Jingle bell, rock!

One hell of a festive mixtape: it’s the HERO Christmas Playlist
Music | 19 December 2022
This article is part of Playlists – Tunes to live by

Top image: Still, Marching Church ‘Christmas on Earth’ 2017 dir. Sky Ferreira

“It’s Christmassssssss!” Ring out the eternally irritating words of Slade’s Noddy Holder as the festive season raises it’s annual fluorescent red nose. The Christmas warning signs are here; turkeys become flavour of the month, TV adverts include 3″ minimum of CGI snow, and John Lewis revive their bizarre obsession with yanking the nation’s heartstrings until we weep into submission.

To soundtrack the holiday season we’ve tossed the Now That’s What I Call Christmas megamix out the window and replaced it with our own Christmas mixtape line-up. In case you guys aren’t as fully immersed in the Christmas psyche as we are, tune your dials into HERO radio. Marc Bolan kindly kicks off proceedings, swiftly followed by the likes of Mark E. Smith, The Sonics, James Brown and the croaky croons of California’s husky-voiced angel of joy himself, Mr Tom Waits.

So drop the needle and pop the cork. It’s time to sleigh it!


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