The Strange Holiday Mix for 2009

Presenting this year’s collection of holiday music now in heavy rotation on my Shuffle. Seems to be more traditional stuff than in the past. Maybe I’m mellowing or maybe I just haven’t found as many off-the-wall items recently.

  1. Christmas Is Interesting – Jonathan CoultonCharlie Brown Christmas Tree
  2. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Carly Simon
  3. Hey Santa! – Straight No Chaser
  4. A Cold, Cold Christmas – Stephen Colbert
  5. Christmas In America – Melissa Etheridge
  6. Slower Than Christmas – The Boxmasters
  7. Who Spiked The Eggnog? – Straight No Chaser
  8. Trains and Winter Rains – Enya
  9. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Brian Setzer
  10. Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes
  11. Joy To The World – Symphony Brass of Chicago
  12. Come Darkness, Come Light – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  13. Please Be Patient – Feist
  14. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Josh Groban
  15. The Christmas Can-Can – Straight No Chaser
  16. Funky New Year – The Eagles
  17. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Brian McKnight
  18. Podsafe Christmas Song – Jonathan Coulton
  19. My Dreams of Christmas – Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters
  20. I Can’t Wait for Christmas – Mindi Abair
  21. O Come O Come Emmanuel – Carter’s Chord
  22. The Nutcracker Suite – Les Brown & His Band Of Renown

I think everything can be had at iTunes and/or Amazon. If you really want them.

The picture? Found it at The Jewish Journal. :-)


The Strange Holiday Mix, 2008 Edition

Here’s the holiday music now in heavy rotation on my iPod. Not as cynical a list compared to years past but it’s still early in the season.

  1. Another Christmas Song – Stephen Colbert
  2. Winter Wonderland – Tony Bennett
  3. Gettin’ In The Mood (For Christmas) – Brian Setzer
  4. The Man In The Santa Suit – Fountains Of Wayne
  5. Run Run Rudolph – Los Lonely Boys
  6. Come Darkness, Come Light – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  7. What A Night! – Harry Connick, Jr.
  8. Marshmallow World – Raul Malo
  9. It Won’t Feel Like Christmas – Spyro Gyra
  10. Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town – Bruce Springsteen
  11. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow РMichael Bubl̩
  12. Carol Of The Bells – Los Lonely Boys
  13. On Christmas Day – Brian Wilson
  14. Silver Bells – Tony Bennett
  15. Mr. Heat Miser – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  16. O Holy Night – Studio 60 Christmas Show
  17. Please Come Home For Christmas – The Eagles
  18. Not So Merry Christmas – Raul Malo
  19. Can I Interest You In Hannukah? – Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart
  20. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Harry Connick, Jr.
  21. I Wish You A Merry Christmas – Bing Crosby
  22. J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio – Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
  23. Auld Lang Syne – The Beach Boys

You can find it all (except for the piece from Studio 60) at iTunes and most at Amazon’s download site.