Oh the weather outside is frightful… and yet there’s still something delightful about seeing London and her lambs blanketed with snow in the run-up to Christmas.
As we crunched and shuffled our way to school yesterday morning, Ezra declared ‘Snow is my favouritest weather ever!’
It seems like the perfect moment to tell you about a new CD release called Snowflake filled with songs to get you in the festive mood.
Snowflake compiles various Christmassy songs rejigged, from classic carols like O’ Little Town to more modern ditties e.g. Jingle Bells. Sung by Sophie Barker, lead singer of trip hop band Zero 7 and produced by KK who’s worked with Bjork among others, this is easy listening with a hipster edge.
The Babes and I have been playing the album since November and it always puts a swing in our evening. Ezra digs the jaunty version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer while Jed likes to get his stomp on to Frosty the Snowman.
There’s even a brand new song called Santa’s Little Helper featuring the London Children’s Choir and guest appearance from Old Red Suit himself!
When you’re feeling more bah humbug than ho ho ho, simply pop Snowflake in your player and before long you’ll be lighting candles, cracking open the egg nog or maybe even giving your neighbours a hug. It’s that full of cheer.
We have one copy of Snowflake to give away, simply answer the following question via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by deadline midnight GMT Sun Dec 12:
What band does Sophie Barker normally sing with?
Winner will be picked at random and notified by email and on the blog.
Snowflake is the final album in the children’s music trilogy including Lullaby and Toybox from the Rainbow Collections. It’s available on Amazon, HMV, Play.com and iTunes