There's long been a tradition on British television of Christmas specials. Old characters come back, stories get bigger and more melodramatic, and the whole thing feels just a tiny bit self-indulgent. This is our Christmas special, so, well, you know what to expect. Things we talk about this week, in no particular order: The CityMetric Christmas playlist – that is, which Christmas songs are actually about cities/maps/geography/something; How Jonn started the year by wandering around London with a map and a film crew, pretending to be lost, because of this story about station names; How he ended it riding up front in a train (sorry, Jim); The CityMetric Christmas quiz, which Stephanie wrote specially to flummox him (you can see the questions on our website); How we'd like to hear more from those of you who listen to this thing who aren't in London, New York or another of the cities we bang on about all the time. If you're the person who's listening to this in Tirana or Tehran, please do write in. Lastly, we are giving serious thought to doing a live episode at some point next spring, probably somewhere in London that serves drinks. If you’d be up for that, have suggestions about topics or guests, or would even like to offer us a venue, you can write in about that, too. Skylines is the podcast from CityMetric, the New Statesman cities site. It's presented by Jonn Elledge and Stephanie Boland.