Tuesday, December 19, 2006

YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY SONG

Louis Armstrong's "Christmas in New Orleans," perhaps? Johnny Cash and Neil Young doing "The Little Drummer Boy"? Or maybe "Christmas In Hollis" by Run-DMC?

All three are on the CHATTER ho-ho compilation, a CD mercifully void of that "Wonderful Christmastime" dreck by the disappointing Beatle -- though it does include a pre-freak Michael Jackson yipping about his mother kissing Santa Claus. For every yin, a yang.

Other blog faves:

•"Yule Shoot Your Eye Out" by Fallout Boy.
•"Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)" by The Darkness.
•"Peace Anyway" from The Black Crowes.

OK, maybe the Crowes isn't about the holidays, but the sentiments still apply.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Kinks, Father Christmas

Elvis's White Christmas

Dar Williams, The Christians and the Pagans

BigJustice said...

"Santa's Polka" by Brave Combo

Anonymous said...

"Happy XMAS" John & Yoko

(she even manages to sound human)

Anonymous said...

"2,000 Miles," The Pretenders

Granny Geek said...

"It's The Most Fattening Time Of the Year" by Bob Rivers and Twisted Christmas.

MoJoe said...

What, no "Back Door Santa?" No "Christmas At Ground Zero?" No rendition of "O Holy Night" by Cartman?

Tony Messenger, editorial page editor said...

The greatest non-traditional Christmas song is the Bare Naked Ladies/Sarah McLachlan version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman." Classic. Almost as good as Nat King Cole's version of the Christmas Song.

Anonymous said...

I don't know which pairing I like better: Bing Crosby and David Bowie or The Chipmunks and Canned Heat.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the name of the Christmas song by Mickey Thomas?

Busplunge said...

Springsteen: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

John Stone said...

I have always prefered "What a Friend We have in Cheezes" during the holiday season.

MrsThurstonHowell said...

Is that like, "Bringing in the cheese. Bringing in the cheese. We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the cheese...?

That's actually how I used to sing it in kiddie choir because I knew Jack Diddley about such things.

Woody Snow Peas used to play all the favorites:

Please Come Home for Christmas-The Eagles

MrsThurstonHowell said...

Clarification: No Ronnie, Jack Diddley did NOT write Bringing in the Cheese. That would be his brother Bo.

-Lovey

Sniderman said...

Merry Freakin Christmas - the South Park crew.

Also, avoid at all costs "It's a Cow Christmas". Seriously. Bad stuff. Black and white jersey's on the cover. It's a white elephant if you are unlucky.

DocLarry said...

"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" by the Three Stooges. Or the original by Gayla Peevey.

Doug Cannon said...

Yup, Hippo for Christmas tops my list...the Gayla Peevery version.

The worst Christmas song I've ever heard - and XM Radio's Special XMas channel insists on playing it - is Tiny Tim's "Santa Has The AIDS This Year". I've never heard a more politically INcorrect, vile, humorless song.