Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sweet 16 Non-Random Holiday Hits!

It's closer to the holiday now, no? In artist alpha order...

Louis Armstrong "Zat You Santa Claus?" Hipsters' Holiday
Pearl Bailey "Five Pound Box of Money" Hipsters' Holiday
Blind Boys of Alabama with Tom Waits "Go Tell It on the Mountain" Go Tell It on the Mountain
Blue Hawaiians "We Four Kings" Christmas on Big Island
Kate Bush "Warm & Soothing" B-side of "December Will Be Magic Again" single
Captain Sensible "One Christmas Catalog" Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Xmas
John Cale "A Child's Christmas in Wales" Paris 1919
The Dickies "Silent Night" single
Ed's Redeeming Qualities "Christmas in Vermont" It's All Good News
El Vez "Feliz Navidad" Merry MeX-mas
Dexter Gordon Quartet "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Jingle Bell Jazz
Vince Guaraldi "Christmas Time Is Here" Charlie Brown Christmas
Eartha Kitt "Santa Baby" Hipsters' Holiday
Los Straitjackets "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets
Martin Newell "Christmas in Suburbia" The Greatest Living Englishman
Ryuichi Sakamoto "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" (theme) Playing the Orchestra

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Blogger ahab said...

Here's Mary's list, George:

San Francisco Girls Chorus, “Deck the Hall”
Perry Como, “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays”
Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Linus and Lucy”
Rufus Wainwright, “Spotlight on Christmas”
The Staple Singers, “Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas”
The Handsome Family, “So Much Wine”
Fareed Haque, “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”
Bob Dorough, “Blue X-Mas”
Louis Armstrong with Velma Middleton, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
Booker T & the MG’s, “Silver Bells”
Joe Tex, “I’ll Make Everyday Christmas (For My Woman)”
Carla Thomas, “Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas”

Bonus:
Lord Nelson, “A Party for Santa”

4:14 PM  
Blogger Cookie Jill said...

Sublime list, George.

For me, I would have to squeeze in Tony Bennedetto, Ella Fitzgerald, Ottmar Liebert, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Chris Isaak.

10:01 AM  

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