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Christmas with the Stars (and Matt Lucas)

Bringing festive cheer to Radio 2, Matt is live this Christmas Day for three hours of fun.

"I’m really excited to be live on Radio 2 on Christmas Day with a big show…please don’t rob my house."

Matt Lucas hosts his very special Christmas Day celebration, joined by some celebrity chums on the phone, listeners... and his mother.

With star phone calls from celebs explaining what they are up to on Christmas Day, to an hourly 'Christmas Dinner Watch', courtesy of Matt’s mum, it’s his very special take on the seasonal celebrations.

There's also Matt's look at forgotten festive songs from kids’ characters and TV stars, plus he’s rounded up Christmas tunes from all over the world to see what folk around the rest of the planet are singing to this time of year.

He’s taking your calls to compile the UK’s 'Lack of Gratitude’ present list, in search of the 10 most-unloved gifts opened that day. And there’s a load of great music too, with an amazing hand-picked variety of Christmas tracks, old and new, including some brilliant alternatives mixed in with all the classics we love.

Plus, Matt’s playing out many of your own singing contributions from the hundreds of entries he’s had for the show.

And expect lots of dedications to those working hard up and down the land during the festive period.

Get involved and email: or text 288291 during the show.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2018 11:00

Music Played

  • Paul McCartney

    Wonderful Christmastime

    • McCartney II (Special Edition).
    • Hear Music.
    • 7.
  • Louis Clark

    Hooked On Christmas

  • Boney M.

    Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord

    • That's Christmas (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • The Greedies

    A Merry Jingle

  • Chas & Dave

    O Come All Ye Faithful

  • Wizzard

    I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

    • That's Christmas (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • Ronan Parke


  • The Darkness

    Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Eartha Kitt

    Santa Baby

    • The Best Christmas Album In The World.
    • Virgin.
  • The Jackson 5

    Frosty The Snowman

    • 20 Motown Christmas Classics (Variou.
    • Hitsville.
  • Peggy Lee

    Winter Wonderland

    • Christmas Carousel.
    • EMI Records Limited.
    • 13.
  • Slade

    Merry Xmas Everybody

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
  • Tony Hadley

    Let It Snow Let It Snow

  • Henry Dell


  • Sir Cliff Richard

    Mistletoe & Wine

    • It's Christmas (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • Paul McCartney

    Pipes Of Peace

    • Wingspan - Hits & History.
    • Parlophone.


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