Welsh rock heroes Manic Street Preachers are getting ready to rock around the Christmas tree this year.
The three-piece band, who feature former Swansea University graduate Nicky Wire on bass, are gearing up to record a special festive song.
Frontman James Dean Bradfield said they were still in the early stages of writing, but were excited about the as-yet untitled track.
"I think we've got more of a sense of humour than people realise," he added. "We regard the Christmas single as a great, great tradition.
"The way it reads is a bit funny at the moment.
"We always have to decide what we're going to do with it.
"We've always got lots of little plans and dreams - one of which is to do a Christmas single."
The band, who picked up two nominations for best single and album in the Q awards, will be touring the UK in November.