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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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