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I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas
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Please Come Home For Christmas
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R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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Blue Christmas
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Back Door Santa
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Factfile - Bon Jovi
  • The 1980 Star Wars Christmas compilation Christmas In The Stars featured R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas by John Bongiovi.
  • Bon Jovi recorded a series of festive numbers for the A Very Special Christmas series of charity compilations; Back Door Santa (1987), Please Come Home For Christmas (1992) and Blue Christmas (2001).
  • They released Please Come Home For Christmas as a single in 1994, backed an original Christmas song I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas.

Although they haven’t written an album of Christmas music US rock band and eternal stadium fillers Bon Jovi display a strong affection towards the season through their Christmas recordings over the years. With a penchant for big hair and even bigger chorus’ they would appear a perfect fit for the season. And their association with the season stretches as far back as 1987 when the band recorded a version of Clarence Carter’s ‘Back Door Santa’ for the original ‘A Very Special Christmas’ charity album for the Special Olympics. Although it is a live recording lead singer Jon Bon Jovi’s displayed all his vocal muscle and his band laid on a vast arrangement of giants chords and huge percussion.

5 years later in 1992 Jon Bon Jovi recorded a version of the Charles Brown standard ‘Please Come Home For Christmas’ (the Eagles also recorded it over a decade earlier). The song was first included on the second ‘A Very Special Christmas 2’ and subsequently as a single a couple of years later where it met with much success in both Britain and Ireland. The b-side to that single released in 1994 was an original written by Bon Jovi called ‘I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas’. Much like most of the band’s back catalogue ‘I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas’ was a real lighter-in-the-air audience pleaser.

In 2001 Bon Jovi (or Jon Bon Jovi to be precise) was again pressed into Christmas service for the ‘A Very Special Christmas’ of that year (the 5th in the series) wherein he took on the titan that was Elvis’ ‘Blue Christmas’. And he acquitted himself very well, not trying to emulate Elvis’ vocal ticks was a good move and in many ways Mr Bon Jovi proved that he still had it in him to do things his own way and get away with it.

We’ve left the best (or most outlandish depending on the extent of your fandom) to last but in doing so we have to rewind to 1980 when a then pre-Bon-Jovi Jon Bon Jovi (called John Bongiovi on the record) recorded a song called ‘R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ as part of a Star Wars Christmas album! ‘Christmas In The Stars’ is a contender for oddest Christmas release ever but with Bongiovi acquitting himself quite well amongst the bleeps and squeaks of a hero droid ‘R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ comes across as rather quaint. And we wonder whether he would have ever written ‘Lay Your Hans Solo On Me’ were it not for this recording.

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Bon Jovi Christmas Album & Single Covers

Bon Jovi Back Door Santa
Bon Jovi I Wish Every Day Could Be Like Christmas
Bon Jovi John Bongiovi R2 D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Bon Jovi Please Come Home For Christmas
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