Monthly Archives: December 2015

Merry Merry and Happy Happy

Friday, 28 Conclusion 2015

Hey, kids! It’s that time of the year once again, where I wade through a metric Cheneyton of holiday dren kimchi collections of atonal pseudo-musical notes occasionally approaching coherence awesome tuneage to provide you with the best (cough) in non-traditional non-superstition based holiday musical montages. As always huge props to the master, DJ Riko for showing me the way – please go over to his site and check out his fine 2015 offering.

Here’s the track list for the 2015 Xmas MegaMixx:

Christmas Jug Band – Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit
Meiko – Maybe Next Year
Hugh Jackman wishes you Happy Holidays
Amy Winehouse – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Voices of Soul – Someday at Christmas
First Aid Kit – Blue Christmas
Rosie Thomas – Why Can’t It Be Christmas All Year Round
Cheech and Chong – Santa Claus and His Old Lady
Garfunkel and Oates – Present Face
Microsoft commercial (unknown artists) – Spread Peace
The NOW Sound of Christmas intro
Margo Gunyan – I Don’t Intend To spend Christmas Without You
Gruff Rhys – Post Apocalypse Christmas
Holly Cole – I’d Like To Hitch a Ride With Santa Claus
The Beach Boys – Christmas Day
Ricardo Montalban, Esther Williams, Red Skelton, and Betty Garrett – Baby It’s Cold Outside
The Fendertones – Little Saint Nick
Cobie Callat -Mistletoe
They Might Be Giants – Santa’s Beard
Office Romance – I Love The Holidays
Johnny Cash wishes you Merry Christmas
Binky Griptite – Stone Soul Christmas
KT Tunstall – Sleigh Ride
Piney Girl – Every Day’s A Holiday
Saturday’s Children – Christmas Sounds
Howard Scott Pearlman – The Santa Clause Rock
Wham! – Last Christmas
the Js with Jamie – Cool Yule

It was interesting to find the original version(s) of Baby, It’s Cold Outside while trying to find versions where the male is being pressured to stay, and find that the original was setup with that gag built in. Also the irony of Ricardo Montalban having to convince Esther Williams to stay while Betty Garrett was having to convince Red Skelton* (!) in a similar fashion suggests to me that previous generations were pretty frelling hip and froody.

If you wish to comment on this post or download this or any of the Mega Mixxes, please email me – the directory is behind the Funny Farm Filings Fence and you will need to get the user name / password from me if you didn’t save it last year.

Share and Enjoy!

* – look up any of those names that might not be familiar to you while getting off my lawn you whippersnappers…