Never mind the balmy spring-like weather on this winter solstice. Tonight on UKNY at 11, we'll go wassailing with songs of the season from Tracey Thorn (pictured), Kate Bush, Laura Marling, Teenage Fanclub, Kate Nash and other festive folk.
Expect mulled wine, mince pies, some tears, some tinsel, a couple of thwarted romances, a promising love affair, a post-apocalypse Christmas carol and cranberries too.
That's UKNY, Saturday nights at 11p.m. EDT, following Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® and Marshall Crenshaw's "The Bottomless Pit" on 90.7 WFUV, also streaming online.
Watching "It's A Wonderful Life" for the umpteenth time? You can find UKNY in the FUV archives up to two weeks after broadcast.
1. Tracey Thorn, "Maybe This Christmas," Tinsel and Lights
2. Gruff Rhys, "Post Apocalypse Christmas," Atheist Xmas EP
3. Scritti Politti, "Snow in Sun," White Bread Black Beer
4. Summer Camp, "Christmas Wrapping," Moshi Moshi - A Christmas Gift To You
5. Erasure, "Gaudete," Snow Globe
6. Saint Etienne with Tim Burgess, "I Was Born on Christmas Day," Christmas
7. Kate Bush, "December Will Be Magic Again," single
8. Kate Nash, "Faith," Have Faith with Kate Nash This Christmas EP
9. Herbie Hancock with Corinne Bailey Rae, "River," River - The Joni Letters
10. Laura Mvula, "Little Girl Blue," 12 Years a Slave
11. Laura Marling, "Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)," I Speak Because I Can
12. Slow Club, "Christmas TV," Christmas Thanks For Nothing
13. Teenage Fanclub, "Christmas Eve," It's A Cool Cool Christmas
14. Badly Drawn Boy, "Donna and Blitzen," About A Boy soundtrack
15. Tracey Thorn, "Tinsel and Lights," Tinsel and Lights