Looks Unfamiliar Christmas Extra: “CRISMAS by BEETLES”
As a special extra Christmas treat for Looks Unfamiliar listeners, here’s a compilation of highlights from the archives, with extracts from Christmas-themed podcasts of Christmases past by Tim Worthington, Ben Baker, Phil Catterall and Darrell Maclaine.
Along the way we have a bit of a snow-tinged natter about Now – The Christmas Album, Val Doonican, A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector, School Fairs, Department Store Grottos, Last-Minute Shopping and Shambolic Office Parties; run down charts of Bad Santas, The Worst Ever Christmas Songs and The Best Ever Christmas Quotes, and listen to bewildering Christmas Singles by Russ Conway, Rotterdam Termination Source, Mr. Christmas, Percy Sugden from Coronation Street and The Count from Sesame Street. We’ll also be finding out who Tim thinks is more important than Father Christmas, who Ben suspects might be Father Christmas, what happened when Phil went carol singing, and what the other tape in Darrell’s house was. Not to mention who recorded a song called ‘Santa’s A Big Fat Fuck’…
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You can read more about many of Tim’s yuletide anecdotes in Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
You can still get Tim’s seasonal cash-in book Can’t Help Thinking About Christmas from the Kindle store here.
You can hear much more about Carols At Christmas by The Greater Manchester Police Choir Featuring The Cast Of Coronation Street – more than any reasonable person would want to in fact – in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Darrell here.
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