Songs of the season
* "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
* "Happy Xmas (War is Over)," John Lennon and Yoko Ono
* "2,000 Miles," the Pretenders
* "I Believe in Father Christmas," Greg Lake
* "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth," Bing Crosby and David Bowie
And I'll afford an honorable mention to Band Aid's 1984-85 hit "Do They Know It's Christmas?" It's not a very good song, but it went a long way toward raising awareness about (and money for) the problem of famine in eastern Africa, and it stands as the godfather of all charitable collaborations by popular musicians in the 28 years since its release.
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