The Motel's first Christmas was in 2007, and the day after we finished the Review of the Year, six of us prepared a delicious roast dinner and played the Songs for Christmas EPs on repeat whilst doing so. This track, The Friendly Beasts, is a traditional French tune with English words about (one can presume exceptionally clever) animals bringing presents to the Nativity.
Oh come on, it's Christmas Eve, and we had to squeeze in a festive track from Sufjan Stevens somewhere. Surely you wouldn't have expected anything less. Plus the video, made by the Janet Smith Co-Op, is adorable.
Festive greetings from The Fugitive Motel. We promise you the gift of a Review of the Year - with interview features on cocknbullkid, Dutch Uncles, Frankie & The Heartstrings and Young British Artists, Motelvision, the now-traditional cartoon and all the usual fun features, in early January.