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CALLING ALL CHOIRS . . .

Chris Evans | 13:34 UK time, Wednesday, 7 December 2011

You can't fail to have noticed that The Brekkie Show is supporting the Military Wives' Choir. Well, now we're inviting choirs across the nation to record a version of the song and send it in to us!

To see how it's done you can watch the official Military Wives video.

And you can download the lyrics here. Lyrics.doc

Chris and the production team will be selecting some of their favourites to play out in the lead up to Christmas. This is your chance to share in the magic of the majestic Military Wives. So warm up those vocal chords singers everywhere, and get recording now!

Email your rendition as an MP3 to Chris.evans@bbc.co.uk and make sure you put 'CHOIRS' in the subject.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Ello CLP Ma Man & ALL Bloggies....

    Bingo Star 'ere....

    'ow's it goin??????

  • Comment number 2.

    C&P from last blog - sorry to bore people

    Hi all

    I have a problem and I would like some suggestions please.

    In a couple of weeks Mr bp is taking me to a 1star michelin restaurant for dinner and I want a new dress, but I can't see anything I like on line or in the shops and I am not sure what would be suitable - any ideas?

    Thanks

    PS - have heard the miltary song a ocuple of times now - its very nice but no tears

  • Comment number 3.

    As for mesen.... Am still at 'ome off work on the sick still suffering with me bad throat infection/ fever that started around the time of the CiN gig!!!!!!!!!
    The good news is me blood tests at the doctors proved not as bad as 'e feared.... and the other good news is am now well past the worst and am 70%-ish better!!!!!!!!

    A just wanted ter say whilst being at 'ome watching alotta TV am totally fed up of TV ads trying ter sell me perfume/ aftershave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Silly attractive people.... who m-o-v-e..... s-l-o-w-l-y...... who t-a-l-k..... s-l-o-w-l-y..... who l-o-o-k...... s-l-o-w-l-y...... All a can wonder is why are they behaving in such a way that they look like they are under the influence of some kind of drugs!!!!!!!!
    Or is it the fumes from the DAMN IT perfumes?????????????????????

    Ter the silly attractive people who think they are it all 'cos their wearing/ sniffing their perfume, who tried ter sell me the stuff 52 times in the past 3 days:

    A DON'T WANTER BUY YER DAMN IT PERFUME/ AFTERSAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Tarr!

  • Comment number 4.

    Christoff, didn't realise the breakfast show was supporting the MW! lol

    Bingo, I don't watch or listen to adverts, they imediately get muted in our house. Glad you're on the mend.

    Pen x

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi everyone

    Phew - I'm exhausted! Had someone here all morning going through some tecchie stuff. Suffice to say I'm proper excited about 2012 now. Also my new phone came this morning so I've been setting it up and exploring its many functions for the last couple of hours. Needless to say my brain is well and truly fried!

    Chrissie: the reference to the offspring in their "love nest" made me smile. I really hope they enjoy a long and happy life together.

    Baggy - if you can't see something you fancy in the shops, my advice would be to make the most of something in your existing wardrobe. It might be worth asking the restaurant if there's a dress code - it would be wrong to assume that jsut because it's Michelin starred you have to don a posh frock. I've been to The Ivy twice now and people wear jeans and t-shirts there! The most important thing is that you're comfy and that you both enjoy a lovely evening together.

    Doh! I've now forgotten everyone's blog entries. Think I need to lay down in a dark room for an hour or ten!

    Loving the advent guesses today.

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 6.

    Deev - good call to suggest calling the place - the suggest smart casual - which doesn't actually help that much but means I have more scope - I want to wear my really high purple shoes so need to contract an outfit around that -maybe a black skirt and purple top?

    Is a tiara too much?

  • Comment number 7.

    advent guess

    a wise man with present

    baggy, the shoes sound fab but i agree with deev,wear something you feel happy in.
    going to catch up.
    back later

  • Comment number 8.

    And it's got to be something that's comfy to sit down all evening and EAT in. I've eventually learnt (the hard way!) ... just because it looks nice and is comfy when standing, after a few courses and some vino colapso, tight is not a pleasant experience!

    Have a look on line Baggles - I used to get most of my Goth garb from online shops (via the auction site marketplace) - masses of black/purple/corsetty type things with batwings that will go fab with purple stilts.

    Deevs, the wise one!
    x

  • Comment number 9.

    Hiya:

    What a terrific opportunity for the kids to get themselves on Chris's show before Christmas. How very exciting!

    Gail: I know I've missed you, but hope you have a good weekend and the conditions are not too horrific!

    CG: that's lovely about their choice of how to get married, and yes, you will all have a great party to celebrate!

    Pen: oooh, it must be a bit of a shock when your daughter gets married without telling anyone. I would love to be there if/when MsS gets married, but I would totally understand if they just wanted to get married without fuss.

    I wish I had had MORE fuss, but when I was 19, a small wedding was what I wanted.

    Bingo: good to hear you are getting better. You have been really not well, pet lamb. Now, are you really sure about the perfume and aftershave?

    Cheryl: what a busy day you have had. It sounds as though it's all coming together. And thanks for your lovely comment. xx

    We're getting there, at last, less than an hour to go. After the 12 hour shift yesterday, I am just a tad tired today!

    Have a nice evening, everyone.

    C xx

  • Comment number 10.

    and i too have not been feeling christmassy at all.
    i usually have the tree up as soon after the 2nd as possible..
    (got to get birthdays out the way first.)

    but this year it is still in the loft along with the ten or eleven boxes of decorations ( not all of them go up i hasten to add)( i love christmas really)but today i felt a bit better after a good walk through scrunchy leaves on the dog walk.

    had to go into our metropolis today to do some reverse shopping..and it seems all the nutters are out in their cars. we have a fair amount of speed limits over here but i was behind a lady who thought that 30 was the best number ALL the way.

    sorry.rant/vent over
    djeli

  • Comment number 11.

    Righteo peeps, I've been a slave to this laptop since about 7.30 this morning so it's time to switch it off before it combusts.

    Today's Advent reveal is ...


    A HOLLY WREATH!

    Guesses for tomorrow now being taken!

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 12.

    Oh and I was going to gues holly wreath today!! ;-)

    Honest, really!!!

    I'll have to go away and think of something else!

    Bingo, good to hear you're getting better. Keep taking care. Was it fragrence you wanted in your stocking for Christmas?

    Red, vent away! My target for the day is shopping trolley pullers who walk out of the shop door then stop dead!

    Baggy, love the idea of making the shoes the focus of the outfit - whatever you wear you'll look stunning I'm sure!

    Laters

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 13.

    Evening all (salutes and bobs whilst bending legs outwards) - why does that phrase always make me think of Dixon of Dock Green? (must be my age.....)

    My news for today is that I have ordered my Christmas pressie to me - an iPad2 + case (mind you it will have to be a joint xmas/birthday pressie - those of you with birthdays looming will know that phrase). I'm collecting it on Friday from ELH so I will have the whole weekend to play.

    What a good idea about the kiddies choirs - mind you it won't stop the tears welling....

    I'll get my guess for tomorrows advent calendar in now - surprisingly, I am sticking with the Robin (it will turn up eventually).

    Oh well, time to get dinner.

    Laters

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 14.

    Try again!

  • Comment number 15.

    Aaaarrgghh!
    What is going on here?


    Quick guess for tomorrow.........................
    ................a Snowflake


    Ta ta Lin x

  • Comment number 16.

    Chris - what are you trying to do to me? It's bad enough when the wives sing the song - I'm going to be inconsolable once the kids get going.

    I'm a complete emotional wreck this time of year. We had the Salvation Army brass band in the High Street last Saturday. I had to walk past them four times and every time I welled up.

    Hope you're all well - I'll go for an angel in the advent calendar, if I may.

    Love Barmy x

  • Comment number 17.

    Hi all

    MTD - so jealous of your ipad2 - I would love one (or the htc tablet) but just cannot justify to myself the hundreds of punds they cost, just for what would be a toy for me, everytime I think about it a voice in my head says -that money could be better spent!

    I have asked for cash for my birthday/ christmas to get a tablet and am waiting to see if the kindle fire gets released in this country as that looks like it would do for me

    Hi to all others - can I suggest a little game - you have 4 free hours - what 2 christmas films would you watch back to back - I would choose:

    1) muppets christmas carol
    2) miriacle on 34th street - the colour version

    Baggy

  • Comment number 18.

    Morning all

    Deevs my darlink, any chance you can recap the Advent pictures so far for me.

    I'm thinking of guessing crocodile but am not sure if that's appeared already!

    HAving troubles Lin? ;-)

    BArmy, Just think of me this morning! We've got the little kids from the local school coming to sing to my Oldies!! I shall be a wreck!

    Baggy, Good plan! Can we have hot chocolate and those little ginger biscuits you only get at Christmas too?

    I'll join you in The Muppet Christmas Carol but first I'll watch Home Alone - with my boys - just to watch them rolling around laughing!

    Laters - It'll be me not one of those pandas escaped!

    Sezza xxxx

  • Comment number 19.

    Morning,

    I had the day off yesterday and spent most of it at the german market in birmingham, great market , the mulled wine particularly recommended.
    They have it bubbling away in a huge vat, really hits the spot with the hot pork baps and bratwurst.
    My favourite Christmas movie is A Christmas Carol (Alistair Sim version), closely followed by the muppet version, closely followed by its a wonderful life.closely followed by white christmas.
    Advent guess is a steaming jug of delicious German mulled wine.

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning troops

    Jovial - I really want to go to the German market again. I went last year but made the mistooook of making it on a Saturday and it was like a rugby scrum in parts. I'm hoping that we're not too cream crackered next weekend as it's a busy one, but I'm going to work my charm on Nic so we can hopefully get the train over on Sunday after we've taken his little 'un back to his mother.

    Sezza - just for you:-

    Day 1 - Sledge
    Day 2 - 2 cuddly dogs wrapped in a scarf
    Day 3 - Snowman
    Day 4 - Santa hat
    Day 5 - Pile of prezzies
    Day 6 - Penguin
    Day 7 - Holly Wreath

    Over to you ......

    Christmas holiday fillums. Hmmmmm. Well, naturally, Love Actually would be top of my list (I've already watched it in the run-up to this Christmas, the afternoon of my tooth extraction), and what else .... errrrrrm ....... National Lampoons Christmas Vacation OR Planes Trains & Automobiles. Yeh, that'll hit the spot.

    mtd - enjoy your new toy! The woman I had here yesterday morning (my mentor!) had her phone, note book and pad from the Orchard lot - I said she'd get on famously with the lovely Rips!

    I got my new phone yesterday (yes, the fruity one!) and I have to say, I love it! I think they put some sort of subliminal drug in it - I just can't put it down. It's magical, beautiful .... :-)

    Right, talking of new phones, I am now going to ring my very best friend in the entire universe as we need a catch up.

    Back in bit. Naturally!

    Love Actually

    Deevs
    x x x

  • Comment number 21.

    my guess for today - fudge

    Well I'm doing a shopping trip at lunch to windsor and I will probably treat myself in the fudge shop there - the best fudge anywhere)

  • Comment number 22.

    I have some fairly decent recording equipment and would happily help with making a recording of this (free of charge) to play on the radio if anyone in the Shrewsbury area has a choir that wants to sing this -[Personal details removed by Moderator]

    P.S. Chris - you'll remember me as "Baby Spice" from the One Show's Spice Girls singalong for Comic Relief back in March :)

  • Comment number 23.

    sorry - I hate half brakets - here is its partner (

  • Comment number 24.

    A friend told me that Chris, or a guest, gave out the name of a website where you could advertise your choirs' christmas concert. I have forgotten the name of the website. Does anyone remember it?

  • Comment number 25.

    Morning each

    A tad windy in Fife!!. Whirlygig is whirling like a whirling dervish in the garden, bins are rocketing around the street, schools closing at lunchtime - and we're promised it'll be worse by 3pm. Bums.

    Back in a bit when I've caught up.

    Oh, and I think I noticed that the Breakfast Show likes the Military Wives Choir.

    xxxxx

  • Comment number 26.

    Morning!

    It's horrible here this morning, so just the day for Christmas films - Muppet Christmas Carol and.....ooooo.....The Snowman, have always loved it and when I saw the Liverpool Phil do the music live I cried all the way through!

    Still waiting for friends baby to arrive - 8 days now and today is daddy's birthday, so here's hoping!

    Artificial Christmas tree being purchased today by t'other, I will try to find all the decorations for it after physio - they're somewhere under the stairs...........

    We have the boys Christmas 'thing' next week, all the kids at the pre-school have been learning lots of songs, but I doubt whether he'll stand there and sing when everybody is looking at him, so I'm enjoying the renditions we get over dinner!

    Advent guess for today - A Candle!

    ebx
    p.s. we still haven't heard bout t'others job...............his first words to me this morning were 'it's been a week' - aarrgghh!

  • Comment number 27.

    afternoon peeps

    Missed y'all for the last couple of days - busy, busy, sorry.

    Christmas films .... Scrooged with Bill Murray and Santa Claus - The Movie with Dudley Moore as Patch, but honestly, I will watch any Christmas films, I pretty much love em all!

    Advent calendar guesses ..
    Deevs one - a nativity scene
    Dozy's alternative - cheese grater!

    I spent a very happy hour or two yesterday evening making some felt padded shapes either for the Christmas tree or to make a garland - some two colour hearts, christmas puddings, stockings and snowmen.
    Then I watched Kirsty's Homemade Christmas and what was she making..... a fabric garland of hearts.

    Have a lovely day, all, and if your hair isn't your own ..... wear a tightly tied headscarf or your 'syrup' will be in the next county!!!

    ttfn, Crumpy xx (aka Christmas Carol)

  • Comment number 28.

    'lo everybody

    Tis, Panda-Features here!

    Honestly, give me a group of children singing, including two little boys all on their own, and I'm gone - well done to them

    Welshteddy, I think the website you're thinking of was something like Christmas Is Coming and may have been Church of England backed?

    So, advent calendar - I'm thinking maybe a crocodile isn't the right choice, strange, that! so I'll go for an ickle mouse, carol-singing!

    Laters

    Sezza xxx

    PS Can someone tell JV it's nearly Christmas too - there must be some happier stories around!

  • Comment number 29.

    Afternoon Each,

    It's pretty windy down south, so I dread to think what it's like in Scotland. Please take care Scottish friends and let us know that you are safe and sound, tucked up at home xx

    I am sure that there are lots of things I should comment on, but I am so tired my brain has turned to mush. For most of this year I have been twiddling my thumbs, while bosses left and they decided what to do with me. Now I am so busy, I don't know if I am coming or going!!!

    Christmas Films - I have to confess that I haven't really watched many of the films that people are suggesting. But I do like Love Actually and The Holiday.

    Hugs to those that need them and if you don't have one anyway {{{}}}

    AliB
    xx

  • Comment number 30.

    Afternoon all from a slightly breezy Edinburgh. Work closed early due to all the weather warnings so I am safely tucked up at home.

    Congrats to Moira on her award... was it mentioned what the award was? But well done notheless.

    Favourite Christmas film has to be Love Actually.

    Advent Calendar guess: a bauble.

    Rx

  • Comment number 31.

    Good afternoon blogettes

    What to add my thoughts for our friends North of the Border. Sounds horrendous out there today - do take care.

    Weather permitting I'm off C*******S shopping straight from work. Well I had to make a start sometime !

    Regards PJ

  • Comment number 32.

    Ali, it's horrid here but I think it's even worse for Dozy, Chrissie and Mary.

    All the grandchildren are safe home from school, oldest son is on his way home from Edinburgh, but youngest son is still out and about - he's just passed miles of traffic waiting for the Bridge to open again, poor souls.

    Chrissie, so glad the move went well and the weather was kind.

    Ebb, hope your OH gets good news soon.

    For all those going into attics and sheds - wear a rope!!

    xxxxxx

  • Comment number 33.

    no word of a lie - my building is rocking - and I sit on the 4th floor at the top

    I am terrified but trying to be cool - my boss has said I can go and work on the botton floor if I want to

  • Comment number 34.

    SB - he should be telling you to go home - tell him I said so. And, don't know if it will help but daughter-in-law had your predicament (re outfit) a wee while ago and went to Debenenenhams. She got a personal shopper and was delighted - got an outfit she would never have tried on by herself.

    xxxxx

  • Comment number 35.

    Annie - she said its perfetly normal and shows that the building is well built

    I love the idea of a personal shopper- but worried my bank manager may not?

  • Comment number 36.

    Oh, it's a she? All the advice here is don't travel - trees down, bridges closed etc...

    I think you can tell personal shopper your budget - worth a try. Daughter-in-law looked lovely - the shopper even got the shoes, bag and jewellery to go with the dress.

    xxxxx

  • Comment number 37.

    Oh, and by the way SB, the personal shopper is free.

    xxx

  • Comment number 38.

    It's awful blowy here in the south, so I have my fingers and everything else crossed for everyone who has to be out and about 'cos I know its much worse elsewhere. Got family on the Isle of Lewis, so calls will be made later to make sure they've not been blown to Norway or beyond!

    Missed out on the penguin-related success of Sezza - well done you! - so have to come up with something else for the advent calendar, hmmm... how about a Christmas Tree???

    Poor Baggy, hope you're feeling better closer to the ground! 2 pals work in Canary Wharf, I don't envy them today!

    Stay safe, stay warm and be happy. Sending additional hugs to go with those from AliB.

    Off to extra swimming lesson at 6pm... won't need a hairdryer afterwards will I?!?!

    Love n hugs
    Ann xxx

  • Comment number 39.

    its not so bad here down south - just a bit blustery!

  • Comment number 40.

    Oh Annie, the west coast seems to be getting it even worse than us on the east. Hope your family has battened down the hatches.

    xxxx

  • Comment number 41.

    Aye up!

    It's blacker than the middle of the night here and the satellite signal has gawn AWOL. I was going to venture up to the post office but that can wait until tomororw, although there's stuff in the tumble drier so I need to venture out to the garage to retrieve it. Hi Viz vest at the ready .....

    Stay safe everyone.

    Annie - good point about getting someone else to choose outfits for you. I have to admit, Nic buys me some lovely clothes - they always suit me and fit like a glove, and the majority of them, I'd never have given a second glance at in the shop. In all honesty, I probably wouldn't even have ventured into those shops in the first place!

    Had a really busy morning catching up with admin, bills etc, and catching up with a couple of my dearest friends down in Suffolk. I need to cook a spag bol at some point this afternoon too or else there'll be nowt on the table for tea.

    Sally traffic now on Steve Wright - it sounds truly vile north of the border - hope you're all ok up there.

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 42.

    Just listening to Sally traffic. Oh dear, hope youngest son gets home ok. Just off to text him again - he'll be fed up with me.

    xxxx

  • Comment number 43.

    stay safe everyone today- joking aside it is horrible out there!

  • Comment number 44.

    Annie is head heading to Clackmannan or waiting for the Forth Road bridge to open?

    I'm curled up on my sofa, wrapped up in a blanket, with a mug of hot chocolwate with a glug of well known Irish cream liqueur added.

    The lights have started flickering, hope the power doesn't go off!!!

    Rx

  • Comment number 45.

    Rosie, he doesn't have to cross any bridges thank goodness. Was travelling back from Edinburgh to Livingston but it sounds like there's lots of problems on the M8.

    xxxxx

  • Comment number 46.

    That's good, hope he gets home soon.

    Rx

  • Comment number 47.

    ok.hope all those on the big island are safe...we are now down to two ferry routes..as four have said its too rough...thank goodness I dont have to be on one of the boats today.

    my thoughts are with the people who do have to be on them

    i am a rough boat scaredy cat and proud to be.
    i like it mill pond esque !

    djeli
    advent wiseman with present

    film the santa clause aaannnd....cant think of another one will be back later with my second film
    x

  • Comment number 48.

    Please take care all of you up North. It sounds horrendous.

    I'm laughing at Deevs heading out to the garage in the Hi-Viz vest. I know what you mean - it's been light for what feels like about forty minutes today.

    Now, I must be the only person on this blog who has never seen It's a Wonderful Life. I really want to, but I've just never caught it. I bought the Christmas Radio Times yesterday (other listings magazines are available, apparently) and it's not on this year either. Every other film you can think of is on, but not that one. I'm destined never to see it, I reckon.

    xx

  • Comment number 49.

    barmy - I've never seen it either!

  • Comment number 50.

    Going out on a limb here but I think Mr Evans is backing the Military Wives Choir but I could be wrong.

    On another note I understand it is a tad windy up t'north and across the border. Only 161MPH apparently...... keep a steady arm lock on them street lights and sign posts if you are out and about.

    Seriously - hope you are all okay up the top there and stay safe.

    Welshteddy the website you wanted was christmasnearyou.com it will have what you want on it.

    SB - as I work for a leading Civil/structural engineering firm your boss is right please dont worry all tall buildings have a bit of give in them. You should see the ones at the barbican in London - they sway like palm trees on a good windy day.

    Off home for me tea and my nephew is visiting later with the "mothership" his endearing name for his pregnant wife. Have a good evening everyone.

    CB xx

  • Comment number 51.

    Nor me!

    x

    PS: i survived the trip to the tumble drier!

  • Comment number 52.

    Havent seen it either but I did catch a clip the other week think it was on a channel that rhymes with "dive". I am bit funny about films cant seem to sit still long enough and afford the concentration to them they need I sort of wander off and get bored.

  • Comment number 53.

    Thanks Barmy - we're all ok hopefully - still haven't heard that youngest is home safe.

    Wonderful Life is a lovely feel-good film.

    Deevs, so glad you're home safe from the tumble drier.

    Redd - I was once (and never again) on the boat from the mainland to Stornoway across The Minch. Apparently the Highland Seer said that the only person who survived that crossing was someone with red shoes. Now, who said recently they had red shoes??

    xxxxxx

  • Comment number 54.

    Thanks Annie, Mum spoke to aunty in Lewis n all is ok, just v v windy!

    One of my neighbours has been calling for their cat for a while, better check he/she hasn't taken refuge in the garden and better take a torch...

    Take care all
    Ann xxx

  • Comment number 55.

    Oooh Annie and Redd, I know that crossing over the Minch *very* well. The old boat - the one without the stabilisers! - was a nightmare. When my brother and I were little (many moons ago!) we used to run up and down the deck playing hide n seek with the other kids. Then it was time for breakfast and playing 'chase the plate around the table' as the boat rocked and rolled. Luckily the sides of the tables were built-up to stop plates and their contents spilling onto the floor! You had to get used to it or starve, and I decided not to starve!

    These days it's much more civilised, mugs of tea are always available and the stabilisers work! It's just a bit worrying when a big wave hits the side of the boat and the "boom" echoes around the boat... Having said that, I wouldn't want to be on the Minch today, even with a pile of red shoes!

    Right, off to find that cat...

    Ann xxx

  • Comment number 56.

    Youngest son home safe thank goodness.

    Annie, think I must have been on that old boat without the stabilisers - was truly awful.

    Hopefully no-one is out on The Minch tonight.

    xxxxxx

  • Comment number 57.

    Annie, Glad the youngest son is home.

    Rosie, Glad you are safely tucked up at home too.

    I've never seen It's a Wonderful Life either or Santa Clause the Movie, or the Muppet Christmas Carol...I could go on :)

    My Brother said he almost died on a ferry back from Belgium once because it was so choppy. He might have been exaggerating but you wouldn't catch me on a boat on a choppy sea! I get motion sickness travelling on a train!

    Right nearly home time, hooray. I'm off to a friends tonight for my tea and a girlie gossip.

    AliB
    xx

  • Comment number 58.

    Just seen Lorna Gordon on the news - just down the road from me. Hopefully she's off into the Queensferry Lodge Hotel for a coffee.

    xxxxx

  • Comment number 59.

    Thanks very much, Sezzagirl and Cocneybird, that was exactly what I wanted.

  • Comment number 60.

    Sorry for the absence again.

    Life and work seem to get in the way!

    Have forgotten what I wanted to say now...

    Hope all the Scottish folk are ok, it's pretty rough here as well!

    Oh, and my guess is a reindeer.

    JG x

  • Comment number 61.

    Hello.

    just been checking down the posts to see that your all safe and sound ,and pleased to see that you all are, phew!!!

    Thinking of you all north of the border , it must be frighting and hope it gets better for you soon.

    Gail , I'm with you on OH job ,my mumsold neighbours did the same job ,were gone most of the night and only got a couple of hours sleep then they were out again ,very brave men .

    Xmas movies ...Pola Express..Miracle on 34th Street...Jack Frost .with Michael Keaton...A Christmas carol..and Rudolph the movie..and loads more ,love em all , and I'm going to try and watch most of them while I'm off over the xmas break.

    Advent guess for Friday ...geese around a pond .
    Dozy's.alterative .pickled onion.

    Take care all and stay safe..Bids.xxx.

  • Comment number 62.

    Just heard The Towers Convent School Choir singing Wherever You Are and thought they were amazing - please keep playing it

  • Comment number 63.

    Chris, you have got to stop playing this Military Wives song so often on your show. I can't get any work done. Every time I hear it my eyes fill with tears and I am compelled to sit and listen quietly. The hairs on the back of my neck stand on edge and I find it a moving and emotional experience. This morning (Monday 19th) you ended your show with a schools version and I was forced to stop my lorry as I couldn't see for the rears. There is No Way that this song will fail to reach the Christmas number 1 spot. It's just too good. I have got my copy twice.

 

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