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Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2001 11:40 am
by Mixmaster Shecky
Hey, here's a fun li'l Xmas mix of my fave holiday tunes. For some reason, it always feels right to listen to lots of lounge/cocktail & novelty stuff during the Yuletide season: any others I'm missing?

(I Saw My Baby Wearin) Santa's Beard-They Might Be Giants
Nuttin' For Christmas-Spike Jones
Frosty The Snowman - Man Or Astroman?
X-Mas-Surfer-Beach Boys
Space Xmas-Shonen Knife
Gunned Down By Santa-Teenage Crime Wave
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch-TV version
Twelve Days Of Christmas-Bob & Doug McKenzie
Shake Hands With Santa Claus-Louis Prima & Keely Smith
I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas-Yogi Yorgesson
Misfits -Rudolph & Hermie
Little Drummer Boy - The Dandy Warhols
Charlie Brown Christmas Theme-Vince Guaraldi Trio
Christmas Time Is Here-Combustible Edison
White Christmas-Bing Crosby
Carol of the Bells-The Mermen
Christmasland-Tony Bennett The Christmas Album
Making Christmas-Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2001 12:30 pm
by Jake
Little Saint Nick - Beach Boys
Fairytale of New York - Pogues with Kirsty MacColl

Two of my all-time favorite songs, not just Xmas songs...

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2001 12:31 pm
by Jake
Oh yeah. And "Santa Claus" by the Sonics (or Twister, your choice).

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2001 1:40 pm
by D. Phillips
Good God, what about "What is Christmas?" by the Sleestacks, that depressing and genius "Christmas 'Round my TV" by the Port Wine Lads, "Santa Must Die" by KIng Tammy or the Sinatra's "Silent Night?" The Leppotone Christmas Album is my favorite.

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2001 2:35 pm
by Ad
What about "There Ain't No Sanity Clause" (how clever) by the Damned. It was recorded in 1980--when they were still good and punk. And let's not forget "Zat You, Santa Clause?" by the king of schmaltz, Buster Poindexter!

Also, Mark Mothersbaugh released a great X-Mas cd last year on Rhino--Joyeux Mutato. Has anyone heard it? Really interesting and (very enjoyable) stuff.

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2001 3:10 pm
by D. Phillips
I forgot about "Zat You, Santa Clause?" The memory of David Jo mugging in that tux and Santa hat is making me a little dizzy. It's a long walk from Jet Boy.

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2001 8:52 pm
by Mixmaster Shecky
Yeah, I totally forgot about 'Zat You'! Also 'Fairytale Of New York' - excellent song.

Also, Joan Jett's cover of 'Little Drummer Boy', as well as David Bowie/Bing Crosby's stupendous cover of the same song! Man, I love Xmas!

Ooh, also The Pretenders '2000 Miles'!

But where's MY Lepatone Christmas cd? <IMG SRC="/bb/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif">

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2001 8:43 am
by Proptronics
How about the Low Christmas album, strikingly beautiful. Even as a huge Dandy Warhols fan, their version of the Little Drummer Boy blows it out of the water. It gives me chills during every listen.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2001 12:09 pm
by plapenna
You've got to include Elvis' <i>Santa Claus is Back in Town</i>. No sleigh with reindeer, no sack upon his back, Elvis' Santa is coming in a big black caddilac!

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:20 am
by Mixmaster Shecky
One last note: The best all-around Xmas cd is now officially Dean Martin's 'Making Spirits Bright', complete with an alternate version of 'Let It Snow!'. It's kooky, upbeat fun with Deano at his laid-back best. Lissen to it!

If this disc doesn't fill you with cheer, you're the fucking Grinch...