“Mistletoe and Wine,” written by Jeremy Paul, Leslie Stewart and Keith Strachan, performed by British pop singer Sir Cliff Richard, who had a big UK hit with it 1988. The song was originally written for a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl” and emphasized harsh British class inequities. A re-write turned it into a more conventional holiday song, heard ad nauseum in the UK each yuletide.
“Mistletoe and Wine’s political beginnings,” John McKie, BBC News
“Why Cliff Richard’s Mistletoe and Wine is really a socialist Christmas song,” The Guardian
“The Little Match Girl,” 1986 HTV
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