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  • 1999-12-08
  • Live Christmas special from Maida Vale featuring seasonal songs together with carols from a choir featuring live guests and Peel family.
  • Peelenium 1982 is followed by confusion when Peel finds he has a piece of paper with the events for 1983. Promises to give the 1982 events the following evening.


All sessions live from Maida Vale 3 and all no known commercial release.


  • (file c cuts in during the show introduction)
  • (file b cuts in half way through he following)
  • Fall: 'Hark The Herald Angels Sing' (Peel Session) [1]
  • Marine Research: 'In The Bleak Mid-Winter' (Peel Session)
  • Carol Concert: Away In A Manger (Peel Session)[2]
  • Waitresses: 'Christmas Wrapping (7")' (Ze)
  • John Peel Choral Singers: 'Once in Royal David's City'
  • Gnac: 'And Now It's So Much Colder (CD-Sevens)' (Rocket Girl)
  • Astrid: Sleigh Ride (feat. Snowmans League) (7" b-side: Boy Or Girl)' (Fantastic Plastic)
  • Gene: 'Someone For Everyone' (Peel Session)
  • Carol Concert: 'Good King Wenceslas' (Peel Session) [3]
  • Wedding Present: 'Step Into Christmas (7")' (RCA)
  • John Peel Choral Singers: 'O Come All Ye Faithful' (Peel Session)
  • Meditation Singers: 'Blue Christmas (Compilation LP-A Christmas Dedication)' (Checker LP 10050)
  • Low: 'Blue Christmas (CD-Christmas)' (Tugboat)
  • Broken Dog: 'Joy To The World' (Peel Session)
  • Violinaires: 'The Sound Of Christmas (Compilation LP-A Christmas Dedication)' (Checker LP 10050)
  • (file a cuts in part way through the first Peelenium track)

Peelenium 1982 "Flossenium and Little Johnenium"

  1. Culture: 'Lion Rock (LP-Lion Rock)' (Cultural Foundation)
  2. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5: 'The Message (12")' (Sugar Hill)
  3. Robert Wyatt: 'Shipbuilding (7")' (Rough Trade)
  4. Artery: 'Into The Garden (7")' (Armageddon)
  • John Peel Choral Singers: 'Hark The Herald Angels Sing'
  • Elastica: 'All For Gloria' (Peel Session) [4]
  • Inner Circle & Fatman Riddim Section: 'Unemployment Rock (CD-Heavyweight Dub / Killer Dub)' (Blood & Fire)
  • Hefner: 'Lonely This Christmas' (Peel Session)
  • Nat King Cole: 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (LP-The Christmas Song)' (Capitol
  • Broadcast: 'Echo's Answer (CDS)' (Warp)
  • Eddie Campbell: 'Santa's Messing With The Kid (Compilation CD-Blue Yule)' (Rhino)
  • High Fidelity: 'Silent Night' (Peel Session)
  • Frank Sinatra: 'I'll Be Home For Christmas (CD-Christmas Album)' (Disky)
  • Cinerama: 'Manhattan (CDS)' (Scopitones)
  • John Peel Choral Singers: 'The Twelve Days Of Christmas'
  • Booker T & The MGs: 'Winter Wonderland (LP-Soul Christmas)' (Stax)
  • (end of show - file c contains a couple of minutes of the news)


  • a) 19991208.mp3
  • b) (i) 1999-12-08.mp3 (ii) 1999-12-08 Gene, Hefner, High Fidelity, Broken Dog, Marine Research.mp3
  • c) jp081299.mp3
  • a) 01:02:44
  • b) 01:57:23
  • c) 02:01:50
  • a) Many thanks to NeilC.
  • b) Many thanks to mr maudlin
  • c) Many thanks to max-dat.
  1. From session #19, recorded 1994-11-20.
  2. Rod Stewart solo. Recorded 1970-12-08.
  3. Robert Wyatt and Ronnie Lane duet. Recorded 1970-12-08.
  4. From session #3, recorded 1994-12-06.