Broke Christmas – A Hanging Bandits’ Christmas song — The Hanging Bandits

It’s been a long time since I checked in here, I have a new job and it takes up an  inordinate amount of time. I mean to check in and post some new material toward the end of this year when I get a little time off. In the meanwhile though, I wanted to share my band’s Christmas song. If you like it, I’d appreciate the shares. We’re a very new band and literally every view means something. All love. Check in with you all again soon.


It’s been a busy year for the Hanging Bandits, this winter especially so. Besides hitting up several end of year gigs, one of which saw us make the semi-finals of a battle of the bands, we’ve also been working on writing, recording and making a video for our Christmas song. Writing a Christmas tune […]

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About Luke Smith

I travel around and write about it. When I'm not travelling around, I write about whatever seems meaningful to me at the time; these are usually meditations on current events, finding ways to survive the crushing existential grind of modern civilisation or vaguely philosophical musings.
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4 Responses to Broke Christmas – A Hanging Bandits’ Christmas song — The Hanging Bandits

  1. Isabelle says:

    The song is a great supplement to the classics by John Lennon and George Michael. I enjoyed it very much. Just returned from London last night after a short weekend trip. Beautiful Christmas scenes everywhere in London. Very atmospheric! Lovely to hear from you again.

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    • Luke Smith says:

      Thanks, Isabelle. Always appreciate your comments. I really like London at Christmas time although I haven’t been down much this year. Very vibey, like you said. Lennons’ War is Over is one of my favourite Christmas tunes. The first line, ‘So this is Christmas and what have you done?’ is very interesting; powerful way to start a track I think. Great to know you’re still following too, when I get a little time I’ll see how your doing properly on your blog.

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      • Isabelle says:

        You’re so right Luke. It’s a unusual way to start a track. All of a sudden, the focus shifts from Christmas to people. I can sense the concerns expressed in the words. Lennon is not only an incredibly talented artist, he is a great human being. I used the present tense, for me he is always there, somewhere in our hearts. Take care. Merry Christmas when the moment arrives.

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      • Luke Smith says:

        I have a real fondness for Lennon. His writing was pretty transcendent. The Lennon McCartney question isn’t one for me. Thank you! And Merry Christmas to you as well, Isabelle! It’s not all consumerism, there’s an upsurge in togetherness too.

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