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Unreel #16 – Unfestive

Published (updated: ) in radio.

Text "Unfestive" over an image of a dreary supermarket car park

A seasonal special, playing the Christmas songs you hear less often.

Broadcast date: 21 December 2020

Listen again. Spotify playlist.

  • Hark the herald angels sing (live), The Fall
  • Just like Christmas, Low
  • Rill rill, Sleigh Bells
  • Taking down the tree, Tracey Thorn & Green Gartside
  • O come O come Emmanuel, Sufjan Stevens
  • Frosty the snowman, Cocteau Twins
  • Santa’s beard, They Might Be Giants
  • It doesn’t often snow at Christmas, Pet Shop Boys
  • Little drummer boy, Dandy Warhols
  • Snow girl, Haircut 100
  • I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus, Ska Santas
  • Santa Claus go straight to the ghetto, James Brown
  • It’s clich├ęd to be cynical at Christmas, Half Man Half Biscuit
  • White winter hymnal, Fleet Foxes
  • One Christmas wish, The Priscillas