No babies were born, and there were few wise men- those would have stayed at home, well away from the squeals of the overpowering lady lungs- but last night's Clyde 1 Live extravaganza certainly had the Christmas spirit, bringing Glasgow the gift of golden entertainment, no common sense and mirth.
Suited and booted for the festivities, Shine A Light stars, McFly, opened up the pop nativity plethora in Glasgow's biggest Christmas party, at 10 000 capacity. All done up like a Christmas tree, and with as many flashing lights, the chid friendly favourites had the arena buzzing in a fast and furious set.
With less hits, but still making an entrance, the girl with one candy floss colour in her hair, Amelia Lily, weaved from the back of the stage to the front, dishing out 'hugs and kisses' to anyone that would have them- she may have been the only girl on board the bill last night, but she was perhaps maybe too forward to be our Mary. Showing off her second single, scheduled for release in January, the fledgling popstar served a brash cocktail of equal parts Ashlee Simpson and Pussycat Doll, the powerhouse shouting her mouth off in bratty fashion between tracks.
Rather than a visit from an old man with a penchant for red velvet, last night, the audience were treated to a visit from Commonwealth Games mascot Clyde. Accompanied by his own street dancing troop, the friendly thistle turned Christmas Korean, with a Gangnam Style tribute to really shake your baubles to.
Melting any frostbite in the crowd, in addition to a lot of young hearts, X Factor golden boys, JLS (Jls Love Scotland for one night only), went from gyrating in leather attire, to singing Ye Canny Shove Yer Granny.
Back to Barry Whiteing it up, Everybody In Love led to Hottest Girl In The World, for a sneak preview of next year's tour. Decidedly more sedate than the pyrotechnics of their well-put-together tour performance earlier this year, the four maintained a standard of vocal performance and dance routines that continued to entertain regardless.
Back for more Clyde 1 action after their Summer stint, popstars that really play, Lawson, were quifftastic in their guitar cradling pop. With the young crowd loving the High School Musical type homeboys, their stint on stage led to a crowd swimming peak, for recent chart hit, Standing In The Dark.
Surprisingly, near the tip of the bill, charmer, Matt Cardle, joined the nonstop pop party to showcase his new album, and whilst he looked better than ever before, with freshly polished eyes, his career looked less so from the quality of new tracks. Another of the evening's X Factor mob, confetti snowing on the crowd perked up the arena, but unfortunately it couldn't save a flat performance.
The innkeeper of the affair, back at home for the festivities, Calvin Harris took the nativity to the dance floor, setting off a tight DJ set worth wetting the baby's head to. Mixing a trail of his own chart-stomping hits, Bounce got the arena moving, before the buffed-up 28-year-old started up the seal pit with dirty bass.
The final name in the big star bill was another Simon Cowell signing, this time avoiding the reality tv route, and pounding straight into the charts. Hit-maker, Labrinth didn't have a surprise Emile Sande up his sleeve, but his gift to the crowd was still bountiful, a swooning Beneath Your Beautiful, ripping into Earthquake for one final jump around before bedtime.
Putting on a hot pop show that certainly beat the panto, tickets for next year's first Clyde 1 Live show are on sale now, for some last minute splurging on the pop princes and princesses in your life.