A song to mark the end of the season

A traditional mid-century Julgransplundring – a period when the tradition was at its absolute height. A key feature are the children in colourful hats.

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Five Great New Year’s Songs

Considering just how many speculative and burningly hopeful Christmas records are released every year, it’s quite surprising how little commercial attention has been paid to

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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2016

Every year, besides our regular steady stream of classic records, we make a conscious effort to wade thought those thousands of hopeful releases that flood over us every new season

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Dust off the fairy lights, warm up the toddy; Christmas time is here again

When does Christmas actually begin? You may remember, back as we started a new year and the last embers of the Christmas fire smoldered in the fireplace, that we’ve already a

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Saint Canute’s Day, A Traditional End of Christmas, and Our Seasonal End As Well

When does Christmas actually end? For a lot of commercial Christmas radio stations, the end of the Christmas period is as early as the evening of Christmas day! While people are pl

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The Playlist: Christmas in the African Diaspora

British cultural theorist Paul Gilroy famously concieved of the African Diaspora as the Black Atlantic, emphasising the connection between artists and traditions in Africa itself,

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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2015

Every year, thousands of completely different Christmas albums are released around the world, vying for the attention of us listeners in the hope of being memorable.

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How Christmas records took over the world

Christmas records have a special place in the history of recorded music.

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