Today’s song is “Christmas Time (Here It Comes Again)” by Nini Bong.
Yes, it’s that time of the year again and this catchy Christmas tune has all the elements of a truly British Christmas – the Radio Times, pantomime, mulled wine and mince pies, drinking and having fun with friends, plus the presents (of course) over the festive period.
Sounding like it could have come straight out of the glory days of classic British Christmas pop songs, from bands like Slade, Wizzard, Shakin’ Stevens or any of those Christmas faves on heavy rotation throughout the mid-winter holiday, Christmas Time (Here It Comes Again) sits right in there among the best.
About Nini Bong: Two kids, Jon and David, find themselves at primary school together. Nervous and excited for their first day and eyeing each other from across the classroom – they notice that they both have a Transformers lunchbox. One of the rock-hard plastic ones with an accompanying Transformers flask! Immediately they bond and upon opening their lunchboxes, they discover that inside they have hidden their favorite Transformers toy. One has Jazz and the other has Mirage. “Bah Weep Graaaagnah Wheep Ni Ni Bong…” (the Transformers’ universal greeting of peace and goodwill). They smile and are friends for life…
After spending many years together writing and performing in various bands and collaborating on numerous TV and film soundtracks – the two friends met Pat, Julia and Gabrielle who shared a similar outlook and joined them in trying to bring that ‘Universal Greeting of Peace and Goodwill’ to all via the musical project NiNi Bong – and in the process coming full circle to acknowledge a lifelong friendship and bonding over classic 1980s pop culture.