It's Time for a Christmas Chuckle: The Annual Music Machine Christmas Novelty Special!

Hi to all

There are countless songs attributed to Christmas and the Holiday Season, both traditional and contemporary, that have become standards or classics over the years. When the stresses of the festive season get to be too much, and you've tired of Christmas songs, it may be time for a change. How about tuning into our Christmas novelty songs special this Saturday on Team-FM to hear something a little different? It all happens at 7 PM UK time which is 2 PM US Eastern.

It's a show I look forward to every year. It's the lighthearted side of Christmas we can all enjoy. There will be songs you've heard before by artists such as "Weird Al" Yankovic or the Barron Knights, and I'll play some of those. We'll discover what we're going to get for Christmas for "Er Indoors", maybe she'll receive the "12 Gifts of Christmas", you never know. When you hear those classic novelty songs, you think, "Ah yes, Christmas has come at last". But to freshen up the show, I've been going through my record collection and online sources to see if there's anything different we can find this year, and I've discovered plenty of funny ones. So tune into find out what I've found! You'll be glad you did!

In terms of song requests for this show, I would love to hear which songs make you giggle or laugh out loud over Christmas. But I would ask you please to send suggestions in advance. Times have changed since I've been working in internet radio, and so have peoples' expectations. There are some songs which are no longer suitable for broadcast so it's important we do some editing if they cannot be played in full. Thank you, and do send suggestions to

What I can promise you is a packed, funny Christmas show you'll love and hopefully look back on as being a good one, so do come along and have fun on Saturday!

Brian Hartgen