Annie Lennox's plans for a festive TV special to celebrate her Christmas album had to be scrapped when the star's ideas for a small screen spectacular blew the budget. The former Eurythmics frontwoman, who turns 56 years old on Christmas Day, called on her childhood holiday musical memories to record new album "A Christmas Cornucopia".
Lennox was keen to record a TV special to promote the record - but she was forced to give up on her plans when her set exceeded the budget for the show. She tells Britain's Daily Record, "We were going to have one, but unfortunately it got slightly capsized, which is a shame."
"It was going to cost an arm and a leg (a lot). (The costs were) huge so in practical terms it couldn't be done. That'll teach me to have big orchestra and choirs."