The Co-op is all about togetherness this year, uniting a variety of real-life community groups to perform a song. They’ve gone for Tender by Blur - a slow-burn lament inspired by a relationship break-up. It’s not exactly Merry Xmas Everybody.
Anyway, the groups - including a couple of choirs, a ukulele group (shudder), a kids’ orchestra, the lads from Burnley Rugby Club and a bloke with a sitar - assemble in a village hall. There’s dancing, too! As they perform, everyone tucks in to Co-op mince pies, pigs in blankets and fizz.
To be fair, the song is pretty uplifting (the ‘get through it’ refrain is certainly seasonally appropriate), and if you buy it you can support an anti-loneliness cause, which is a nice touch.