• 2001-12-20
  • Christmas special live from Peel Acres. As well as the session artists, the carol-singing choir also included members of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, family members, friends and locals (George the engineer eventually becomes choir spokesperson by popular acclamation). A set of local bell-ringers appear for the second consecutive year.
  • Maloko track appears on Peel's FabricLive.07 comp. Here he says that he always plays it when he's out and he can judge how the evening will go by the audience reaction.
  • JP suggests that the only reason he used to be invited to compare festivals in Holland was that "Peel" means "prick" in Dutch and the organizers enjoyed putting his name on the publicly displayed promo posters.



  • Mud: Lonely This Christmas (RAK)
  • Lightnin' Hopkins: Merry Christmas (Bluesville)
  • Hellacopters: Cold Night For Alligators (White Jazz)
  • Lianne Hall: In The Bleak Midwinter / Soul Kid (Peel Session)
  • Human League: All I Ever Wanted -Alter Ego Remix (Klang Elektronik)
  • Buck Owens & The Buckeroos: Blue Christmas Lights (Capitol)
  • Choir: Ding Dong Merrily On High
  • Clinic: Welcome (LP-'Walking With Thee')' (Domino)
  • Dreadzone: Digital Mastermind (LP-'Sound')' (Ruff Life)
  • Hottentots: Flame of Desire (Pig's Big 78)
  • Bellringers: Hark The Herald Angels Sing / Come All Ye Faithful / I Saw Three Ships
  • Uniforms: This Is This, This Is Nothing Else (LP-'The Uniform')
  • Camera Obscura: Happy New Year / Little Donkey (Peel Session)
  • Tamlins And Trinity: 'Silent Night (LP-Yard Style Christmas)' (MC Productions)
  • Choir: The Holly And The Ivy
  • Hefner: All I'll Ever Need (EP-'The Hefner Brain')' (Too Pure)
  • Cowcube: Christmas Record - demo (Peel Session)
  • Cornershop: Lessons Learned From Rocky 1 To Rocky III - Cowcube Remix (CD Maxi-Single) (Wiiija)
  • Choir: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Low: Just Like Christmas (LP-'It's A Cool Cool Christmas')' (Jeepster)
  • Maloko: In the Midnight Hour (12" single) London
  • Melys: Chinese Whispers / Silent Night (in Welsh) (Peel Sessions)
  • John Fahey: Silent Night (LP-'A New Possibility')' (Ace)
  • DJ Rupture: 'Peonie Peonie (LP-'Gold Teeth Thief')' (Soot)
  • Choir: Deck The Halls
  • DJ Shufflemaster: Annex 4 'Fourthinter-Narita Remix (LP-'Annex Four')' (Tresor)
  • Okkervil River: Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas (LP-'Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See')' (Jagjaguwar)
  • Otis Redding: Ole Man Trouble (Volt)


  • a) John Peel 2001-12-01.mp3
  • b) John Peel (Cowcube At Christmas)
  • a) 02:00:11
  • b) 00:02:44
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