Christmas With The Broons 2013

11 November 2013 07:00

A braw collection o’ The Broons festive favourites.

Christmas With The Broons, an album produced by The Music Kitchen in association with DC Thomson, was released today, Sunday 10th November 2013.

The compilation CD features over 50 festive favourites including hits from original artists such as Bing Crosby (White Christmas) and Dean Martin (Let It Snow).  Scottish style versions of timeless Christmas classics like Jingle Bells and Silent Night will also feature on the album.

Christmas With The Broons also includes special guest appearances by Kelly Brown & The Scottish Rugby Squad (Highland Cathedral), Oor Wullie’s Bucket Band (Shang A Lang) and The Broons Appreciation Society Chanters with their brand new song Join The Broons At Christmas.

This is The Broons’ second Christmas album.  In 2010 the first album went gold after reaching number two in the Scottish charts.

Maw Broon said, “Choosing songs and tunes for this collection was guid fun. With a big happy family like oors, Christmas is filled with music. Whether they’re ben the hoose or in the kitchen, somebody is aye singing along or humming tae their favourite. Granpaw gies the ballads big licks, nae matter if he kens the words or not. The CD is a braw wee taste o’ Christmas wi’ the Broons.”

Gordon Campbell from The Music Kitchen added, “We are deeply proud and privileged to be working with such an iconic family brand.  I think that this second album can go one better than the first by topping the Scottish charts this Christmas!” 

The Broons and Oor Wullie have been a key staple in The Sunday Post for over 75 years.  Christmas with The Broons is available from all good stockists including HMV, Dobbies Edinburgh Woollen Mills and Amazon.


Notes to Editors:

Christmas with The Broons track information:

CD 1:
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Jingle Bells (Ceilidh Version) - Glebe Street Ceilidh Band
Let It Snow - Dean Martin
Lonely Pup In A Christmas Shop - Adam Faith
Ding Dong Merrily On High (Christmas Bagpipe Version)                                                  
White Christmas (Original Recording Remastered) - Bing Crosby
Merry Christmas Everyone (Maggie’s Christmas Party Mix)
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Perry Como
Frosty The Snowman (Granpaw’s Favourite)                                       
Mary’s Boy Children (Past Christmas No.1) - Harry Belafonte
Festive Reels -  Bill McIntyre & His All Star Ceilidh Band
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Vocal Mix) - The Weans Up The Close
Silver Bells - Doris Day
The Holly And The Ivy -  Paisley Abbey Choir
Santa Clause Is Coming To Town (The Twin’s Favourite) -  Santa’s Little Helpers
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Little Drummer Boy (Scottish Mix) - But an’ Ben Band
Join The Broons At Christmas (New Song) - The Broons Appreciation Society Chanters
Silent Night (Scottish Fiddle And Accordion Version)
Baby It’s Cold Outside (Elf Mix) - DinahShore and Buddy Clarke
Mull Of Kintyre (Scottish Christmas Mix) - The Lone Piper
Jingle Bell Rock (Hen’s Favourite)
What Do You Wanna Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford & The Checkmates(Past Christmas No.1)
The Warm Glow Of Christmas (Mistletoe Mix)
Song Medley From The Movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” - Daphne’s Balcony Band

Winter Wonderland (Ceilidh Version) - Glebe St Ceilidh Band
Sleigh Ride - Johnny Mathis
The Christmas Song (Original 78 Vinyl Recording) - Nat King Cole
Walking In The Air (Scottish Mix)- The Piping Sna’men
I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus (The Bairn’s Favourite)
Step Into Christmas (Hen’s Party Mix)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Scottish Vocal Version) - Emma Anstruther
Christmas Alphabet (Past Christmas No.1) -  Dickie Valentine
Festive Jigs On The Banjo - Banjo Boys
Highland Cathedral (Vocal Mix) - Kelly Brown & The Scottish Rugby Squad
Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Horace’s School Choir
Scottish Sing A Long Medley - A’ The Neebors
When A Child Is Born (Bagpipes Version) - Paw’s Puffin’ Pipers
Wonderful Christmas Time (Joe’s Favourite)
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Ceilidh Version) - The Glebe St Ceilidh Band
Ave Maria (Maw’s Favourite)
Three Cheers For Christmas - The Tartan Boppers With Ravenswood Primary School Choir
This Ole House (But an’ Ben Christmas Tribute Mix) - Rosemary Clooney
Jiggin’ In The Snow - Brian and Craig MacDonald
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Ceilidh Version) -  Glebe St Ceilidh Band
The Twelve Days Of Christmas - Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters
I Believe Frankie Laine (Past Christmas No.1)
Pipes Of Peace - Granpaw’s Auld Time Tootlers
Home (Scottish Female Choir Version) - Aria
White Christmas (Reprise) - Celtic Chorals

BONUS TRACK – Shang A Lang - Oor Wullie’s Bucket Band

The Broons and Oor Wullie
Oor Wullie and The Broons are cartoon strips that appear every week in The Sunday Post. Both strips have achieved legend status because their exploits have been running for over 75 years. The artwork and well observed storylines make them instantly recognisable to Scots everywhere who recognise a little of themselves in these classic tales. Celebrities take an appearance in The Broons or Oor Wullie as a great honour.

The Broons Annual 2014 is currently on sale.

The Sunday Post
The Sunday Post sells 250,000 copies every Sunday across its circulation area of Scotland and the north of England. 

The Sunday Post has recently undergone a revamp with extended news and sport coverage. The newspaper continues to feature legendary comic characters The Broons and Oor Wullie.  Plus, the best team of columnists in the business; Lorraine Kelly, Ross King, Gordon Smith and Alan Brazil.

In 2013 The Sunday Post was crowned Scotland’s Newspaper of the Year and in 2014 the newspaper celebrates its 100th anniversary.

DC Thomson
DC Thomson & Co Ltd is a private company and one of the leading publishing houses in the UK.  The company’s headquarters is in Dundee, Scotland, with a London base in Fleet Street.  The company publishes newspapers, magazines, comics and books.  It also has interests in radio, printing, retailing and online services.  

The Music Kitchen
The Music Kitchen is a new, exciting music company from Scotland specialising in mainstream music for the celtic market in the UK and overseas. The company has a reputation for recording and developing unusual projects with crossover appeal. The production team behind The Music Kitchen are also the same team who produced the platinum selling album "The Lone Piper" - the biggest selling album of traditional celtic music in recent years in Scotland. The Music Kitchen also specialises in devising and developing projects from kids to celtic music by working with other major record labels.