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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.


  1. Doug Johnson


    I am deeply saddened that no tune from “Have Yourself a Tractor’s Christmas” album appears in your play list. “Jingle My Bells” is a favorite around our house.

    I tell you what – you buy the album and if you don’t like it, I will personally send you a check for $9.99.

    Happy holidays,


  2. Dave

    Marshmallow World – Regis Philbin

  3. Tim

    I appreciate the offer Doug but I have the Tractor’s Christmas album around here somewhere. I’ve had selections from them (and Asleep at the Wheel) on the list in previous years. I’ll add a few tracks to the list just for you. :-)

    As far as Regis Philbin singing holiday songs… I’ll pass, Dave. :->

  4. teacherninja

    That is an awesome list, thanks.

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