Welcome to my annual very short list of seasonal music that I can actually listen to more than once (as opposed to the all-purpose holiday crap playing most places). I’ll leave it to you to find any semi-psychological patterns in the collection.
Christmas Is Starting Now – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Mary’s Boy Child – The Idea of North
Twinkling Lights – Office Romance
Run Run Rudolph – Dwight Yoakam
Mambo, Santa, Mambo – The Bobs
2600 – Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Ben Folds & Sara Bareilles
Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix
Rasta Reindeer (Little Saint Nick) – The Bobs
Christmas In the Sand – Colbie Caillat
May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas – Irma Thomas & Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Merry Christmas, Baby – Rod Stewart, Cee Lo Green, Trombone Shorty
Deck the Halls – Twisted Sister
Hey Santa! – Carnie and Wendy Wilson
If You See Rudolph – Gretchen Wilson
Mele Kalikimaka – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
All I Want For Christmas – The Bobs
Christmas Medley – The Idea of North
Walking In a Winter Wonderland – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Santa Baby – Pink Martini
Atheists Don’t Have No Songs – Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
As the title says, this year’s holiday playlist, currently in heavy rotation on the iDevices, is a little stranger than usual. Although it has a little taste of tradition towards the end, the list is still completely Glee-free. And just because I’m in that kind of mood, a couple of bonus tracksÂ tangentiallyÂ related to the season.
A little later than in past years, here’s the holiday-type music now in heavy rotation on all the iDevices. A little more traditional, maybe just slightly mellower, than inpastyears but still with enough oddities to keep things interesting. And, as always, totally and completely Glee-free.
Here are the holiday tunes in heavy rotation on my iDevices (my holiday mix tape, for those old enough to remember that concept). Not much traditional stuff this year, but at least it’s totally, 100% Glee-free.
O Tannenbaum – Naturally 7
All I Want for Christmas Is You – The 88
My Christmas Card to You – The Partridge Family
Oklahoma Christmas – Bruce Robison
Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra