Giving the gift of music this Christmas

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Music fans have better things to do than trudge up and down the high street.

But good news for the armchair shopper. DFS have a sale on! Also, music-themed festive items are now big business. Beyonce is the latest to cash in, with a line of ‘Lemonade’-inspired merch – shorts, tees and sweatshirts, and of course lemon-stuffed Christmas stockings.

If you still have to put up your tree, then give it that finishing touch – a set of Daft Punk ‘helmet’ baubles. Alternatively, you could replace the fairy with a Justin Bieber action figure (ok, it’s not technically meant to be tree-top, but it’s an amusing mental image).

Everyone and his dog are sporting Ramones apparel now, but Christmas jumpers are still a bit of a niche market. Slayer offer one with the usual trees replaced with skulls, while for that special music veteran in your life, an original – but unofficial – tee from Woodstock 1969 will set you back $10,000.

If you want your party to have a musical theme then look no further than the world of rock as your guide to all things alcoholic. AC/DC and the Grateful Dead lock decanters with Cliff and Olivia Newton-John in the red wine market, while Elbow have an ale named after their ‘Build a Rocket Boys!’ album.

But whatever way you choose to celebrate, make sure it’s a loud one.