Stone Cold Classics


The votes are in.

Last week, with a snow blown €25 Golden Discs voucher on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song about or which mentions Winter?

You answered in your dozens creating a brrriiliant playlist of chily classics.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place

Winter by Tori Amos

‘A Galaxy Very, Very Near’ writes:

‘Snow can wait I forgot my mittens
Wipe my nose get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart when I think of winter
I put my hands in my father’s glove
I run off where the drifts get deeper.’

A haunting and beautiful song about the relationship between a father and his daughter and the inevitable passing of time.


If We Make It Through December by Merle Haggard.

Stephen Moran writes:

From the school of “we’ve got both types of music: Country AND Western” comes the original outlaw Merle Haggard with “If We Make It Through December” teaching us a way to live within the law. Surely the ballad of the current Covid lockdown.


January Hymn by The Decembrists

Millie Bobby Brownie writes:

Now I know this might seem a bit early in the season for this pick, but January Hymn by the Decembrists is a really lovely little tune, very mellow and easy to listen to. I highly recommend listening to it of a cold miserable winters evening (not unlike this one). As it is, winter in Ireland gets worse after Christmas and continues into mid April, when suddenly it’s summer again.

Nick says: Thanks all and a very happy Christmas!

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9 thoughts on “Stone Cold Classics

  1. Andy Pipkin

    Well done Millie!!
    Fully deserved, thank you for your contributions each week.

    And thanks everyone for their contributions too a brilliant playlist every week!!!

    Massive thanks too Golden Discs for their continued support for Irish artists and their continued support for this competition!!

    And finally thanks a million Nick and all at Broadsheet Towers.

    Merry Christmas!!

  2. Clampers Outside

    Fair play Millie!
    I still think Sodom”s Nuclear Winter shoulda made the top 3 :0)

    Sod’ em!
    Ah, hahahaha! “sod ’em” hahaha.
    I know, yeah I know….
    I’ll get me warm coat.

  3. millie bobby brownie

    An early Christmas present from broadsheet’s own St. Nick ;D

    Hope you have a brilliant Christmas. Thanks again to everyone for a really lovely series of posts this year, as well as some absolute bangers to listen to! Nollaig shona daoibh!

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Happy Christmas, Millie! And congratulations. Sorry I did not say it directly before – I got carried away with myself :-)
      Enjoy the tickets, and whatever they bring you

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