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Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Cringe

Merry bloody Christmas.

If you have the good fortune to live in the UK, you may have noticed that last night’s primetime Christmas Day programme was a special edition of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Whether you like or dislike him is a discussion for another day, but he did manage to raise my hackles by pretending to not know the words to one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s Fairytale of New York

My feelings towards this song have cooled inrecent years. I swear that ten years ago it wasn’t as well known and it seemed like a kind of exclusive miserablist anthem but maybe I’m being overly nostalgic.

Anyway the premise of this “gag” is that nobody knows the words to this song and so let’s all sing along even though we don’t know the words lol!1!!1!1

Except he clearly does. From about 3.50 in. Enjoy eating jar after jar of delicious chutney to this!


My Christmas Mix 2010

As we career headlong into the joy of another family Christmas, this seems like as good a time as any to share the Christmas mix I made last year.


Tracks include

Bruce Haack – I like Christmas
The Dogg Pound – I wish
The Showboys – That’s what I want for Christmas
James Brown – Go power at Christmas time
Run-D.M.C – Christmas in Hollis
Hard Call Christmas – My Christmas bells
King Sun-D Moet – Christmas in the city
Spyder-D – Ghetto Santa
Busy Boys – Funky fresh Christmas
Dana Dane – Dana Dane is coming to town
Trecherous 3 – Santa’s rap
Disco 4 – He’s Santa Claus
Super Jay – Santa’s party rap
Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rapping
Wu-Tang Clan vs. DJ Wax On – C.R.E.A.M.Y Christmas
The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping

and an ASDA advert!

Merry Christmas and don’t eat too many Roses. The chocolates. Eat as many of the flowers as you like – it’s probably one of your five-a-day.

Check out this honky


I love the deep, fart-like sound of a saxophone on a Christmas single. Not as in a sax solo, just like accompanying the main tune. Like on this:

Kind of a fart mixed with a big fat bumblebee in a tupperware box.




Ay-ya-ya-yam dreemin’…

Being a child of the 90s I thought that the song “White Christmas” was the Drifters’ version as featured in the unforgettable scene in Home Alone where he’s slapping aftershave on and sees Buzz’s tarantula.

Many years later I tragically found out that the original was some tragic dirge.

Let’s bop along to the real original. Everybody now: I’m shoop shoop dreamin’ shoop of a white shoop shoop Christmas!…