The warmth of seasonal songs and melodies from around the world to help get you through those winter months. A winter festival is enshrined in almost all cultures that have a winter. It is no surprise that these festivals generally take place in December. Santa/Father Christmas is one of the oldest figures in the celebrations. So much could be written about winter festivals and the development of Christmas that it would warrant a book. Here, we content ourselves with some of the recordings of songs that give us an aural hint at the traditions that we have carried with us from the dawn of time and that have spread around the world. Beginning with November's "Stir Up Sunday", we have a humorous introductory sketch on stirring up the Christmas pudding mix with plenty of brandy, by the increasingly tipsy Gert and Daisy. Then we are taken through the season with songs and music from a range of musical genres, finishing with the strains of "Auld Lang Syne" by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, as the old year passes away.