Here’s a Mixcloud link to Christmas themed tunes & chat from the John Peel/V&A Museum featured 90s zine and 6Music plugged blog turned radio show (via

It featured “songs for ewe” (or “songs for Yule” if yule allow, geddit) with either a xmas theme or non festive tracks picked by artistes who are often associated with this/that wonderful time of the year (only another 360 odd days til the next one!)

These included:
Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues) (whose pic adorns the flyer)
Jona Lewie
Jim Smith (The Nightingales)
Rob Pursey (Swansea Sound)
Big Stick
(who also wrote/sing our theme tune)
MJ Hibbett (Jane & John) (who also wrote/sing our other theme tune)
Terry Edwards 

tunes included xmas ones by The Only Ones, Can, James Brown and a non xmas one by Wizzard (full playlist below) – plus new efforts from Swansea Sound, Sara Noelle (aptly named) and Modesty Blaise.

since you may not have heard it when it aired in your brussell sprout malaise – it originally aired on 25th December – please listen to it now if you’re not sick of tinsel. It might fill in that awkward time between New Year and Xmas!

Wot I played:

  1. John Cale – Child’s Christmas In Wales
  2. Swansea Sound – Happy Xmas To Me
  3. The Only Ones – Silent Night
  4. The Fall – No Xmas For John Quays
  5. Terry Edwards – Container Drivers
  6. Wizzard – Meet Me At The Jailhouse
  7. James Brown – Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
  8. The Falcons – You’re So Fine
  9. Jona Lewie – Hallelujah Europa
  10. Can – Silent Night
  11. Big Stick – Sauced Up Santa
  12. Sparks – Thank God It’s Not Christmas
  13. The Nightingales – Neverender
  14. Johnny Dowd – Christmas Is Just Another Day
  15. Reverend Horton Heat – Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
  16. The Pogues – I’m A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday
  17. Mark Lanegan – Wheels
  18. Sara Noelle – Like Snow (Slowly Falling)
  19. Mogwai – Christmas Steps
  20. Jane and John – Is It Too Soon?
  21. Bob Dylan – O’ Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
  22. Modesty Blaise – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  23. Swansea Sound – Merry Christmas Darlings
  24. The Wedding Present – Step Into Christmas
  25. The Flaming Lips – Christmas At The Zoo