- Christmas Must be TonightThe Band
- Long Neck BottlesCaptain Beefheart
- Xmas TreeDan Warner
- All My Friends Look Like JesusDirty York
- Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind on Jesus)Mavis Staples
- You are the LightMegafaun
- A Change at ChristmasFlaming Lips
- Six Pack on the DashboardThe Jayhawks
- Pressing OnBob Dylan
- It Ain't Necessarily SoNormie Rowe
- Christmas Card from a Hooker in MinneapolisTom Waits
- Fairytale of New York feat. Kirsty MacCollThe Pogues
- Fat Man in the BathtubLittle Feat
- Jesus Gonna Be HereTom Waits
- Merry Xmas EverybodySlade
- Someone to Watch Over MeFrank Sinatra
- Long as I Can See the LightCreedence Clearwater Revival
- Stan of BethlahemNeil Young
- Ebb TideSanto + Johnny
About this program
A segment laden, thematically blended hotchpotch of music and talk.
And it all changed over COVID. When no one could come into the studio my contributors got on the phone and recorded stuff at home. And my list of contributors organically grew. Enforced change can be a good thing.
Ian Bland, Kerri Simpson, Davey Lane, Dr Pump, Angie Hart and Emma Heeney, Barb Waters and Craig Pilkington, Charles Jenkins, Dave "The Accordion Monster" Evans and Sarah Carroll report in most weeks. Ian reads his poetry and the others either record tracks at home and/or select music. Apart from Dave who plays his accordion into the phone.
Things will change as we return to normal and everyone can get back into the studio. I look forward to the house band playing live and backing a revolving door of singers. I look forward to irregular guests. And I look forward to seeing most of my regular contributors face to face.