The idea of sailing down the Thames with Craig Charles playing funk and soul music at you isn't yet an established Christmas tradition, but it sounds like it damn well should be. Help make it so, by joining the BBC 6 Music DJ and Red Dwarfer on 22 December, as he commandeers a Mississippi style paddle-boat (the Dixie Queen) and a brass band (Riot Jazz), and sails off down the lazy old river.
For those wanting more, the afternoon boat trip serves as a mood-maker for the Soundcrash Xmas Party at Scala. The all-night shindig features DJ Yoda, Trojan Sound System DJs, and many more.
The boat trip taks place on Saturday 22 December 2012 (2-6pm), with tickets at £25. For just £5 more, you'll also get access to the Scala party (7pm-6am). Book here.