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Funky Christmas

Add a little funk and soul into your Christmas. Merry Christmas from The Funk and Soul Revue!

So it’s that time of year again where families across the land, and indeed the world, gather together for one day a year to over-indulge, over-stay welcomes, and have very little fun. But that’s what Christmas is all about, isn’t it? Well, we here at TFSR like to help wherever we can, however we can. We’ve created an alternative soulful, funky Christmas playlist for you to enjoy. After all there’s only so much Mariah or Cliff one can take. These songs here might not be as familiar to you as the classic/awful tunes that have been playing on Smooth Radio for a month already, but we believe they are infinitely better in every way. Here you’ll find Donny Hathaway perfect his way through the soul Christmas standard ‘This Christmas’, The Temptations and their glorious harmonies on ‘Silent Night’, and Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul James Brown keeping it real with ‘Santa Claus, Go Straight To The Ghetto’.

We guarantee this playlist will take away at least some of that Christmas anxiety: the impending heartburn, the disappointment of another batch of deodorant box-sets, and the cheer-fest that is the Eastenders Christmas special. So we hope this helps you navigate through this difficult period with at least some festive cheer. And we wish you a very Merry Christmas.