I was just going to post a fantastic painting of Father Xmas (give me some money) by Jo Spinks – she’s on my blogroll – but then I got inspired by John Butler over at Lozenge – also on the blogroll. He listed his top twenty most listened to songs of ’07, and here are mine.

1. Henrietta – The Fratellis
2. Los Angeles I’m Yours – The Decemberists
3. Belly Love – The Kooks
4. Beautiful – Xtina live on SNL
5. Everybody’s Changing – Lily Allen
6. Golden Brown – The Stranglers
7. Louis Quatorze – Bow Wow Wow
8. Knowing Me, Knowing You – Evan Dando
9. Breath Me – Sia
10. Femme Fatale – Velvet Underground
11. She Will Be Loved acoustic – Maroon 5
12. Fire – The Pointer Sisters
13. The Piano Has Been Drinking – Tom Waites
14. Kooks – David Bowie
15. Goody Goody – Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
16. The Bottle – Gil Scott Heron
17. Don’t Cha – Will Young
18. Frontin’ – Jamie Cullum
19. People Who Died – Jim Carroll Band
20. The Conversation – Joni Mitchell

It may not be the most au currant list, but it’s mostly acceptable hipster-wise.

And here’s the painting of Santa, as promised:

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