Taken from Melody Maker, 20 December 1997
Pulp love Christmas - but can't wait for the parties of New Year. We ask them for their thoughts on the festive season.
Where would you spend your perfect Christmas and who with?
Somewhere is Switzerland with all my friends and family...
and some figgy pudding. Access to bob-sleighing facilities
would be essential.
How did you spend Christmas as a child?
Jarvis: I used to
stay awake on Christmas Eve so I could open my presents as
soon as my mum put them in the bedroom.
What's the best present you've received? What's the worst?
Jarvis: My first
electric guitar was the best present. Maybe it was also the
Is Christmas important to you?
that interrupts the usual flow of life has got to be all
right, that's what I say.
How will you be spending Christmas this year?
Jarvis: In the
bosom of my family. Everybody needs a bosom.
Is Christmas different now that you're famous?
Jarvis: Everyday is
Christmas when you're famous.
What's your favourite Christmas record and film?
Jarvis: 'I Believe
In Father Christmas' by Greg Lake and any Busby Berkely
Which celebrity would you most like to buy a present for?
Jarvis: A chest
freezer for Rick Astley.
What are your plans for New Year's Eve?
hammered. Lose consciousness around 11:45. Miss 'Auld Lang
Syne'. Why change the habit of a lifetime?