The Von Pip Christmas Podcast 2021

Blimey. It’s that time of the year when I provide a kind of national elf service and assemble the finest Christmas Podcast the world has ever known.

I’ve actually been doing this for 10 years now, selecting the finest new festive tunes each year to ensure it’s not just Noddy Holder and his bell-bottomed chums and bellowing down my earhole every Christmas.

This year’s been another good year for new Xmas tunes plus there are always ones we’ve missed in previous years. So if you’d like to hear Wolf Alice take on an Olde Carol, a fantastic Anti-Tory Xmas Song, or a new seasonal tune from St Etienne, Caroline Polacheck “Christmas-ify” (is that even a word ? It is now!)  a former single or originals for 2021 from beach Bunny and Billy Nommates and much more then have a listen on Mixcloud below. 

If that’s not good enough for you I even recite a Christmas poem FFS.   I used to describe these as “alternative Christmas podcasts”  but what does that even mean these days?  Perhaps “Modern Christmas  Tunes” fits better.

These days when I get sent a track billed as something like a “hardcore punk Chritsmas alternative version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” I often find myself reaching for some Nora Jones to cleanse my ears.  

Anyway ENJOY and Merry Christmas one and all.


Track List


Intro – 00:00:00
Christmas ( I Can Hardly Wait) – The Courettes 00:01:15
I Won’t Be Home For Christmas – JEEN 00:04:12
Christmas Caller – Beach Bunny 00:08:41
A Very Tory Christmas – Mel 2D 00:11:12
The 12 Days Of Christmas – The Popguns 00:15:13
In The Bleak Midwinter – Wolf Alice – 00:18:09
Barry – Barry Loves You Santa 00:26:25
Ex-Mas – FLTY BRGR GRL – 00:30:00
Lonesome Christmas Blues – Stevie & The Scrooges 00:32:43
Lonely Christmas – Now Now 00:37:00
All That I Want Is You – Christmas Aguilera 00:41:11
Christmas Is For Lovers, Ghosts And Children – Billy Nomates 00:44:03
So Cold You’re Hurting My Feelings – Caroline Polachek 00:48:04
Ugly Xmas Sweater Party – girlhouse 00:51:27
Christmas Eve Can Kill You – Mark Lanegan 00:54:30
Christmas Vacation – LOLO – 0:57:53
Hidden Meanings – Kathryn Williams & Carol Anne Duffy 01:00:52
Wonderful Christmastime – Coach Party – 01:03:51
Merry Christmas Everyone – Ester Graf – 01:07:34
Xmas Wrapping – The Aqua Dolls – 01:10:33
Merry Christmas, Happy You’re Here – Brooke Annibale – 01:13:24
New Year – Bek Sarkoezy – 01:17:17
Christmas TV – Slow Club – 01:21:25
It Was A Silent Night At Least Until Jeff Lynne Turned Up – Grandaddy- 01:25:50
Christmas In Rehab – Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders – 01:29:16
The Wandering Star – Saintsenica – 01:35:17
This Christmas – Wrable – 01:38:46
Yuletide Throwdown (Cut Chemist Mix) – Blondie – 01:41:53
We Ruined Christmas – L&M Kingsize – 01:45:42
Tinsel In The River – Benjamin Francis Leftwich – 01:49:20
Christmas In The Synthesizer Age – Ex-Rental – 01:52:02
Its Only Christmas Once A Year – Nora Jones – 01:57:19
Christmas Tree Fram ( Old Timey Version) – Taylor Swift – 01:59:26
Winter Wonderland – Lost Cat – 02:03:24
Look Outside (A New Year’s Coming) – The Go Team – 02:06:11
Her Winter Coat – Saint Etienne – 02:09:20
Song For Next Christmas – Building Rockets – 02:14:03



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