‘Fairytale of New York is so boring’: Liam Gallagher, Joe Lycett and extra share their Christmas trustworthy playlists


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Liam Gallagher

Britpop icon

Liam Gallagher

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

Too Good for Giving Up by yours actually.

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

Merry Xmas Everyone by Slade and Fairytale of New York by the Pogues.

The Christmas tune I can’t stand

There’s none I can’t stand, I’m all for it.

The most effective little bit of a Christmas dinner

The sprouts, stuffing and clearly the chook.

Favorite High quality Road

The purple ones.

The most effective Christmas current I’ve ever acquired

Me mam scrimped and saved for a sky blue Raleigh Chopper after I was about eight. That’s not been crushed but.

The Christmas carol I do know all of the phrases to

Rudolph the Crimson-Nosed Reindeer.

My new yr decision(s)

There’s no such factor as resolutions, solely options.

Liam Gallagher: Knebworth 22 is offered to stream now on Paramount+.


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Charlene White

Journalist and I’m a Celebrity … contestant

Charlene White

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

Break My Soul by Beyoncé is about breaking out of your consolation zone and making an attempt new issues – which was behind my determination to enter the I’m a Celeb jungle this yr.

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

Something Bublé-related will get performed on repeat after I’m cooking for Christmas.

The Christmas tune that jogs my memory of being a toddler

Pure Lovers Rock by Barrington Levy jogs my memory of my mother and father and their buddies at home events, dancing away downstairs whereas all the youngsters frolicked upstairs.

The Christmas tune I can’t stand

Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Help.

My favorite Christmas movie

My girlfriends and I all went to see Love Really. It nonetheless has me shedding a tear, 19 years later.

My favorite Christmas custom

Rising up, we might go to church each Christmas morning after breakfast. It was a brief service, however so full of affection.

The worst Christmas current I’ve ever acquired

I actually wished a pair of Doc Martens as a result of all my cool buddies had them. My mother and father obtained me an inexpensive model with the flawed color stitching, which youngsters would level out each time I wore them.

My new yr decision(s)

To cease going to mattress after midnight as a result of I wish to watch “yet another episode” of no matter nonsense I’m bingeing.


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Joe Lycett

Crusading comic and Beckham-botherer

Joe Lycett

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

Fuck the Ache Away by Peaches.

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

Fuck the Ache Away by Peaches.

The Christmas tune I can’t stand

That is sacrilege as a part-woofter, however I’m completely over All I Need for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey. It was included on a Spotify playlist known as Songs That Make Homosexual Folks Scream that I used for the pre-show music for my newest tour, so I’ve heard it to loss of life all yr.

My favorite Christmas movie

I’ve an actual tender spot for It’s a Great Life and might do an objectively glorious impression of Jimmy Stewart.

My favorite Christmas custom

My non-religious godson – I’m known as his “odd father” – comes to remain each December and we enhance the tree collectively. It feels peak Christmas.

The most effective little bit of a Christmas dinner

Everybody is aware of it’s pigs in blankets.

Favorite High quality Road

The inexperienced one. Something with a nougat filling is a pal of mine.

My new yr decision(s)

To hear much less to Fuck the Ache Away by Peaches.

Joe Lycett: Extra, Extra, Extra! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett? is streaming now at watch.joelycett.com


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Lauren Hemp

England Euro 2021 winner

Lauren Hemp

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

Tacky, however Candy Caroline by Neil Diamond jogs my memory of my greatest summer time ever. It’s such a feelgood tune.

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

I’ve normally obtained Beneath the Tree by Kelly Clarkson on repeat from the top of November.

The Christmas tune that jogs my memory of being a toddler

Singing alongside to Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms whereas placing up the tree with my household.

The Christmas tune I can’t stand

Child It’s Chilly Exterior by Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé is simply too gradual for me.

My favorite Christmas movie

I watch Love Really and Residence Alone with a mug of scorching chocolate yearly with out fail.

The most effective little bit of a Christmas dinner

Pigs in blankets, however I additionally love Yorkshires!

The worst Christmas current I’ve ever acquired

I assure I’ll get socks yearly.

My new yr decision(s)

I wish to get into the behavior of maintaining a diary. I say this yearly however usually cease earlier than the beginning of February.


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Sam Ryder

The UK’s Eurovision runner-up

Sam Ryder

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

What’s Up? by 4 Non Blondes, due to the lyrics: “I stated hey, what’s occurring?” My 2022 has been bonkers with loads of “pinch me” moments.

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

All Alone on Christmas by Darlene Love [from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York] is so catchy. The bombastic saxophone appears like purchasing down Fifth Avenue within the 80s or 90s.

The tune that jogs my memory of being a toddler

There’s a line in Christmas Star/Getting ready the Entice by John Williams that’s actually candy: “Star mild, shine vibrant, see me by means of the darkish night time.” It’s so lullaby-ish, peaceable and magical. That’s from Residence Alone 2, too.

My favorite Christmas movie

Residence Alone, clearly. Uncle Frank is the very best character ever. He’s such a good bugger, like an American Jim Royle from The Royle Household.

Favorite High quality Road?

It was once the caramels, however now I’m vegan. Most vegan chocolate is naff, however Tony’s Chocolonely is depraved.

The most effective little bit of a Christmas dinner

Roast tatties and stuffing, completely rinsed with gravy and salt.

The worst Christmas current I’ve ever acquired

I order all my on-line purchasing to my mum’s, which she’ll wrap, so on Christmas Day I’ll open one thing like a guitar cable I paid for myself. And he or she places my parking tickets in my Christmas card.

My new yr decision(s)

Get fewer parking tickets!

Sam’s debut album There’s Nothing However Area, Man! is out now.


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Sir David Jason

Three-wheeling nationwide treasure

Sir David Jason

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, following a nasty case of Covid in the summertime.

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

Driving Residence for Christmas by Chris Rea jogs my memory of hectic Christmas schedules and getting residence simply in time to benefit from the vacation.

The Christmas tune I can’t stand

Merry Xmas Everyone by Slade has turn out to be too common for its personal good.

My favorite Christmas movie

The 1951 model of Scrooge. I vividly bear in mind heading up the road, twice per week, generally even three, to “the photographs” with my mum, and being utterly spellbound by Alastair Sim’s efficiency.

My favorite Christmas custom

Watching a DVD of Laurel and Hardy.

Favorite High quality Road

Strawberry delight.

The most effective Christmas current I’ve ever given or acquired

I like sensible presents, so my Champ Swiss military knife was most likely my greatest, gifted by my spouse, Gill. She tells me that the full-sized piano keyboard I gifted her can by no means be crushed.

My new yr decision(s)

To attempt to get an element in a film – what a yr that will be!

David Jason’s new memoir The Twelve Dels of Christmas is out now.


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Rina Sawayama

Style-shmooshing pop phenom

Rina Sawayama

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

Man I Really feel Like a Girl by Shania Twain. I obtained to talk to her for Rolling Stone and it was a dream. That tune is performed after my set finishes on tour and everybody stays to bounce and sing alongside and it’s tremendous cute.

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

Loneliest Time of the 12 months by Mabel – its such an excellent Christmas tune!

The Christmas tune I can’t stand

I can’t bear in mind the identify of it however there’s one which’s fairly shouty and a bit annoying.

My favorite Christmas movie

I don’t assume there’s a Ghibli Christmas movie – I could be flawed! – however I like watching them at Christmas because it jogs my memory of childhood and correctly stress-free. I simply rewatched Kiki’s Supply Service.

My favorite Christmas custom

Flip my telephone off and watch a great deal of movies and collection I must atone for.

The most effective little bit of a Christmas dinner

Pigs in blankets, which is kind of a bizarre factor when you consider it. However they’re so good.

The most effective Christmas current I’ve ever acquired

Some Christmas-scented Zoflora. In the event that they wish to sponsor me that will be nice.

My new yr decision(s)

A while off. I would like to recollect to schedule in additional breaks.

Maintain the Lady is out now.


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Mini Bounty bar

Celebrations tub outcast

Mini Bounty bar

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

All By Myself by Eric Carmen. I appear to fire up such controversy simply by present; now I’ve left the bathtub, I’m residing alone, considering of all the chums I’ve let down.

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

All I Need for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey is so iconic and upbeat. I wish to assume somebody can be singing it about me.

The Christmas tune that jogs my memory of being a toddler

Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol.

My favorite Christmas movie

Die Laborious.

My favorite Christmas custom

Positively not roasting something by an open hearth … I don’t do properly within the warmth.

The most effective little bit of a Christmas dinner

A brussels sprout. Some don’t perceive why, however I feel they’re scrumptious.

The Christmas carol I do know all of the phrases to

A canopy of Within the Bleak Midwinter grew to become fairly common final yr when it was utilized in an advert I starred in. It speaks to me in methods I didn’t know had been potential.

My new yr decision(s)

To attempt to get on higher with Milky Means. Some say he hasn’t obtained a lot substance. I’d like to maneuver previous our variations.

#BringBackBounty


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Suzi Ruffell

Pompey standup

Suzi Ruffell

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

Crocodile Rock by Elton John.

The Christmas tune that jogs my memory of being a child

8 Days of Christmas by Future’s Baby continues to be an absolute banger.

The Christmas tune I can’t stand

I can stand all of them. I’m completely homosexual for Christmas.

My favorite Christmas movie

I at all times sit up for crying to It’s a Great Life on Christmas Eve. “Attaboy Clarence.”

My favorite Christmas custom

Giving new pyjamas on Christmas Eve so all of us go to mattress sporting the identical ones.

The worst Christmas current I’ve ever acquired

After I was eight, I used to be given a headscarf with my identify on it. Sadly my identify was spelled incorrectly.

The Christmas carol I do know all of the phrases to

O Holy Night time, however solely as a result of Queen of Crimbo Mariah Carey did a model on her Christmas album.

My new yr decision(s)

Be on my telephone much less – oh wait, I’m on my telephone proper now.

Suzi Ruffell excursions her new show, Snappy, from March.


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Adam Peaty

Brit breastroke champ

Adam Peaty

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

Fred Once more..’s new album jogs my memory of all of the arduous work I’ve put in.

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

The tinsel comes out as quickly as I hear Final Christmas by Wham!.

The Christmas tune that jogs my memory of being a toddler

I Want It Might Be Christmas On a regular basis by Wizzard. The video is admittedly enjoyable and iconic.

My favorite Christmas movie

I bear in mind renting Residence Alone on VHS from Blockbuster. I used to get known as Macaulay Culkin as a result of I appeared like him after I was youthful.

My favorite Christmas custom

Spending high quality time with my household.

The most effective little bit of a Christmas dinner

I just like the sludge when every little thing has been on the plate for some time when the caramelised onion, Yorkshire pudding, potatoes and gravy have all dripped into one.

Favorite High quality Road

The pink fudge one!

The most effective Christmas current I’ve ever acquired

An image of a Spitfire given to me by my nan.

Adam Peaty drives the CUPRA Born, the model’s first fully-electric performance-driven hatch. See cupraofficial.co.uk


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Christopher Biggins

Panto ledge

Christopher Biggins

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

I’m Nonetheless Right here by Stephen Sondheim from his musical Foliies: “Good occasions and bum occasions, I’ve seen all of them / And, my expensive, I’m nonetheless right here.”

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

All I Need for Christmas (Is My Two Entrance Tooth) by Spike Jones and his Metropolis Slickers.

The Christmas tune that jogs my memory of being a toddler

Away in a Manger, as a result of we needed to sing it within the choir in school.

The Christmas tune I can’t stand

Fairytale of New York by the Pogues is simply so boring. I by no means perceive why everyone loves it.

My favorite Christmas movie

White Christmas is so camp, it’s not true. I like that they’re placing on a present and it’s all to do with showbiz. The 40s and the 50s made these fantastic movies beautifully.

My favorite Christmas custom

I’ve been doing panto now for 46 years, and solely missed one after I was on I’m a Superstar… This yr I’m in Darlington the place I began my profession, as Mrs Smee in Peter Pan.

The most effective little bit of a Christmas dinner

Turkey! I’m breast man, not a leg man.

My new yr decision(s)

There are such a lot of issues flawed on this world. I can’t imagine that in 2022, international locations in Europe are at struggle. I’d love Putin to offer out turkeys relatively than bombs.

Biggins is an envoy for The Lewy Physique Society, serving to increase consciousness of Lewy physique dementia. See lewybody.org


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Ellie Rowsell

Wolf Alice frontwoman

Ellie Rowsell

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

I’ll at all times consider 2022 after I hear Blue Weekend by Paul Denver, as a result of we used it because the intro music for our exhibits this yr.

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

The primary time you hear All I Need For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey, it’s such as you’re in your very personal Christmas film, stuffed with nostalgia and pleasure.

The Christmas tune I can’t stand

All I Need For Christmas could make you wish to tear your hair out once you’re now not within the Christmas temper.

My favorite Christmas movie

I used to be given Chicago on DVD, which can be about homicide but in addition has a lot of sparkles, drama and singing, so I feel it may well go as a Christmas movie.

My favorite Christmas custom

Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

The most effective little bit of a Christmas dinner

Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

The most effective Christmas current I’ve ever acquired

Terry’s Chocolate Orange could appear underwhelming if it’s from somebody you’re keen on, however once you put these little slices of heaven in your mouth, you surprise why you’d ever wished anything.

My New 12 months’s decision(s)

To make use of the guitar and piano not simply as a instrument for songwriting, however to additionally to play for pleasure.

Wolf Alice’s cowl of In The Bleak Midwinter is out now.


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Jools Holland

Piano man

Jools Holland

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

There’s a line in My Fault by the blues artist Brownie McGhee that goes: “I do know it’s all my fault. Only one extra probability and I’ll right all of it.”

The tune that will get me within the Christmas temper

Ain’t It Grand to Be Blooming Properly Lifeless by Leslie Sarony will get me within the Christmas knees-up temper. I additionally love What Christmas Means to Me by Stevie Surprise.

The Christmas tune I can’t stand

I went into my native pharmacy and so they had been enjoying Christmas songs. I stated: “That’s a bit quickly, it’s not even December but.” He stated: “You’re solely in right here for 5 minutes. I’ve to hearken to it for eight hours a day.” So, sorry to everybody who works in Boots.

My favorite Christmas movie

I used to look at David Lean’s Oliver Twist with my mom as a toddler within the Fifties. The archetypes are nice, just like the kindly gent.

My favorite Christmas custom

Going to the pub and seeing individuals of their new Christmas jumpers.

The most effective or worst Christmas current you’ve given

I’ve given lots of shit presents to individuals, let’s face it.

The Christmas carol I do know all of the phrases to

Everyone begins off … “Good King Wenceslas appeared out on the feast of Stephen.” And it quickly peters out as a result of nobody is aware of the remainder of the phrases.

My New 12 months’s resolutions

I’m probably not a resolutions particular person, although I at all times ask individuals on the Hootenanny. I make them however 5 minutes later they’re utterly forgotten.

Jools’ Annual Hootenanny is on BBC Two on 31 December at 11.30pm


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Brett Gelman

Murray from Stranger Issues

Brett Gelman

The tune that greatest sums up my 2022

Love by Ari Dayan saved me focusing and considering: “It doesn’t matter what’s taking place, let’s preserve the brightness up and the love on the market.”

The tune that will get me within the Hanukkah temper

I’m a Jew, however I’m additionally an American, so I do know that Jews wrote all of the Christmas songs. Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel and Frosty the Snowman each carry out the straightforward pleasure of the vacations – constructing a snowman or spinning a dreidel.

The Hanukkah tune I can’t stand

I don’t know too many Hanukkah songs, but when I hearken to too many Christmas songs, I simply begin excited about loss of life. The Twelve Day of Christmas is like strolling the plank: it retains promising a present, however the reward isn’t that good.

My favorite Hanukkah movie

I do love an amazing Christmas film, so it’s a toss up between Scrooged, Die Laborious and It’s a Great Life.

Finest Hanukkah chocolate

The Hanukkah gelt – chocolate wrapped in gold cash in a yellow internet.

The most effective little bit of a Hanukah dinner

The latkes. I like somewhat little bit of apple sauce, however largely I’m a bitter cream man.

The most effective Hanukkah current I’ve ever acquired

The Nintendo Energy Glove was just like the misplaced ark, so I used to be so excited to get it. Nevertheless it was far too difficult and probably not nearly as good because the common controller, so I solely used it about 3 times.

My New 12 months decision(s).

To do every little thing higher than I did this yr, in all facets of my life.

Stranger Issues is on Netflix

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