Fairytale of New York: How the Pogues Created a Christmas Classic

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Braveheart Physique : This is THEE best Christmas song of all time.

swapsplat : I've literally never heard this song before.

3legs : Not an Irish Christmas til you hear this playing

debaserNYC : Its not all bleak at all. you are forgetting one of the crucial/best parts of the song... the ending where they are fighting and she is saying how he took her dreams from her, he counters by saying he always had them along with his own. They need each other and all this other stuff around them doesn't matter. At least thats what Im taking from it... Merry Christmas!

RyanNottingham : I love polyphonic, click straight onto the video when I get the notification. Couldn’t click on this upload quick enough!

Agent Jens : Do King Crimson!

Reece Robson : Do The Smiths

GreenQuox The Purple : Video about the pogues? didn't know christmas eve is earlier this year

Oisin McPhillips : greatest Christmas song of all time. no arguments.

what : Ehmmm, hello..can we get a video about Tool???

Smokedorangecat : By far one of the best channels I've come across. Thank you Polyphonic, seeing a new video means a well cooked meal for my thoughts and ears.

Mister Apple : I'd watch this, but then I'd lose the Pogues Game.

Dragons Thanos : Quite a pleasant surprise, I never hear this song played or talked about because I live in the states and it's one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. THIS is a pop masterpiece

Genia Kumasi : Such a historical place in Irish families and most definitly acknowledging the Irish famine immigrants

qascarface : Do one on Hendrix

Sean Lenehan : I'm so glad you broke down this song. The Pogues are awesome!

Jan Minor : It's such a well-written song. Lots of Christmas songs actually are, but this is one of the few that's not annoying...

Jordan Manners : 4:58 judicious use of the fade out

Alessandro Canziani : Speaking of Morricone, i think he would be a fantastic subject for one of your videos. Anyways, great job as always!

Max Bartlett : Hotel california by the eagles!

Alejo M : do a video on brian may

Melora Foy : "I could have been someone." "Well so could anyone. You took my dreams from me when I first found you." "I kept them with me babe, I put them with my own. Can't make it all alone, I built my dreams around you." That is the most touching part I think. But it wan't mentioned in the video.

Sebastian Elytron : Second best Xmas song of all time after Christmas Wrapping.

Hannah Groom : I was in charge of the music this Christmas. And I'm not going to lie, my family weren't even disappointed with the fact that it was just Fairytale of New York over and over again. lol.

Patrick : Crazy timing - home for Christmas and RTE(Irish TV) is about to broadcast a documentary right now on this very topic

myfavs : The most popular Christmas song in Britain is creepy anti-American rubbish that even insults NYC. Only in Britain

Ruairi Flynn : It's amazing how I see this is such an important song in Ireland and I see it as Irish. Even though it was made by mostly British people.

Flaming Monkey Guy : Amazing quality for a relatively small channel ( well not small but compared to some lesser but bigger channels cough cough *the Paul family* ). Great job and keep up the hard work!

15pintoponies : RIP Kristy. What a great voice. Don't know what States they live in, but I hear this every year on the radio during the holidays. Even the grocery store plays it!! Not only one of the best Christmas songs, but a great album!Happy Holidays!

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jamie nugent : Great video! Poor old Shane, a friend told me about the time he met him in the pub in January (when he gets his royalties from the song, his main source of income now). They were chatting away and Shane said to the barman "Whatever this man wants, and the usual for me. The usual being a pint of straight gin.

teetle0 : Check out how to make gravy by paul kelly for Australia's all time best christmas song

TokyoBlue : best Xmas song because it's not sappy

Lacy- stevens : Love the pouges

mad keys : i absolutely adore this channel. will you please talk about britpop & the blur vs oasis feud sometime?

Kurush N Dhondy : Just started to watch your videos. Please make a video on Jimi Hendrix, he is my favourite artist and he is a legend. "The Hall of Hendrix".

Dan Wright : Time to do a black sabbath video

demonlung : do a video on Brian Jones

Garit Schmidt : Do The Weight by The Band

Poeb : Tool

kernerbs : Sleaford Mods, please)

David Silbermann : WEEN!! pls

Ivan Lendl : Best Christmas song ever. There's a magic to this song that's undeniable. And wow I never knew the connection to Morricone's theme to Once Upon a Time In America but yep I could hear it as soon as it was mentioned. My all-time favorite movie (the Director's cut) connected to my all-time favorite Christmas song - love that.

arikgr : Hey Polyphonic, would love a video on Chic, for instance Sister Sledge's He's the greatest dancer - the rythm guitar is so great. Thanks!

Sam Bullock : I work in a supermarket and from the 1st of December to Christmas Eve we play a CD of about 15 Christmas songs, including Fairytale of New York, on repeat, over and over again. Being a busy time of year I usually work 9 hours, 6 or 7 days a week through December so I hear Fairytale of New York probably over 500 times over the course of the month. So, with that knowledge, I hope you’ll all respect me when I say that I utterly fucking despise this song with all of my heart

Butter Guitar : Plini

Yaz : 1st comment and like

Lothar of the Hill People : You should try making a video about good music sometime. Your quality is far too high for such terrible content.

Ron Piekarz : I cant believe I haven't heard of it until this year (2018)

elvistheripper : Thousands are Sailing would be an even better, denser song lyrically to give this treatment to. It was so heady I wrote a mid term paper on it in University. Would love to see the Poly take