Morning festive bloggers! Like the names! I was enjoying the confusion of yesterday's show. Nice peace on earth tunes by the way. I have always enjoyed Christmas radio shows; great atmosphere, great tunes (mostly) and knowing what most listeners are doing makes it all very special. I remember driving home on Christmas Eve from Nottingham to Worthing one year ('82/'83 probably) and listening to Steve Wright on Radio One. Although it was a nightmare journey, Steve made it a blast and I loved every minute of it. It was the feeling of Chris Rea's 'Driving Home For Christmas' but for the whole of the A52, M1 and A24. Hopefully we'll get a bit of that going today and tomorrow as we do our final shows of the year.
Loved Ralph yesterday. He is always so modest and unassuming but when he picks up his guitar, it all sounds great to me. His voice is so warm and weary, he gives everything he sings a presence and character. Loved his version of In The Bleak Midwinter.
Today we bring you the Christmas meal on a budget. Nigel says it is possible! Listen well, there may be a few savings to be made. He's not going to scrimp on flavour or quality, just not bust the bank in the process. Go Nige!
And songs (before you rest up) for SANTA CLAUS, ST NICHOLAS and FATHER CHRISTMAS as he gets ready for his big day. Quite a few to choose from I believe, so let's go and make a Christmas classic.
Have a merry and distinguished Thursday, see you after 5.