Saint Etienne clearly really, really like Christmas. Every couple of years going way back when, they have sent out special fan club freebies containing musical tidings of the season.
Some of them are really quite exceptional. Through the Winter and 21st Century Christmas (both from 2006) are wonderful. Their 1995 cover of Driving Home for Christmas is equally special, as is 1998’s I Don’t Intend to Spend Christmas Without You.
But of course the best of the bunch is this one. I don’t see how anything else could have beaten it. Number one on our Christmas countdown is I Was Born on Christmas Day:
Merry Christmas for stowaways!