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Fight off those Monday blues by tuning into Alex on the Best Time of the Day Show for a dose of night owl comedy and fantastic music. This morning, Alex is celebrating Christmas in his own unique way... having a good old moan about it. And producer Dr Strangelove isn't feeling festive, so Alex has turned his misery into a thread and takes suggestions on how he can get into the festive groove. More strange seasonal sightings in Antler Watch, more Panto Lotto and be sure to hear this morning's tips from Noel the Christmas Badger. Pause for Thought with Steve Williams at 3.20am and a chance to get into the 4.15 One-Off Canteen.

As a special treat there are three tracks from Lester's Festive Library: a new one from Bananarama, some festive reggae from Freddie McGregor, and vintage Yule country from Ernest Tubb. There are also three suggested by you for the Listener's Library: Prince, AC/DC, and Kate and Anna McGarrigle, all Christmas songs you don't often hear. There is a new Record of the Week from Edei, and a track from Album of the Week from Susan Boyle. Snow-body else, snow-where else.

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To celebrate Alex's 26th year on Radio 2 here's a handy guide to his nocturnal world.