Tom Lehrer’s Christmas Carol is, for me, a delight, and I sing it to myself every December. Although his lyrics are ‘tongue in cheek’ I think we all have relatives like the ones in the song, and the commercial aspects that we complain about are very real. So – another one to make us all smile, and it’s American humour this time. I was unable to find a version with anything other than an album cover, apart from this, which at least shows the words so that you can sing along.
I took the photograph in central Manchester (not this year) and then played around with filters. I suspect our city centre is suffering badly this holiday season and I have no idea whether there are lights – we’re in Tier 3 lockdown and have been since the end of July with a short ‘break’ for a national lockdown.