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My Christmas Present to the Blogosphere

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I won’t say it’s the best holiday mix ever, but it’s pretty damn good. I must tell you that the last seven songs are probably the best, but I only say that because I like nontraditional holiday songs. Not that any of this mix is particularly traditional (Lynard Skynard’s “Greensleeves,” anyone?) , but the last seven are where the mistletoe really hits the fan. Or something. So, enjoy! And Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Etc.!

A Holiday Mix

Christmas Time (Is Here Again) – The Beatles
Spotlight on Christmas – Rufus Wainwright
Six Tons of Toys – Dave Dudley
Children Go Where I Send Thee – Natalie Merchant
Christmas Tree’s on Fire – Holly Golightly
Gold Front Tooth – Dick Smith
Hip Santa – Jimmy McGriff
Put the Loot in the Boot Santa – Mae West
Oh Holy Night – Avril Lavigne and Chantal Kreviazuk
Winter Wonderland – Goldfrapp
God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman – Jethro Tull
Carol of the Bells – TransSiberian Orchestra
Greensleeves – Lynard Skynard
So This is Christmas – John Lennon
Christmas Fire – The Deer Tracks
Father Christmas – The Kinks
Chanukah’s Da Bomb – Chutzpah
Christmas is for Losers – Mike Nicolai
Merry Christmas from the Family – Robert Earle Keen
Fairytale of New York – Stars
A Christmas Duel – The Hives & Cyndi Lauper*
If We Make It Through December
– Merle Haggard
Auld Lang Syne – Martin Sexton*

[* New arrivals on the holiday music scene. Dare I say the Hives/Lauper song, released just this month, may contend with ‘Fairytale of New York’ for greatest feuding-couple holiday duet? And this version of Auld Lang Syne is just heartbreaking, in the best way possible.]


Written by Elizabeth

December 24, 2008 at 6:20 pm

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  1. What, no Christmas in Hollis? BOO!


    Merry Xmas, ENB.


    December 24, 2008 at 6:48 pm

  2. The Avril Lavigne song was a gutsy pick, Stars are always awesome, and the Hives/Cindy Lauper duet is pretty great. But I feel like this mix needs a dash of the Killers’ “Don’t Shoot Me Santa Claus.” They’re the living embodiment of questionable bands releasing damn good Christmas music.


    December 29, 2008 at 3:00 pm

  3. It’s “Lynyrd Skynyrd,” unless there’s some strange rip-off band running around these days.

    Also, I recommend “I Want a Beatle for Christmas” by Patti Surbey and the Canadian VIPs

    Finally, if you like haunting Martin Sexton songs, check out his version of Stephen Foster’s “Comrades Fill No Glass for Me.” And, no, it’s not in the voice of an overserved Communist.

    Shane MacGowan's Teeth

    January 5, 2009 at 5:01 pm

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