Past Tracks

What's your favorite Christmas song ever? I'm willing to bet it's not "The Little Drummer Boy," but beyond that, there's a lot to go with. If you're from one of the largely English-speaking island-nations off the west coast of continental Europe, though, there's not a bad chance it's the ballad "Fairytale of New York," by the great Irish celtic-traditionalist-punk band The Pogues and the (still-heartbreakingly) late British singer Kristy MacColl, from The Pogues' 1988 album If I Should Fall From Grace With God.

Happy Christmas …