You will notice a distinct lack of Christmas music on these pages, for which I make absolutely no apology. This week's featured NOW! album - which incidentally was the first to be released as a Double CD (the previous albums had had an edited down single CD release) - does have The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's Fairytale of New York which is often regarded by compilers of festive hits as a Christmas Song. It's not, of course, but to avoid any confusion I've not selected it anyway.
ABC, M/A/R/R/S, Wet Wet Wet, Bananarama and Billy Idol were all in the frame... but here are Hue and Cry with Labour of Love: