At a recent Coldplay concert in London, Simon Pegg (you know him from Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and Run Fatboy Run) showed up and performed “Jingle Bells” with the boys. You can check out the video of that performance here. I didn’t know Pegg was such a talent on the harmonica, and to quote their email: “Silly Christmas headgear ahoy!”
Also, Coldplay’s got a free Christmas download of Viva La Vida (Thin White Duke Mix), which is available until Jan 5th. If you like techno it’s quite good, but it’s a free track anyway so why not check it out?