SORRY to mention Christmas at the height of summer, but Welsh vocal ensemble Only Men Aloud have announced their We Need A Little Christmas UK Tour.

The 2008 victors in the Beeb’s Last Choir Standing contest, who then sang at London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, will kick off their 11-day winter travels at Harrogate Royal Hall on December 1, followed by Bridlington Spa the next night.

The Classical Brit award winners will showcase their eight-piece harmonies in a programme of Christmas classics and songs from the musicals. On the snowy set list will be White Christmas, O Holy Night, Puttin’ On The Ritz from Top Hat and Razzle Dazzle from Chicago, as sung by Wyn Davies, David Fortey, Ben Smith, David Mahoney, Craig Yates, Niall Allen, Stephen Hamnett and Huw Euron.

Tickets for their 7.30pm Harrogate show are on sale on 01423 502116 or at; Bridlighton, or