It's a beast of an issue this week as NME wishes you a very happy Christmas 2009. Grab the magazine from December 16th - it's on sale for a fortnight.
On the cover is pop's Dark Lord, Simon Cowell - we confront him with your questions, chief among them: how does it feel to have killed pop?
Plus: a special panel of critics, including Tinchy Stryder and Jordan, review the biggest songs of 2009.
We take a look at the 25 greatest Christmas songs ever.
There's a special portrait of one of the bands of the decade, The Strokes.
Little Boots talks about her festive plans and what she thought of 2009.
The Cribs reveal who's on their Christmas card list this year.