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3 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 December 2010

The grumpiest man with his own seasonal extravaganza on Christmas Day morning?

Paul O'Grady isn't known for his love of December 25th, so that makes him the obvious choice for a three hour show on Christmas Day!

There'll be plenty of seasonal music including a festive triple from Cliff, and another from the Motown vaults. Paul will also have plenty of suggestions on how to survive the Big Day and he'll be reading out messages for friends and family around the world. And there'll be a few celebrity callers too including Matt Smith, JLS, Julie Walters and Take That.

Oh, unlike his regular Sunday show, Paul promises there'll be no Dead Pet messages with that smelly lady on the piano.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Trisha Yearwood

    Trisha Yearwood Santa On The Rooftop

  • Image for Darlene Love

    Darlene Love All Alone On Christmas

    Christmas Hits (Various Artists), BMG

  • Image for Various

    Various Christmas Trumpets/We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas

    Ultra Lounge - Christmas Cocktails, CAPITOL, 1

  • Image for Elaine Paige

    Elaine Paige Peace On Earth/The Little Drummer Boy


  • Image for The Torero Band

    The Torero Band The First Noel


  • All Star Christmas Triple 1

  • All Star Christmas Triple 2

  • All Star Christmas Triple 3

    • Image for Bette Midler

      Bette Midler From A Distance - Christmas Version

      Cool Yule, COLUMBIA, 34

  • Image for Dana

    Dana It's Gonna Be A Cold Cold Christmas

    Christmas Love Songs (Disc 2), Arcade Records

  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox In The Bleak Midwinter


  • Image for Jane McDonald

    Jane McDonald Cruise Into Christmas


  • Image for Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

    Caroling, Caroling: Christmas with Natalie Cole, Rhino/Elektra, 11

  • Image for Darlene Love

    Darlene Love Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

    A Christmas Gift For You (Phil Spect, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Billy May

    Billy May Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer


  • Image for The Stargazers

    The Stargazers I See The Moon

    N/A, 2

  • All Star Christmas Triple 1

  • All Star Christmas Triple 2

  • All Star Christmas Triple 3

    • Image for Cliff Richard

      Cliff Richard Saviour's Day

      Together With Cliff Richard, EMI

  • Christmas Cocktail Hour 1

    • Image for Kylie Minogue

      Kylie Minogue Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

      (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Some Lovers

    Rumer Sings Bacharach At Christmas, Atlantic, 7

  • Image for The Wombles

    The Wombles Wombling Merry Christmas

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Geraldine McQueen

    Geraldine McQueen Once Upon A Christmas Song

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Choir of Westminster Abbey

    Choir of Westminster Abbey Good King Wenceslas

    Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Alan Silvestri

    Alan Silvestri Spirit Of The Season

    The Polar Express, Warner Sunset/Reprise, 6

  • Image for Cher

    Cher Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)


  • Image for Olivia Olson

    Olivia Olson All I Want For Christmas Is You

    Love Actually, Island, 14

  • Image for Angela Lansbury

    Angela Lansbury Mrs Santa Claus

    Mrs Santa Claus, Rca Victor, 3

  • All Star Christmas Triple 1

  • All Star Christmas Triple 2

    • Image for Dolly Parton

      Dolly Parton Hard Candy Christmas

      The Perfect Christmas (Various), Rhino

  • All Star Christmas Triple 3

    • Image for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

      Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers I Believe In Santa Claus


  • Christmas Cocktail Hour 2

    • Image for The Torero Band

      The Torero Band O Come All Ye Faithful


  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban Believe

    (CD Single), Warner Sunset/Reprise

  • Image for Patrizio Buanne

    Patrizio Buanne Winter Wonderland


  • Image for Ray Anthony and His Bookends

    Ray Anthony and His Bookends Christmas Kisses


  • Image for Adam Faith

    Adam Faith Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop)

    The Hits Of 1961 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Pink Martini

    Pink Martini Santa Baby

    Joy To The World, Wrasse Records, 5

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore That'll Be Christmas

    (CD Single), Fullfill, 1

  • Image for Hallé Orchestra

    Hallé Orchestra and Hallé Choir We Wish You A Merry Christmas

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Joy To The World



    Today's first Christmas cocktail is a CHRISTMAS KISS

    Pour one and a half ounces of Amaretto into a cocktail shaker. Then add four ounces of cranberry juice and a further one and a half ounces of peach schnapps. Shake, then add some crushed ice and then pour into a long glass.

    If you do attempt this recipe, please remember to drink responsibly.


    Today's second Christmas cocktail is a GRINCH

    You'll need two ounces of the melon flavoured liqueur Midori, half an ounce of fresh lemon juice and a teaspoon of sugar syrup. Mix all the ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass and then garnish with a red cherry.

    If you do attempt this recipe, please remember to drink responsibly.


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