Roy Wood, former lead singer of the glam rock band Wizzard, has apologised for the role he played in ensuring that it is now Christmas every day of the year. ‘Yeah, I’m really pissed off, but how was I to know what would happen?’ said the hirsute Midlander, who now manages an organic fruit farm in Shropshire that he bought after selling his image rights to the National Association of Morris Dancers.
39 years ago this month, Wizzard hit Number 2 with 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day'. Now that Christmas-themed merchandise hits the shops in September and the unsold pile staying there on 3-for-2 offers until April, followed by venues planning their marketing campaigns for office Christmas parties in May, their remarkable vision has come true. With country houses already advertising their Easter Egg hunts, analysts believe it will soon be Easter every day as well.
'In my defence, I wrote the song on tour in a dreary B&B in South Shields that July,' said Wood. 'I started thinking, wouldn't it be nice if it was Christmas every day, you know, like when the kids start singing and the band begins to play? And before you start, I do know the snowman doesn't actually “bring his snow”. I was off my big hairy moobs on drugs at the time. I might be from Birmingham but I'm not THAT thick.'
Added Wood: ‘Sorry, but I’m going to have to go now, the police are knocking at the door. What they’d want with a clapped-out old popular entertainer from the 1970s like me, I have no idea’.