Xmas 93

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"Xmas 93"
Saint Etienne - Xmas 93.png
Single by Saint Etienne
A-side "I Was Born on Christmas Day"
B-side
  • "My Christmas Prayer"
  • "Snowplough"
  • "Peterloo"
Released 6 December 1993 (1993-12-06)
Format
Studio Cat Music
(Mitcham, London)
Genre House
Length 14:52
Label Heavenly
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Saint Etienne
Saint Etienne singles chronology
"Hobart Paving"
(1993)
"Xmas 93"
(1993)
"Pale Movie"
(1994)

"Hobart Paving"
(1993)
"Xmas 93"
(1993)
"Pale Movie"
(1994)

"Xmas 93" is a Christmas-themed single by English alternative dance band Saint Etienne. It was released in the United Kingdom on 6 December 1993 by Heavenly Recordings. The lead track "I Was Born on Christmas Day" features guest vocals from The Charlatans singer Tim Burgess, and peaked at number 37 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

The song's title is a nod to band member Bob Stanley who was born on 25 December 1964. The music video for the single was filmed in the vicinity of Kensington and Chelsea Register Office in London.

The main B-side, "My Christmas Prayer", is a cover of the 1959 Billy Fury original. The other two B-sides, "Snowplough" and "Peterloo", are both instrumentals.

The B-sides "Snowplough" and "Peterloo" can be found in the So Tough reissue bonus disc, while "My Christmas Prayer" and "I Was Born on Christmas Day" on Tiger Bay reissue bonus disc.

Track listings[edit]

All tracks produced by Saint Etienne.

CD single and 12" single[2][3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Was Born on Christmas Day" (featuring Tim Burgess)3:14
2."My Christmas Prayer"Billy Fury3:28
3."Snowplough"
  • Stanley
  • Wiggs
3:43
4."Peterloo"
  • Stanley
  • Wiggs
4:27
Total length:14:52
7" single and cassette single[4][5]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Was Born on Christmas Day" (featuring Tim Burgess)
  • Catt
  • Stanley
  • Wiggs
3:14
2."My Christmas Prayer"Fury3:28
Total length:6:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint Etienne | Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ Xmas 93 (UK CD single). Saint Etienne. Heavenly Recordings. 1993. HVN 36CD.
  3. ^ Xmas 93 (UK 12" single). Saint Etienne. Heavenly Recordings. 1993. HVN 3612.
  4. ^ Xmas 93 (UK 7" single). Saint Etienne. Heavenly Recordings. 1993. HVN 36.
  5. ^ Xmas 93 (UK cassette single). Saint Etienne. Heavenly Recordings. 1993. HVN 36CS.