Famous favourites; festive music.
Dame Beryl Bainbridge, left, the author who was brought up in Crosby, is a traditionalist to the core.
"I love Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Away in a Manger and OCome, All Ye Faithful," she says.
Tom Murphy, the Liverpool-born sculptor, whose statues include Dixie Dean, Bill Shankly and John Lennon at Liverpool Airport, likes Silent Night best. "It reminds me of the snowy landscape you get when you are hiding the presents," he says. "Well, it isn't really snowing, but it is in your imagination."
Roger McGough, right, Liverpool's renowned poet, chose In the Bleak Mid Winter. He enjoys the poetic images in the development of the carol written by Christina Rossetti.
Linda McDermott, of Radio Merseyside, also chose In the Bleak Mid Winter, followed by O little Town of Bethlehem to the tune popularised by Bing Crosby. "It's a lovely quiet melody," she says. Johnny Kennedy, the DJ and singer, went for The Holly and the Ivy.
Olwen McLaughlin, owner of the Editions Art Gallery, Cook Street, Liverpool, is always stirred by Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Away in a Manger.
Mike Kelly, the historian whose book, Liverpool's Irish Connection, has just been released in a second edition, chose Silent Night.
Tony Brown, the artist, painting 100 portraits of famous Liverpudlians to mark the city's 800th anniversary next year, chose In the Bleak Mid Winter. "The melody by Gustav Holst is beautiful," he says. Heidi Range, right, the Sugababe from Aintree, chose Silent Night, O Come, All Ye Faithful and Away in a Manger.
WORSHIPPERS at the Metropolitan Cathedral must be in their seats by 11pm.