Am I imagining it or was there a drum kit with Xmas sounds floating around here?
Hopefully you were imagining it. It’s November. :-/
November is a bit on a late side to get one’s Christmas music ready. Seems as good a time as any to me. And no, I’ve not seen any other mention of it, though.
Are you trying to tell me that Mistletoe And Wine took longer than a morning to “perfect”? lol
Are you trying to tell me that Mistletoe And Wine took longer than a morning to "perfect"? lolCB
Quite possibly. It was recorded in June and July, and a rewrite of a song from the Hans Christian Andersen musical “Scraps” from 1976, so – yes – not made just before Christmas 1988. I also think it was released as a single in November that year as it was number one for four weeks, not just the Christmas weekend.
In the current instant world of YouTube, iTunes and viral videos, however, I’d not rule out a Christmas number one being composed and performed just a week or two before Christmas.