Holiday Minions

As with everything else this year, the annual mix of holiday songs I can actually stand to have in heavy rotation is odder than normal. How else do you get Spinal Tap, Tom Lehrer, Queen, Jeff Goldblum, and The Beach Boys on one list?

Anyway, if you have Apple Music, you can hear everything directly from my shared playlist. If not, all of the tracks are probably available on your favorite streaming service.

Enjoy. And wear your mask.

  1. It’s Christmastime (Let’s Just Survive) – Kathleen Edwards 
  2. Buon Natale – Nicki Bluhm 
  3. Christmas With the Devil – Spinal Tap 
  4. ¿Dónde Está Santa Claus? – Los Lobos 
  5. Shouldn’t Be Alone For Christmas – The School
  6. Winter Wonderland – Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra 
  7. Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas – The Staple Singers 
  8. I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus – Gonzo & Fozzie 
  9. Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas) – SpongeBob SquarePants 
  10. Miracles – Coldplay 
  11. Christmas Comes But Once a Year – Albert King 
  12. Brazilian Sleigh Bells – Ferrante & Teicher 
  13. It’s Christmas Time in Texas – Los Lobos 
  14. Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys 
  15. Thank God It’s Christmas – Queen 
  16. (I’m Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica – Tom Lehrer 
  17. Rock and Roll Christmas – George Thorogood & The Destroyers 
  18. Maybe Next Year – Jenny Owen Youngs 
  19. Christmas Tipsy – honeyhoney 
  20. Hang Your Lights – Jamie Cullum 
  21. We Made It To Christmas – Megan Hilty
  22. The Blizzard – Camera Obscura 
  23. Christmas, Thanks for Nothing – Slow Club

A photo of Minions singing Christmas carols makes as much sense as anything. This is from a display at the Hotel Roanoke from five years ago. Here’s hoping we can go back next year.