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The Other Christmas Song Featuring the Pogues’ Shane McGowan

Fairytale of New York” by the Pogues wasn’t designed as a Christmas song, but it’s become the most beloved alt-rock holiday track in history thanks to the woozy drunken duet between Shane McGowan and Kirsty MacColl. Greggory, though, points us to the other Christmas song featuring McGowan. I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t know this track existed.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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