It’s almost Christmas, and Paul and Carolyn are celebrating with some alternative Christmas songs new and old from the likes of girl in red, Calexico, Blossoms, and of course Low (responsible for the ultimate independent Christmas record). There’s also a Christmas cover from Summer Camp, a fitting tune for the season from Gruff Rhys and Christmas carols from The Fall. Happy Christmas!


1 Alone on Christmas DayPhoenix
2  two queens in a king sized bedgirl in red
3  Donna And BlitzenBadly Drawn Boy
4 Christmas Will Break Your HeartLCD Soundsystem
5 I Was Born On Christmas DaySaint Etienne
6  Christmas (And Dad Wants Her Back)Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott
7  Christmas All Over AgainCalexico
8  I Wish It Was Christmas TodayJulian Casablancas
9  Just Like ChristmasLow
10  Last ChristmasSummer Camp
11  It’s Going To Be A Cold WinterBlossoms
12  Christmas in the Hood ft. DeaconDaz Dillinger
13 Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Live)The Fall
14 Post Apocalypse Christmas Gruff Rhys
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Crimes Against Pop – aka Paul Haswell and Carolyn Wright – have been DJing together since 2003, when they launched their eponymous monthly residency at the Buffalo Bar in London.

As well as hosting their own regular sold out nights in London, Haswell and Wright appeared regularly at Rob Da Bank's Bestival festival on the Isle of Wight, before moving to Hong Kong in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Since then, Crimes Against Pop have brought their eclectic mix of pop, hip-hop, r’n'b and electronica to major events such as Clockenflap and the Rugby Sevens, while earning a reputation for packing the dancefloor at bars and clubs across the city. They’re also known for getting Sunday mornings off to the perfect start with their Pop Fugitives radio show on RTHK3.

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