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Friday 21 December 2012, 10:17

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

So that's it. Another year of shows (three I believe) and we all deserve a few days of peace and quiet (hah!). [Too much punctuation. Already.] Thanks for all your posts, songs selections, bonhomie and generally keeping the  show bubbling at all hours of the day and night. We all stop today and reappear only when it is safe. In my case that is on New Years Day! I have no idea how that happened especially as Matt and Rebecca return on the 2nd but I shall lead from the front (you're rambling now, get to the point).

Last movie show of the year first with Toby Jones making a welcome return to talk Hitchcock before an all request Christmas at 5. It is a BIG travelling day so once again my inclination will be to stay on air till midnight until you're all home safe and well. But those fiendish other shows get in the way so we're off at 7 as normal.


But how to start our ARC? I have no idea really but I'm sure you do. We'll probably get everything festive suggested but if you want one final throw of the dice before a)the end of the world or b) the end of the year, here's the chance.


A happy Christmas to all bloggers, vets, newcomers and retired. Keep up the magnificent work. Time to get emotional.


See you at 5.


Blog returns on the 2nd January 2013, like new bedding, all crisp, fragrant and lovely.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon and fellow party bloggers

    I love this song but probably won't do for an ARFO

    BLUE CHRISTMAS - ELVIS

    Or what about the shouty version of

    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY - SLADE

    Off for a coffee and mince pie......

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    Comment number 2.

    Good morning Simon. Thank you and your Drivetime team for the fab programmes all through 2012 and I hope you and your family will have a lovely Christmas and a great New Year.

    Would you please play 'Driving Home For Christmas' by Chris Rea

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    Comment number 3.

    Morning Simon, team and fellow festive bloggers

    It was the Friday before Christmas ...

    Oh, it wasn’t the end of the world, oh well, good.

    As I said over the page great show yesterday, Amy McDonald was the guest of the week for me, her cover of Merry Christmas was magical, and what I think a cover should be, different from the original. And thank you again for my mention.

    I know Fairytale is a little trite and perhaps played to death and everyone will suggest it and it makes me cry (more than Hallelujah, less than Auld Lang Syne) but it is THE CHRISTMAS SONG.



    I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY - SAINT ETIENNE

    CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME) - DARLENE LOVE

    MARSHMALLOW WORLD - DARLENE LOVE

    MERRY CHRISTMAS (I DON’T WANT TO FIGHT TONIGHT) - THE RAMONES

    FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - THE POGUES & KIRSTY MACCOLL

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning Simon. Thank you for another year of excellent shows. They're always fun, informative and have a real sense of community. I think the best indicator is that if I have a day where I don't blog or hear the show - I miss it.

    Anyhoo, sentiment aside, I need to go and get my hair done for this eveving's blog-do, mulled wine to make etc.

    ARFO for Christmas - I think I'll stay away from the festive and go for something loud and rocky to get the party off to a flying start, so:

    I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs

    Have a lovely day all. Back later.....

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    Comment number 5.

    Good Morning again.

    A Very Happy Christmas (Ha!ppy) Christmas to you too Simon and to all the team. Thank you for all the wonderful shows this year.

    ARFO - ARCO -

    MELE KALIKIMAKA - KT Tunstall



    I like the sound of the new bedding.

 

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