It's only natural that, over the festive period, there will come a point when you've had quite enough of cloying Christmas movies or fallen out with your entire extended family over who really won the last round of Monopoly. In those times, seek solace with these six programmes that will be airing on TV and radio during the holidays. Top Of The Pops BBC One WATCH: BBC One, December 25, 2pm; December 31, 4.15pm The chart show is reanimated for its festive double-header once again.
Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week, in our Christmas special, it's features everything from a Gibson ES-335 to Dr Martens Lorne. Guitar: Gibson ES-335 Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Noel Gallagher all use the Gibson ES-335 when writing their indie anthems and entertaining crowds of thousands, so what better guitar to start penning your own future hits on?
2014 was the year the selfie went mainstream. Even though it was named 'word of the year' by the Oxford Dictionary in 2013, peak selfie was reached when pretty much every Hollywood star gathered together around Bradley Cooper's iPhone at the Oscars to say cheese:
With the recent news that The Libertines have inked a new recording deal with Virgin EMI – their first move to a major after a career-long partnership with Rough Trade – it seems pretty much certain that after 10 long years, we’ll finally see a third studio instalment from the likely lads. The quartet have spent the summer proving they can still cut the mustard live.
Of course, there's only actually one albums of the year list you need to read – if you really want to know what the best records of the past 12 months have been, then feast your eyes upon NME's 100% correct, authoritative and fool-proof guide to the finest releases of 2014. It's here, and it's a belter. But there are other lists out there, too. And so it's time, once again, for us to round-up the results from other publication's and compile it into one giant mega-list.