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Christmas Eve 2009 12:00 BBC Radio 2

2 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 December 2009

Kick start your Christmas with fun and laughter at Alan's Office Party! Forget the last-minute stresses and strains of your Christmas Eve - dashing to the shops, making sure the food's ready to go, wrapping the presents - because Alan is inviting you to one last festive bash before the big day.

For the first time ever, Alan's bringing his popular Saturday night Going Out show to weekday Radio 2 - and it's a corker. There's fun and laughter, live music and guests, your chance to sing with Alan in "Carroake", or play Alan's Festive Telly Quiz, tons of your phone calls, and a surprise or two!

Alan, and co-host Gaby Roslin, will be dishing out advice and a sympathetic ear if you want to get your own office party experiences off your chest. And if you're in a tizz, he'll help you make all those important last-minute present-buying and preparation decisions.

And as well as legendary Going Out With Alan Carr rosettes, he'll be reaching into his Sack Of Wonder to hand out extra-special Secret Santa gifts to all his callers!

All of that, plus tons of Alan's favourite dance, pop and Christmas tracks to get you into the mood as the countdown to the Big Day reaches its climax!

Music Played

11 items
  • Image for Liquid Gold

    Liquid Gold Dance Yourself Dizzy

    (CD Single), Champion, 40

  • Image for The Crystals

    The Crystals Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

    A Christmas Gift For You (Phil Spector), Phil Spector Int, 7

  • Image for Village People

    Village People Can't Stop The Music

    The Best Of, Arista, 1

  • Image for Bucks Fizz

    Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up

    Chegger's Choice (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You

    Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas, Columbia

  • Image for Dan Hartman

    Dan Hartman Instant Replay

    Freak Out! (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Andy Williams - Sleigh Ride

    This Is Christmas (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Rose Royce

    Rose Royce Car Wash

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White You're The First, The Last, My Everything

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John Xanadu

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Baccara

    Baccara Yes Sir I Can Boogie

    Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Alan's Carol Quiz Terms And Conditions

    In Carr's Christmas Quiz you'll pit your wits against another contestant to win a Going Out With Alan Carr rosette! For a chance of taking part please read the full terms and conditions below:
    On Thursday 24 December 2009, listeners will be invited to register their interest in taking part in the Alan Carr's Office Party Christmas Quiz by calling the Radio 2 free phone number 0500 288291 as announced on air at the beginning of the show. They will be asked to provide their name, telephone contact number and location. Callers will also be asked to identify the Christmas music played live in the studio, as well as their plans for the day. The Production Team will then select two callers who will go head-to-head on-air and take part of the quiz. The winner is the caller with the most correct answers.

    1. Radio 2 Quiz 'Carr's Christmasl Quiz' is open to all residents of the UK including the Channel Islands, except BBC (or its affiliates) employees, their close relatives and anyone connected with the programme. Anyone under 16 must have parental consent. A conversation must take place between the parent and a member of the production team to ensure permission is granted.

    2. Registration times will be announced on-air.

    3. If an interviewed contestant is selected to take part in the quiz but is not contactable or available after reasonable attempts by Radio 2, another contestant will be selected.

    4. The prize for the winner is a special Going Out With Alan Car rosette. The first runner up will receive a signed photograph of Alan Carr. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be sold or transferred.

    5. The BBC's decision as to contestants taking part and the winner is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.

    6. The BBC reserves the right to cancel or vary this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise beyond its control.

    7. BBC will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering this competition and will not publish them or provide them to anyone without permission. You can read more about the BBC Privacy Policy on

    8. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition.

    9. The competition is run by the BBC. The applicable law is that of England and Wales.

    10. To the extent applicable to quizzes, this event is conducted in line with the BBC's code of conduct for competitions


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