Whilst we're on some annual festive countdowns, there is one notable absentee this year. For the last few years I had been following the listeners' all-time top 2000 on Flemish-speaking Belgium's Radio Donna. Last year it wasn't a top 2000 but a top 5000, but what I didn't realise at the time was that it would be the last one, as the radio station was going off the air.
Donna has since been replaced by a radio station called MNM, and here's the good news - there's still a chart, it's now a top 1000 instead of top 2000 but the important thing is that it's still there. If you go to www.mnm.be and scroll down the right hand side you'll reach the MNM 1000 playlist - click on this and you'll find this year's chart.
Some traditions are well worth keeping alive!