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1) The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Dave Koz / Johnny Mathis

2) If Every Day Would Be Christmas – Johnny Desmond

3) Christmas Really Rocks – Rhodes Tavern Troubadours

4) Darling (Christmas Is Coming) – Over the Rhine

5) NutRocker – Rocket Travis Infinity Caravan

6) Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies – Soulful Strings

7) Rockabilly Christmas – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

8) Rockabilly Rudolph – Brian Setzer & his Orchestra

9) What I Really Want For Christmas – Brian Wilson

10) Merry Christmas Everybody – Cheap Trick

11) We Gave Santa Claus Lice – Moron Brothers

12) Present Face – Garfunkel & Oates

13) Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight) – The Ramones

14) Drunk On Christmas – Jimmy Fallon / John Rich

15) Christmas In Jail – The Bobs

16) Christmas in the Jailhouse – Ox

17) Santa’s Gonna Kick Your Ass – Arrogant Worms

18) Daddy Won’t Be Home For Christmas – Two & a Half

19) I’m Dressing Up Like Santa Claus – Bob Rivers

20) Father Christmas – Man Overboard

21) Merry Christmas Everyone – Rend Collective

22) Go Tell It On The Mountain – Cavalrymen Quartet

23) All I Want For Christmas Is You – Rhema Marvanne

24) Deck The Halls – Doris Day

25) Joy To the World – John Fahey

26) Mele Kalikimaka – Jake Owen

27) On A Good Old Sleigh Ride – Peerless Quartet

28) Peace For Christmas Time This Year – Rebecca Spencer

29) Christmas C’mon – Lindsey Sterling / Becky G

30) Little St. Nick - 98°

31) Sleigh Ride – Herb Heller Quartet

©2017 While-U-Were-Out Productions

 

  1. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Grand Floridian Society Orchestra
  2. Chistmas In Your Heart - Luis Russell & his Orchstra
  3. The Christmas Spirit - Alcoa Singers
  4. This Christmas - Billy Paul Williams / Charlotte McKinnon
  5. Greensleeves - Columbia Musical Treasures Orchestra
  6. And To All Goodnight - 5 Chinese Bothers
  7. Shake Up Christmas - Tony Hadley
  8. Good King Wenceslas - Shardad Rohini
  9. Merry Christmas Polka - Jimmy Sturr
  10. You Make It Feel Like Christmas - Gwen Stefani / Blake Shelton
  11. Dancong Snowflakes - Elliott Lawrence
  12. My Favorite Things - We Five
  13. Jingle Bells - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  14. Let It Snow - Straight No Chaser
  15. Winter Wonderland - Vic & Nick
  16. Frosty the Snowman - Bowling for Soup
  17. It Happened In Sun Valley - Stan Marsh (Trey Parker / Wendy Testerberger (Mary Kay Bergman)
  18. Snow - Bing Crosby / Danny Kaye / Peggy Lee / Trudy Stevens
  19. Holly & the Ivy - George Winston
  20. Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Seth McFarlane / Sara Barelles
  21. Watch Out Snoop - Snoop Dogg / Karrupt / Daz Dillenger / Nate Dogg
  22. Christmas Don’t Be Late - She & Him
  23. Es Navidad - Miguel Ramos
  24. The Secret Of Christmas - Mina
  25. Christmas Festival - Tactical Air Command Band
  26. It’s Christmas Time - Louvin Brothers
  27. It’s Christmas - Bob Morrison
  28. Christmas Time is Here - Lenny Dee / Anita Kerr Singers
  29. Christmastime Is Here - Walls Group
  30. Give Love At Christmas - Fantasia
  31. Sleigh Ride - The Wurzels

 

 

We at YLFH would like to wish everyone out there a happy and healthy Holiday Season and a happy 2017. Our 4hr finale specatular is being presented without interruption (....ok just one little break). Hope you enjoyed the 2016 edition of The Yule Log From Hell! We will be back in 2017!!!!!

 

 

  1. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year/Christmas Waltz – Sandi Patty
  2. Silent Night – Chewbacca
  3. Christmas Time – Aimee Mann/Michael Penn
  4. It’s Christmas Time – George Shearing
  5. O Come All Ye Faithful – Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
  6. Santa Claus Came in the Spring – Sackville All Stars
  7. Carols Those Kids Love to Sing – The Statler Brothers
  8. What Christmas Means to Me – The Shirleys
  9. Christmas at the Opry – Archie Campbell
  10. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Brian Slawson
  11. Glad Tidings of Great Joy – Rick Webb Family
  12. Drummer Boy – Singing Echoes
  13. Saving Christmas – Building 429
  14. Angels We Have Heard On High – Kenny Rankin/Laurence Juber
  15. Miz Fogarty’s Christmas Cake – John Tomsen
  16. One Little Tree – Longines Symphonette Society
  17. Calypso Noel – US Navy Band
  18. Do They Know It’s Christmas (12” version) – Band Aid
  19. Nothing for Christmas Polka – Alan Valish and his Orchestra
  20. I’ll Be Missing You (under the mistletoe) – Bonnie Guitar
  21. Carol of the Bells – Mr. Jack Daniels’ Original Silver Cornet Band
  22. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Beegie Adair Trio
  23. You Lose, Mr. Scrooge – X-mas Balls
  24. Christmas On the Prarie/Cowboy Carol – Michael Landon/Robert Wagner Chorale & Orchestra
  25. 12 Days of Christmas – Moog Machine
  26. Jolly Old St. Nicholas – New American Guitar Ensemble
  27. Christmas Feeling – Merrymen
  28. Joy to the World – Chet Baker
  29. Christmas Presents – Soloman Burke
  30. Last Embers of Christmas – Frank Leahy
  31. Selections from “The Nutcracker” – The Carpenters
  32. That’s What I Want For Christmas – Nancy Wilson
  33. On Christmas Morning – Benni Sings/Clara Hill
  34. Christmas – Bi-2
  35. 8 Days of Hanukkah – Childrens Chorus
  36. Oh Hanukkah – Jack Brokensha Quartet
  37. I’m Spending Hanukkah in Santa Monica – Tom Lehrer
  38. Burn – The Maccabeats
  39. All I Want for Hanukkah is Marilyn Monroe – Lou Menchel and his Mambonicks
  40. Dreidle – Don McLean
  41. Hanukkah oh Hanukkah – Barnaked Ladies
  42. Hanukkah Hey Ya – Smooth-E
  43. The First Snowfall – Bing Crosby
  44. (Fa La La La) It’s Christmas Time – Care Bears
  45. Sing We All At Christmas Time – Chicago Swedish Glee Club
  46. You a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Coral Egan
  47. Ding Dong Merrily on High – Julie Andrews
  48. Christmas in the Big House – They Might Be Giants
  49. All I Want For Christmas – Timbuk3
  50. A Joyous Time of Year – Marty Feldman
  51. The First Noel – The Fab Four
  52. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  53. All I Want for Christmas is a Beatle – Dora Bryan
  54. Wonderful Christmas Time – Abbey Road Xmas Ensemble
  55. Chistmas Time is Here – Jack Lezzro/Beegie Adair
  56. Merry Xmas! Jesus Holy, Born So Lowly – Yerzmyey
  57. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Ray Charles/Betty Carter
  58. Merry Christmas from Scotland – Laurie Cameron
  59. Ke Aloha Lalikemaka (the Spirit of Christmas) – Kealii Reichel
  60. Lou Christmas – Mojochronic
  61. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers – Spotnicks
  62. Christmas Alphabet Medley – Spike Jones
  63. All I Want for Christmas – Vic & Nick
  64. Mambo Santa Mambo – The Bobs
  65. Snow-Ride – Eugene Ettore/Louis Scalera
  66. Six Tons of Toys – Dave Dudley
  67. Let Us Sing Auld Land Syne – Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
  68. Elvis Won’t Be Here For Christmas – Linda Hughes
  69. A Ride on Santa’s Sleigh – Peter Wood Singers
  70. Still In The Mood For Christmas – Fancy
  71. Christmas Bop – T.Rex
  72. The Bell That Wouldn’t Jingle – Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass
  73. Christmas Spirit Catcher – Sufjan Stevens
  74. Christmas is Kissing – Vic Varney/Strange Attractors
  75. Swinging Sleigh Bells – Marv Meredith and his Orchestra
  76. If It Doesn’t Snow on Christmas – John McDonough
  77. Santa’s Little Helpers – Rotary Connection
  78. We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Brady Bunch
  79. A Christmas Poem – Jack Webb
  80. Sleigh Ride – Andrew Heller

© 2016 While-U-Were-Out Productions

This episode is dedicated to all of those we lost during the past year. May they all rest in peace. This episode is presented without any interruption and we have dispensed with the usual format. Please enjoy this musical tribute to those departed.

  1. The Christmas Song – Natalie Cole (w/Nat King Cole) 1950-2015
  2. Funky Christmas – The Whispers – Nicholas Caldwell 1944-2016
  3. Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles – Glenn Frey 1948-2016
  4. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Paul Kantner 1941-2016
  5. Happy Seasons – Earth Wind & Fire – Maurice White 1941-2016
  6. Santa As Seen on TV – Christmas Jug Band – Dan Hicks 1941-2016
  7. Christmas Time Is Here Again – The Beatles – Sir George Martin 1926-2016
  8. Captain Starship Christmas – Keith Emerson 1944-2016
  9. Some Children See Him – Frank Sinatra Jr. 1944-2016
  10. Christmas is Here – Daryl Coley 1955-2016
  11. Turkey Lurkey Time – Promises, Promises 1968 Broadway Cast – Ken Howard 1944-2016
  12. Guideposts for Christmas – Patty Duke 1946-2016
  13. Grandma’s Homemade Christmas Card – Merle Haggard 1937-2016
  14. Every Day Is Like A Holiday – Leon Haywood 1942-2016
  15. Snowflakes are Dancing – Isao Tomita 1932-2016
  16. Happy Holidays – Ohio Players – Marshall “Rock” Jones 1941-2016
  17. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ – Mack Rice 1933-2016
  18. Santa Claus Is Back In Town – Elvis Presley – Scotty Moore 1931-2016
  19. Early On One Christmas Morn – Bruce Cockburn / Rob Wasserman 1952-2016
  20. My Christmas Card to You – Marni Nixon 1930-2016
  21. Christmas You Go So Fast – Matthew Bogart – Vinyl (TV show) 2016
  22. Jingle Bell Rock – Pete Fountain 1930-2016
  23. Jingle Bells – Toots Thielemans 1922-2016
  24. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer – Don Patterson – Rudy Van Gelder (engineer) 1924-2016
  25. Not So Merry Christmas – Bobby Vee 1943-2016
  26. Back Door Santa – The Black Crowes – Eddie Harsch 1957-2016
  27. Hallelujah – Vocal Majority – Leonard Cohen 1934-2016
  28. Slipping Into Christmas – Leon Russell 1942-2016
  29. 8 Days of Hanukah – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 1956-2016
  30. My Favorite Things – Florence Henderson 1934-2016
  31. Bailout Santa – Alan Thicke 1947-2016
  32. I Believe In Father Christmas (Eurodance version) – Greg Lake 1947-2016
  33. Another Lonely Christmas – Prince 1958-2016
  34. Pure Imagination – Gene Wilder 1933-2016
  35. Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth – Bing Crosby / David Bowie 1947-2016

© 2016 While-U-Were-Out Productions

2016 has been a year of firsts including the first African-American Santa! This episode is dedicated to the man himself. The one and only Santa Claus!!!!!!

  1. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Lynne Fiddmont
  2. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – 5 For The Gospel
  3. Ol’ Saint Nicholas – Doris Day
  4. Santa Copped a ‘Tude – The Stools
  5. Santa – Lenny Dee w/The Anita Kerr Singers
  6. Santa, No Chimney - The Osmond Brothers
  7. Santa’s Saint – Red Holton
  8. Dear Santa (bring me a man this Christmas) – The Weather Girls
  9. Shake Santa Shake – Zendaya
  10. I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus – Amy Winehouse
  11. Santa’s Got An Airplane – The Beach Boys
  12. Little Saint Nick – The Hollyridge Strings
  13. The Man With All The Toys – Brian Wilson
  14. Santa Baby – Mimi Hines w/Ray Martin and his Orchestra
  15. Minnie and Santa – Cyndi Lauper
  16. Red Cheeks and White Whiskers – Blue Baron and his Orchestra
  17. Santa’s Polka – Brave Combo
  18. Will Santa Come To Shanty Town – Eddy Arnold
  19. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas – Will Kennedy’s Stereo Orchestra
  20. Be A Santa – Mitch Miller and the Gang
  21. Christmas Dragnet (Yulenet) – Stan Freberg/Daws Butler
  22. I Don’t Believe In Santa – Neil Innes
  23. Because I’m Santa – The Dollyrots
  24. Captain Santa (and his Reindeer Space Patrol) – Bobby Helms
  25. Santa and the Doodle-li-boop – Sam Ulano
  26. Xmas Crus – Home Grown
  27. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – The Platter
  28. The Man With The Bag – She & Him
  29. Santa Bring Me Baby Back To Me – The Smithereens
  30. Must Be Santa – Leann Rhimes
  31. Sleigh Ride – Doc Severensen & his Orchestra

© 2016 While-U-Were-Out Productions

Compiled by C&A Droz/C. Sibley

Edited and Produced by K. Droz

  1. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Michael W. Smith
  2. Good “Swing” Wenceslas – The Count Basie Orchestra
  3. Yabba-Dabba Yuletide – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  4. Baby It’s Cold Outside (Hoth Version) – Kirby Crackle featuring the Doubleclicks
  5. Mele Kalikimaka – Seth McFarlane
  6. Please Come Home for Christmas – Darius Rucker
  7. I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek – The GoGos(UK)
  8. Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel – The Piano Guys
  9. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – McFly
  10. Let it Be Christmas – Alan Jackson
  11. Christmas Wrapping – Kylie Minogue/Iggy Pop
  12. Jingle Bell Rock – Restless Heart
  13. Merry Christmas Baby – Rod Stewart/Cee Lo Green
  14. Hot Chocolate – Recess Monkey
  15. Happy Xmas (war is over) – Christina Perri
  16. The Four Seasons: Winter 1st Movement – Venice Baroque Orchestra
  17. An Old Fashion Christmas – The Carpenters
  18. Christmas Time Is Here – Brooke White
  19. The Christmas Waltz (alt version) – Frank Sinatra
  20. Deck The Halls – Mitch Miller & the Gang
  21. Ding Dong Merrily on High – Jackie Evancho
  22. Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas (Welcome to Our World/River Bottom Nightmare Band) – The Hellblinki Sextet
  23. I Missed You Christmas – train
  24. River – Bassix
  25. Merry Christmas – Chick Corea / Gale Moran
  26. Ring Dem Bells – Lionel Hampton
  27. Claus – Anna Wilson
  28. Midnight Sleighride – Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra
  29. Barefoot Santa – Sonny James
  30. Let Me Sleep (it’s Christmas Time) – Scala & Kolacny Brothers
  31. Sleigh Ride – Oliver Poole

©2016 While-U-Were-Out Productions

note - The Yule Log From Hell holds no political affiliation. It's all in good fun and in the holiday spirit.

  1. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Dionne Warwick
  2. I Folking Love Christmas – Isaac and the Bee Keepers
  3. Everywhere It’s Christmas – Bucko & Champs
  4. Christmas Is With Us Again – Des O’Connor
  5. Siberian Sleigh Ride – Raymond Scott Quintet
  6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Manfred Mann
  7. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing – Westfield Chorus & Orchestra
  8. Rockin’ Santa Claus – The Martells
  9. I Love The Winter Weather – Tony Bennett
  10. Christmas Is Here – JJ Heller
  11. How Lovely is Christmas – Bing Crosby
  12. Home For The Holidays – Joey Defrancesco
  13. A Hymn For The Nativity – Stephen Layton/Polyphony
  14. The 12 Days of Christmas – John McCarthy Chorale
  15. The Hat I Got For Christmas (is too beeeg) – Mel Blanc
  16. Christmas Time is Here – Lauren Daingle
  17. Jingle Bell Polka – The Modernaires
  18. Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday – Sweet Inspirations
  19. Kidnap the Sandy Claws (demo) – Danny Elfman
  20. Santa Claws is Coming to Town – Alice Cooper/Vinnie Appice/Billy Sheehan
  21. Sausage and Sauerkraut for Santa – Pala Brothers Orchestra
  22. Old Time Christmas Stories – Walter Brennan
  23. Deck The Halls – The Everly Brothers
  24. Christmas Dreaming – Frank Sinatra
  25. A Five Pound Box of Money – Pearl Bailey
  26. As With Gladness Men of Old – Christmas in England
  27. Winter Wonderland (alt take) – Dean Martin
  28. Feliz Navidad – Hagood Hardy
  29. Oh Tannenbaun – Der Belefelder Kinder Chor
  30. At The Christmas Ball – Turk Murphy
  31. Jul del Cool – McEiner

© 2016 While-U-Were-Out Productions

With all the craziness going in the past year let's get back on track! Time to get our YULE on! #LetsMakeAmericaYuleAgain

 

  1. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Kylie Minogue
  2. The Very Best Time of the Year – Michael Crawford
  3. White Christmas – Jimmy McGriff
  4. If We Make it Through December – Joey & Rory
  5. The Christmas Tree – The Four Aces
  6. Merry Christmas Baby – Frankie Valli/Jeff Beck
  7. Hallelujah (Light Has Come) – BarlowGirl
  8. Swing Them Jingle Bells – Fats Waller
  9. Merry Christmas Waltz – Gordon McRae
  10. To Christmas – Straight No Chaser
  11. What I Didn’t Get For Christmas – Jimmy Buffett
  12. You Ain’t Getting Diddly Squat for Christmas – Heyward Banks
  13. I’m Getting Sued By Santa Christmas – Bill Engvall
  14. I’m Getting Nuttin’ for Christmas – Bobby Stewart
  15. Nothing But Tears (Under My Christmas Tree) – Thee Fine Lines
  16. Papa Ain’t No Santa Claus (Mama Ain’t No Christmas Tree) – Butterbeans & Susie
  17. No Christmas for Me – Zee Avi
  18. How To Make Gravy – Paul Kelly
  19. Trapped Under Your Christmas Tree – New Idea Society
  20. I Was Thinking About Cleaning Up For Christmas – Aimee Mann
  21. I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Home Free
  22. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies – We Three Sings
  23. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Take 6
  24. We Three Kings/The Holly & the Ivy/La Peregrinacion – Swingle Singers
  25. Away In A Manger – Nat “King” Cole
  26. Riu Riu Chiu – Harry Christopher’s The Sixteen
  27. My Grown Up Christmas List – Manhattan Transfer
  28. Carol of the Bells – The Blenders
  29. Hold Out For Christmas – Rockapella
  30. All I Want For Christmas is You – NOTA
  31. Sleigh Ride – Pentatonix

© 2016 While-U-Were-Out Productions

iYule Part 2

 

1) Station ID – Wilson Wilbury (Jeff Lynne): From the DJ only 2LP set “Winter Warnerland”
2) Merry Christmas, You Suckers – Paddy Roberts: The first time I heard this song was on the Dr Demento Show. It took me 10 years to track down a good copy of this.
3) Greensleeves – Vince Guaraldi Trio: This is an alternate take from the most recent remastered CD “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
4) Jing Jingaling – Honey &the Bees: This Philly girl group had a couple of minor hits in the 70’s.
5) Winter Wonderland – Christmas Accordians: Why it took me so long to include any accordion music on the YLFH is beyond me.
6) Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Margaret Whittig/Johnny Mercer: This version, while one of the most recognizable, always gets credited to Bing Crosby & Doris Day.
7) So Here It Is, Merry Christmas – Slade: This band made more money penning songs for other groups than themselves (having written “Cum On Feel The Noize” for Quiet Riot in the 80’s)
8) Tiajuana Christmas – George Garabedian: These records were sold exclusively at Phillips66 gas stations in the 60’s and 70’s.
9) Christmas Trumpets – Ray Anthony: Having made his mark on the big band scene in the 40’s & 50’s it’s amazing to note that he is still making music today (at the age of 86).
10) Marche (from the Nutcracker Suite) – 101 Strings: This is probably one of the first Christmas albums I ever owned.
11) Jingle Bombs – Achmed the Dead Terrorist (Jeff Dunham): This ventriloquist extraordinaire has a new Christmas DVD out. It is damn funny!
12) I Believe in Father Christmas – Honeymoon Suite: As if 3 versions from Greg Lake weren’t enough.
13) On Christmas Night – Handbell Ringers of Great Britain: Thanks to the folks over at falalalala.com for this little gem.
14) Christmas Everyday – Smokey Robinson &the Miracles: So much Motown…so little time.
15) Mistletoe and Holly – Gunter Kallman Choir: I’m not sure where I stumbled on this one. I just like it.
16) Chrismastime Is Here Again – My Morning Jacket: Not a large spark of originality here.
17) Skating – David Benoit: The Vince Guaraldi classics never go out of style. From his 1996 CD “Remembering Christmas”
18) Holiday Spirit – The DB’s: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!
19) Space-age Santa Claus – Hal Bradley Orchestra w/Patty Marie Jay: During the 60’s when we were all obsessed with space travel…even Santa got in the act.
20) Hang Up Your Stocking – The Chipmunks w/David Seville: Only the original will chipmunks will do, thank you very much!
21) What Are You Doing, New Year’s Eve? – Diana Krall: I will be in Arizona…thanks for asking. From Mrs. Elvis Costello
22) Chanukah is a State of Mind – The Mommyheads: A Jewish take on The Christmas Song…I think.
23) I Saw Three Ships – Chris Squire’s Swiss Chior: Yes’ bass player didn’t want to be outdone by his band mates.
24) Meli Kimikemaka – Poi Dog Pondering: Sort of a Cajun/Hawaiian version.
25) Silver Bells – The Four Aces: I discovered this little gem at a real cool record shop outside of Chicago.
26) Children Go Where I Send Them – Natalie Merchant: There are just some voices you can recognize immediately.
27) Joy To the World – Sy Mann: Sy traded in his Wurlitzer organ for a Moog Synthesizer.

In 2008 the iPod was gaining ground. I made this in more of a podcast format but still kept it short enough to fit on a CD. There is a version of this where I started doing intros but I figured I'd just keep the music only version for now. Enjoy The Yule Log From Hell 2008 "iYule part 1"

 

  1. Clark Loses It – Clark W. Griswald (Chevy Chase): I listen to this and all I could think of is my good old fashioned family Christmas.
  2. Christmas Vacation – Mavis Staples: This movie has joined the ranks of the all-time great holiday movies.
  3. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – BarlowGirl: I met these fine young ladies up at a Christian-Rock festival I was working over this summer (now ask yourself what the hell was I doing at a “Christian-rock” festival).
  4. Silent Night – Frank Sinatra/Frank Sinatra Jr. I’m assuming this is one of the last things that ol’ Blue Eyes recorded (you can hear the frailty in his voice).
  5. Christmas Wrapping – Spice Girls: Did anyone see them on tour this year???? Didn’t think so.
  6. Frosty the Snowman – The Ventures: Surf guitar music never goes out of style!
  7. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – 1910 Fruitgum Co.: For those who remember the tune “chewy, chewy, chewy”…these bubblegum groups are trying to make a comeback.
  8. Santa Hates Me – Adam Sandler: Recorded in 1993 on Saturday Night Live
  9. Christmas is My Time of Year – The Monkees: This 1976 single has 3 out of 4 (Mike Nesmith had long left the group by then).
  10. Hey, Santa Claus – The Moonglows: This 1950s classic has been used in countless holiday movies.
  11. This is Christmas – Alfred Burt: Some of the most recognizable holiday songs were written by Alfred Burt. Unfortunately he never got to reap the benefits (died at the age of 33).
  12. I Am Santa – American Beat Records: Redneck Christmas takes a poke at Santa at the local Home Depot.
  13. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Andre Kostotanetz: Everyone’s dad must have had every Christmas album this guy ever made (I know my dad did!).
  14. Moonlight Sleighride – Anita Baker: It takes her about 10 years to crank a CD out. Enjoy!
  15. Christmastime is Here – Annie Haslam: Rennisance lead singer takes a swipe at a Vince Guaraldi classic.
  16. The Best Gift – Barbara Streisand: I can only assume this song is reference to her son, Jason Gould. From her first Christmas album
  17. Sleigh Ride – Barenaked Ladies: A quick little tune from the kooks out of the Great White North
  18. Christmas Medley – Bela Fleck &the Flecktones: A quirky little mix of Christmas tunes.
  19. PSA announcement – Bee Gees: recorded in the 70s for use on radio stations
  20. Holiday – Bee Gees: It’s amazing how many groups were influenced by these guys. This was a top 20 hit in the USA in 1967…go figure.
  21. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Bing Crosby: This version comes from the very hard to find “White Christmas” soundtrack LP.
  22. Jesus’ Birthday – Bobby Rivers’ Twisted Christmas: This can be considered blasphemous on so many levels…like I care!
  23. Away in a Manger – Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick): If you have not read her book yet I suggest you wait for the Books on CD version. There has got to be some real juicy stuff in there.
  24. Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit – The Christmas Jug Band w/Dan Hicks: This one goes right up there with Emmet Otter…think about it.
  25. Blue Christmas – Brenda Lee: This woman’s voice can melt your heart like butter.
  26. Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas – Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan): Before donning the captain’s suit, Bob made his mark in TV as Clarabell on the Howdy Doody show. He will be missed.
  27. O Holy Night/Home for the Holidays – The Carpenters: You didn’t think I could get through this without a tune from Karen, did you?…This is the complete version (dunno why they cut the first part out all of the time).

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