This year, we are in for a real Bolly-tastic treat as Indian composer/producer Kuljit Bhamra MBE introduces a new twist to festivities as he invites us all to ‘Have a Jolly Bolly Christmas’
With Christmas fast approaching, the streets will soon be lined with breathtaking window decorations, appearances by Santa, log fires, traditional Christmas puddings and stockings filled with goodies. But hang on - before you begin dusting off your Cliff Richard records - wait!
The new album will showcase a medley of songs that are vibrant, moving and heart-warming Bollywood versions of Christmas Favourites. Guaranteed to make you smile and dance at that Xmas party - or at home with your family...
The CD includes original songs in Hindi and Punjabi written especially for the album by Kuljit along with an updated, festive version of Kuljit's internationally famous Patel Rap (1991) - retitled Patel Wrap!
More than just music, the album also includes a Fun Christmas Tale:
Follow Bhangra Santa as he attempts to deliver this year's Christmas presents on his own. Randhir and the elves are too ill to work, so Bhangra Santa books a UK Gift Wrap Service and hires a self-drive sleigh; but Sat Navinder - the navigation device, soon reveals a mind of her own! Meanwhile, the Sidhu & Smith newly- weds visit Southall from Newcastle for their first family Christmas meal together.
The fun-packed album includes a scene/song book, cut-out cracker jokes and cartoon character gift-tags.
A Jolly Bolly Christmas is the first Asian Christmas CD of its type and is a great choice for a unique Christmas gift with a difference.
Kuljit says: “It has been a lot of fun working on this project. I have had the idea for a few years and am really pleased with the way it has turned out. Bhangra fans will not be disappointed either!”
RECORD COMPANY: Keda Records
A JOLLY BOLLY CHRISTMAS TRACK LIST:
01 Deck the Halls instrumental
02 We Wish you a Merry Christmas instrumental
03 Introduction Frank Warren
04 Bhangra Santa looks for a wrapping service
05 Patel Wrap recorded message Kuljit Bhamra
06 Randhir the red-nosed Rudolph is too ill to work
07 Christmas hai Pyara Shahid & chorus
08 Bhangra Santa hires a self-drive sleigh
09 Jingle Bell Preet Nihal & chorus
10 Sat Navinder takes control
11 A Jolly Bolly Christmas theme tune
12 Larry Smith arrives at the Sidhu home
13 Eat Eat Eat Eat! Chandy Nath
14 Sat Navinder begins to lose focus
15 Ding Dong Merrily on High Shahid & chorus
16 Larry helps Harbans write a song
17 Sat Navinder needs to take a break
18 The Smiths & Hari arrive
19 Merry Christmas Everyone! Premi Johal & chorus
20 A Multicultural Christmas!
21 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen instrumental
22 One big mixed-up family!
23 Silent Night Shahid
24 Christmas Traditions
25 We Wish you a Merry Christmas Punjabi chorus 3:08
26 Sat Navinder & Bhangra Santa lost in space
27 And so... Frank Warren
28 Meri Kismat a festive poem Chaman Lal Chaman 0:48
29 Auld Lang Syne instrumental