From The Desk Of The Wedding Presents’ David Gedge: British Christmas Telly

MAGNET kindly asked if I’d come back and guest edit again. This year has been a whirlwind for the Wedding Present with touring, the festival in Brighton, recording the new Cinerama album, the Record Store Day singles and the deluxe reissue campaign of the first eight albums. There has hardly been a minute to sit still. So here is a little collection of little things in my life at the moment.


This year will be the first year in about five that I’ve been in the United Kingdom for Christmas. We usually decamp to the USA around that time of year, which is absolutely fine, but it’s nothing like being “at home.” Why? In a word: the television. For some reason Americans don’t save the best films and all the Christmas specials for the holiday. Maybe Americans have better things to do than plump themselves in front of the telly all day? But what?!