativity 2, travel back to a time of big hair and tiny monsters with our second seasonal playlist:
(Warning: Requires Spotify to listen.)
Go back to our Advent Calendar.