Our very talented friend @timidheathen not only produces THE best mix CDs, but does fantastic artwork for them as well. This is her Christmas 2010 CD:
If you're on Spotify, you can hear the CD as well: Spotify link
If not, here's the playlist:
Other recommended Christmas music: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Not recommended: 10 Most Annoying Christmas Songs
UPDATE: this will all become a bit Paul Morley, as he enjoys writing books containing long lists of songs that you have never heard of or can't track down. But I had to add two playlists posted on Twitter by @rhodri from his friend Will, a series of classic mix CDs from Christmas past.
and here's two articles from today's Guardian, one by Bob Stanley, who WROTE St Etienne's 'I was born on Christmas Day':
Writing the perfect Christmas hit
The music that makes Christmas
AND here's the video for St Etienne. Like the Ambassador, I am really spoiling you!