18 December 2007

Mix Tape Holiday: Christmas Wishes

Aren’t Christmas songs grand? Some of you listed your favorites in Friday’s comments box, or e-mailed me, or called me with requests. ‘Tis the season of giving — so I'm giving you every one of those holiday tunes. Your present is ready to be unwrapped under the MyDataBus tree.

The Pogues : Fairytale of New York (Christmas in the Drunk Tank)

My Morning Jacket : Santa Claus Is Back in Town

Bruce Springsteen : Merry Christmas Baby

The Ronettes : Sleigh Ride

Lindsay Buckingham : Holiday Road

Stevie Wonder + India.Arie : The Christmas Song

Billy Idol : Run Rudolph Run

Elton John : Step into Christmas

Paul McCartney : Wonderful Christmastime

Wham! : Last Christmas

The Pretenders : 2000 Miles

The Eagles : Please Come Home for Christmas

Kenny Loggins : Celebrate Me Home

Ella Fitzgerald : Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney

Ryan Adams : Hey Parker, It’s Christmas

Marvin Gaye : Purple Snowflakes

The Plastic Ono Band : Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

James Brown : Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto

Eurythmics : Winter Wonderland

Olivia Olson : All I Want for Christmas Is You

RuPaul : Santa Baby

R.E.M. : Deck the Halls

The Kinks : Father Christmas

Material Issue : Merry Christmas Will Do

Fear : F**k Christmas

The Temptations : Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Kurtis Blow : Christmas Rappin’

Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters : White Christmas

Vince Guaraldi : Linus and Lucy

The Raveonettes : The Christmas Song

Shoes : This Christmas

Thank y’all for programming this special edition of Mix Tape Not-Friday. Some of these were planned for later this week, but I thought it would be more fun to Casey Kasam this playlist. There will be one or two more Christmas-themed mix tapes before The Big Day, so we may crash MyDataB*tch.

Happy Christmas!

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At 12/18/2007 09:04:00 AM, Blogger lulu said...

you rock so hard! Thanks!

At 12/18/2007 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Erik Donald France said...

Fairytale of New York always works for me. . . Love that Kinks' "Father Christmas" and, well, the whole shabang . . .!

At 12/18/2007 01:05:00 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...


So I have maybe one song left to post for Volume II of my paltry mix?

I stole Glenn from you, you stole all the Christmas songs from me...we're even, sister.

At 12/18/2007 05:52:00 PM, Blogger Mountjoy said...

Brilliant work Beth. Thanks!

At 12/18/2007 09:23:00 PM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

Nice collection!

Even Little Steven's Underground Garage has been getting into the act-- Darlene Love ("I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus"), Keith Richards version of "Run, Run Rudolph" and Chuck Berry's original and James Brown's "Santa Claus Come down to the Ghetto."


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