'Fairytale of New York' is generally regarded one of the ultimate Christmas tunes but, like most others, has been butchered a fair few times down the years. Anyone remember Ronan Keating's horror attempt?
Thankfully not all versions are quite so dire. The BBC have coerced Florence Welsh and Billy Bragg into having a stab at the tune and the results are quite brilliant.
Although perhaps lacking the bile of Kirsty McColl and Shane McGowan's exchanges in the original, the interpretation does capture a certain world-weariness that nicely fits with the song's lyrics.
Avoid at all costs: Scouting For Girls and Paloma Faith's 'rendition'.