“But Hey Happy Christmas” is an ironic observation on how it is that through a perennial deluge of bad news stories, the spirit of Christmas offers us a brief, but fragile respite. The song references typical tabloid-conceived headlines that comment on our society’s most warped segments. The slick lyric deftly touches on close-to-home issues such as known, but ignored traffic black spots as well as connecting the listener with the global relevance of the war in Afghanistan. The provocative narrative is fused with an infectious melody and the combination is set to a wonderful festive musical arrangement.
Kimberley Rew, writer of “Walking on Sunshine” (Katrina And The Waves), said of the song: Tuneful, pithy and thought-provoking – a fine piece of work.
Joe Taylor; “Recordoftheday.com”: A great song and we’ll be featuring it as a likely future hit.
There hasn’t been a hit Christmas song for many years and we believe that with the right support and airplay The Strawheads song “But Hey Happy Christmas” has a great chance of changing that. Think more The Pogues’s “Fairytale in New York” than Cliff Richard’s “Saviours Day”. It may not have the sugary overtone of “When A Child Is Born”, but it is definitely a song for our times and it’s what we’re all thinking!