Grandaddy & Band Of Horses - Hang An Ornament
The latter are currently recording a new album with Jason Lytle producing, so they knocked out an expectedly grandiose and merging into left-field track with plenty of heart to it.
David Thomas Broughton - Good King Wenceslas
It's David Thomas Broughton covering Good King Wenceslas. What's not to get excited about? Buy from here, proceeds to charity.
Seazoo - Happily Taking Advice From An Imaginary Sergeant Eddie Stone Late December
Recorded for BBC Wales' Horizons project, a melodically jaunty number that is surely the first festive song to evoke the drill sergeant from SAS: Are You Tough Enough?
Dan Michaelson - Another Messy Christmas
You can rely on Michaelson and his sozzled croak to do something different with a Christmas song. This one is from the perspective of Mrs Christmas, spending another festive season alone while Santa goes off travelling.
John MOuse - When A Child Is Born
Those who came across his gleeful reconstruction of On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at will have guessed that the quixotic Welshman and band haven't strictly produced a faithful reworking of Johnny Mathis' 1976 Christmas number one.