On the eleventh day of Christmas, The Cathode Ray Choob
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A lyrical lament about the trials and tribulations of juggling two families during the festive season.
Our penultimate Christmas cracker comes courtesy of Steve Coogan‘s sleazy alter-ego Tony Ferrino.
An arrogant, egotistical, apparently homicidal Portuguese singer, Ferrino was one of Coogan’s less-successful characters, compared to the likes of Alan Partridge and Paul Calf.
However, he did shine briefly in the excellent one-off special The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon back in January 1997.
A spot-on, darkly comic spoof of the sort of cosy, old-fashioned festive musical variety shows that, even back then, they didn’t make any more, one of the highlights was the string of excellent comedy songs, which are always tricky to pull off.
And here’s one of the best: