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19 oracle items tagged as christmas
December 11, 2014 / submitted by Abraham, Honduras
Q.  I just watch the mid-season finale of Forever and at the end of the episode one can hear Chris Martin playing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Is this song part of a compilation or just a single? Also, where can I find it?

The first time the band performed the song was on Jo Whiley's show for BBC Radio 1 back in 2001. This version was given away to the (now defunct) fan club members on the rare Mince Spies CD. It later featured on a charity compilation record called Maybe This Christmas.


November 20, 2014 / submitted by Sunil Mistry, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi there! Do you think it is likely that the band will a Christmas concert this year?
I know previous years have included Crisis and Under 1 Roof.

Great news if they have one this year too!

Thanks!

As part of Crisis at Christmas, in 2010 Coldplay performed two benefit shows for the charity in Liverpool & Newcastle.
Under 1 Roof raises much needed funds for Kids Company. As you may know the End of Decade Sale auction held in 2009 raised money for the cause but the 1st show happened on the back of the MX Tour at the O2 Arena in 2011. The second, last year, was a one-off at the Hammersmith (now known as Eventim but I still call it Hammersmith) Apollo.
There are no plans for a Christmas concert this year but as with the graffiti artwork from MX, there is an exhibition of Mila's artwork and proceeds from that will go to Kids Company.



November 19, 2014 / submitted by Kamili, Croatia
Q.  Dear Oracle,
is there any address where I can send you a Christmas card? Thank you, bye :) Kamili

Thank you, that is very kind of you. We do not have a postal address for cards or letters.
Every year I ask my family and friends to donate whatever they may have spent on a gift and card (plus postage) to a charity of their choice.
Maybe you could do that, if you don't mind?
Thanks again.



December 18, 2013 / submitted by Heaven , United States of America
Q.  Hey Oracle! Will the boys make another Christmas message? I just love them and I haven't found one for this year..

Patience, Heaven. It's only the 18th so there's still time. Watch this* space as they say.

*Not this space but you know what I mean.



December 17, 2013 / submitted by Mariano, Venezuela
Q.  Dear O,

What's your favourite Christmas Message from the boys? I really like the Last Christmas cover of 2007 with Jonny smiling at the end.

Feliz Navidad!

Ooh I'd totally forgotten about that Christmas message. I don't have a favourite but Will's performance in the End Of Decade Sale is brilliant - not a Christmas message I know but worthy of a mention.

I was thinking as we've had a couple of Christmas song questions recently (well it is less than ten days away) the band have performed enough to give people a Coldplay Christmas fix: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Last Christmas, White Christmas, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Jingle Bells and of course Christmas Lights.



October 1, 2013 / submitted by Charl, United Kingdom
Q.  I listened to Chris sing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas on YouTube and I loved it instantly, so I just wondered if it is available to buy somewhere?
Thanks.

There was a compilation charity CD released in 2002 called Maybe This Christmas that the track appeared on - you should still be able to get it.
Other than that, the only other official recording of it is on the Mince Spies CD but that was never available to buy as it was a free giveaway (in 2000). Copies do turn up from time to time on auction sites etc.



November 7, 2012 / submitted by Con, Australia
Q.  Hello Oracle,
I was wondering, as the Melbourne concert (13.11.12) is at the very end of the Mylo Xyloto tour, if there was any chance we'd hear any Christmas Lights or the like? I mean it would be just about the closest the tour gets to Christmas time.

People have told me it's too early for Christmas music - but is it ever truly too early for Christmas?

Cheers.

Is it ever too early for Christmas? In my book, anything before 24th December is too early. Ha ha.
Now the UK has had our last tradition before Christmas (5th November - Guy Fawkes night) we'll be hearing Christmas songs in-store any day now.
I have actually almost finished my Christmas shopping though and am more than happy to start drinking mulled wine.
Carols, trees, cards and decorations will all have to wait until the week before.
Anyway, Christmas Lights won't be making a November appearance. I'm pretty sure last December it only made it into two live shows' sets; Dingwalls and the Under 1 Roof charity gig.
*EDIT: Thanks Raphaele & Jasmin who inform me that Berlin also got to hear it last December.



December 28, 2011 / submitted by Phoenix, Australia
Q.  Was your Christmas one with snow or sun?

We didn't have a White Christmas here in the U.K. It was very mild where I was with a teeny bit of rain but not much.


December 23, 2011 / submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom
Q.  Where's this week's Team Oracle question?

As today is the start of the festive break, there will be no new Team Oracle posed until after the holidays.
However, due to an unprecedented response to last week's question, I will post some replies today and some next week.
I will be posting Oracle replies occasionally so do check back and of course to part II of this week's Team Oracle on Friday 30th December.
Thank you all for writing in (and replying) to the Oracle over the past 12 months and I look forward to seeing you when normal service is resumed Tuesday 3rd January 2012.
In the meantime, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!



December 21, 2011 / submitted by Jamie, United Kingdom
Q.  Is there any way of the Oracle encouraging everyone to buy Paradise, Charlie Brown or Christmas Lights starting this Sunday in hope Coldplay can be Christmas Number One this year?

I'd be up for it!!

I initially thought we may be having The Wombles as the UK's Christmas number 1 and was fine with that but as it now looks like our Christmas #1 is a cert & for a great cause, I think I will let fate decide...


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