Imagine, if you can, the Chips Christmas household in 1984. Fucking Wham! are number two with 'Last Christmas' and the puke-inducing twatfest that was Live Aid was number one - FOREVER - with 'Do They Know it's Christmas?'. My Mum loved them both and played them constantly. It was a grim time to be a pop fan.
Which is why if you're an eleven year old now you should be listening to Standard Fare's 'Tinsel Politics', a paean to the time-old, tiresome arguments about where to spend Christmas, that only seem to arise when your relationship has got so far advanced that 25 December is to be endured, rather than enjoyed.
I don't know about you, but it's that sort of cynicism that makes me feel most festive.
An alternative view tomorrow.