Last Christmas, we gave you our heart*. This Christmas, we have something else in mind.

Put down that mince pie, switch off the TV for a few minutes and watch this. Yes, now. We’ll keep this short as you probably have plenty to do like, well, you know, finishing that cheeky red, stalking your ex on Facebook or wondering when the Bond film will start.

2015 was an utter blast all round for us and we were happy to report from the pews on the latest cabaret shenanigans. We look forward to doing more of the same and hope that, no matter what you’re doing right now, you’ll raise a glass with one hand, click play with the other and watch our traditional Alternative Christmas Message.

This year we’ve asked none other than Virgin Xtravaganzah. One of the stars of the London drag scene, hers was the last show held at the much-missed Black Cap before its premature demise. She has gone from strength to strength and now produces her own spectacular shows when not appearing elsewhere. What does she have to say about this most tumultuous of years? Roll VT to find out.

* We later found out that the very next day you gave it away. Looks like we’re not the only one that is heartless.

Check out our 2013 Alternative Christmas Message from Myra DuBois
Or our 2014 Alternative Christmas Message from Holestar