They’re label mates on Xtra Mile Recordings. They’re tour buddies on the road with Frank Turner. They’re two of our favourite live acts, so when Skinny Lister and Beans on Toast got together to record a Christmas single we felt it somewhat criminal not to feature it here. ‘This Christmas’ is delivered with some touching sentiment, doused in feisty folk-punk. It’s the succulent Christmas pudding of a song that would have been sickeningly sweet before being soaked in rum and passed around a smokey room while listening to The Pogues. Sounds good, right? You can buy the single from Xtra Mile and not only enjoy this fine tune, recorded in sunny California on a break in Frank Turner’s tour, but also give a little back this Christmas with proceeds going to homeless charity Shelter.