Fianna Fáil councillor Trevor Gilligan wrote you a Christmas song 3 years ago

Fianna Fáil councillor Trevor Gilligan wrote you a Christmas song

Still better than David Bowie and Bing Crosby's 'Little Drummer Boy'.

Fianna Fáil's answer to Calvin Harris, Trevor Gilligan has returned with a brand new Christmas song and boy, is it a stocking filler of a tune.


'Christmas Kiss' is the latest from the Clondalkin councillor who was previously described in JOE as both "more than decent" and "Trevor" after he submitted his song, 'Keep You Warm', as a potential Irish Eurovision entry.

Now, he's telling you to "come play on my sleigh" and you'd be a fool not to, because this might be the greatest Christmas tune ever written by a member of Fianna Fáil.

"Writing a Christmas song is every songwriters dream", he said in the announcement. "It's not easy. 'Christmas Kiss' may not be up there with 'Wham!' or 'Paul McCartney', but for a first attempt, it ain't bad and I'm proud of it."

Sure, saying this isn't as good as Paul McCartney's 'Wonderful Christmas Time' doesn't exactly set the bar high. Macca's track frequently tops the Worst Christmas Song Ever lists annually, so there's that to consider. But hey, seemingly Gilligan didn't even intend to write a seasonal anthem at all, as he sings,

"Well I been trying to write you a song/ but the words started coming out wrong/ and then Halloween came and gone/ finally it came along."

Sounds like he wanted to write a Halloween song for his loved one.

That's a thing, no?


Whether it is or isn't, this is what we get: romantic descriptions of drinking lattes and tea, and the failure to write songs. It may not sound very Christmassy, so a few "Ho, ho, ho's" were put in there too. Plus, there's even a nice karaoke-style video to go along with 'Christmas Kiss', making great use of scenes never actually mentioned in the song.

If you're worried though that this might disappear in January, rest assured, Gilligan promised to be "singing it all year long."

But wait, there's more. Gilligan has also confirmed that he has completed his 1st studio album, 'helloWorld' and it is due to be released in the week leading up to Christmas.

Another Christmas miracle!

Take it away, Trevor...


No, really. Take it away. Please.