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Festive photo shoots from the NME archive

  • Feeling Christmassy yet? Here's a round-up of festive photo shoots that have appeared in NME's traditional yuletide double issue. Starting with a few from this year. Here's booze enthusiasts Palma Violets getting stuck into a liquid lunch.

    Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

    Added: 19 Dec 2012

  • It's that nice Frank Turner, who tells us: "It's been a big year for me, and it's wrapping up amazingly with the Pogues show we're doing at the O2 Arena in London. The Pogues' Christmas shows are a national institution - they're more important to me than Last Night Of The Proms."

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 19 Dec 2012

  • Aw, bless, it's Two Door Cinema Club in chunky Christmas jumpers. That sled's going nowhere, though.

    Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

    Added: 19 Dec 2012

  • Bombay Bicycle Club's ideal Christmas? "Cosy, well-decorated, homely and with a good, well-stocked bar." We'll drink to that.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 19 Dec 2012

  • Lucy Rose unveils her latest collaborator. We predict big things.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 19 Dec 2012

  • Here's a great one from 2011, taken by Roger Sargent, of Kasabian doodling a Christmas greeting on the wall.

    Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

    Added: 19 Dec 2011

  • Alice Cooper, captured here by Mathieu Zazzo, takes on the role of NME's Bad Santa for the 2011 Christmas issue.

    Photo: Mathieu Zazzo/NME

    Added: 19 Dec 2011

  • Ever wondered what Cerebral Ballzy have for Chrimbo dinner? No? Well, Dan Kendall caught them mid-meal during this 2011 photoshoot anyway.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 19 Dec 2011

  • After wrapping up Noel Fielding in a big red bow, Dean Chalkley took some photos of the funnyman during his 2011 NME cover shoot with pals Kasabian.

    Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

    Added: 19 Dec 2011

  • Here are The Strokes, shot for our 2005 Christmas issue by Pieter M Van Hattem.

    Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Paramore pose for our photographer Ed Miles in 2009. A scarf made of tinsel, Hayley? You won't feel the benefit.

    Photo: Ed Miles/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Inflatable sax, simulated childbirth, and a pair of pants on your head? That's how to celebrate Christmas the Gossip way. From the 2006 issue, by Sam Jones.

    Photo: Sam Jones/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Ding dong - it's Wayne Coyne as Bad Santa in 2006, by Andy Fallon.

    Photo: Andy Fallon/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • A Christmas gift for you - it's CSS' Lovefoxx, shot by Andy Willsher in 2009.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • The Libertines dress up as Dickensian types for the NME cover back in 2003. By Ellis Parrinder

    Photo: Ellis Parrinder/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • A cover of their song 'Many Of Horror' will be Christmas Number One this year - so it's apt that we quizzed Biffy Clyro about their Christmas plans in the new issue. By Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 16 Dec 2010

  • Kaiser Chiefs yank each other's crackers back in 2007. Danny North captured the magic.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Simon Cowell, aka the Grinch who stole Christmas, photographed for the NME cover in 2009, by Dean Chalkley.

    Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Aww, it's Little Boots holding a snowflake. Shot for the 2009 Christmas issue by Tom Oxley.

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Four not-so-wise men (and a gorilla) - it's The Mighty Boosh, hamming it up in 2008. By Andy Whitton

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Another one from the 2010 issue: The Drums, by David Edwards. Love the chunky knitwear, lads.

    Photo: David Edwards/NME

    Added: 16 Dec 2010

  • The Cribs, shot in 2009 by Tom Oxley. What do you mean, it's not very Christmassy? There are fairy lights - what more do you want?

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Fuck yule - it's Cee Lo Green. Tom Oxley, 2010.

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 16 Dec 2010

  • Who could forget this classic? Arctic Monkeys dressed up as Christmas elves for the cover of the 2007 issue. We still can't quite believe they agreed to do it. By Dean Chalkley

    Photo: Dean Chalkley

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Ice ice baby - it's The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks, shot in 2009 by Tom Oxley.

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • We four kings - the Followills pose as cherubic carol singers back in 2008. By Tom Oxley

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Black balloons - is that festive? OK, maybe not, but this Killers shoot was for the 2006 Christmas issue, so we're including it. By Dean Chalkley

    Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Let it snow - Razorlight in 2004, by Dean Chalkley.

    Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010

  • Glasvegas' James Allan poses for the 2008 Christmas issue. That same year Glasvegas released a Christmas album, featuring the brilliant 'A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)'. By Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 09 Dec 2010