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Wednesday, December 04 2019
Christmas music doesn't have to be old, stale and boring. Here's a random sample of my personal Holiday favorites

The Ramones: Merry Christmas, I  Don't Want To  Fight Tonight.
The Children were nestled all snug in their beds with visions of Joey Ramone dancing in their heads.  Who hasn't wanted to serenade a loved one with this song a time or two?

 The Cory Band: Stop The Cavalry. This bouncy little number peaked at #3 on the UK singles charts but was relatively unknown in the United States until a little radio station in Seattle started playing it in the late 80's

Sarah Taylor & Bill Mumy: Presents For Santa.  Singer Sarah Taylor joins forces with the kid from Lost In Space for a sexy little tune for the naughty elf in all us.

Robert Earl Keen: Merry Xmas From The Family,  Keen calls the song the "The Rocky Horror of Christmas songs" saying that whether singing before a group of 1000 or 6000 the entire audience sings along. And in particular shouts out the line, "Mix  Bloody Marys' cause we all want one".

Louis Armstrong: Zat You Santa Clause?  Originally recorded by Louis Armstrong with the Commanders in 1953. Covered  by  Garth Brooks, Buster Poindexter and Brian Setzer

Greg Lake: I Believe In Father Christmas: Greg Lake's (King Crimson, Emerson Lake And Palmer) only solo hit (from 1975)

The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Dig That Crazy Santa Clause. Brian Setzer's cover of an old Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers tune.

The Ronettes: Sleigh Ride. A classic from 1963. Produced by Phil Spector

Bing Crosby & David Bowie: Little Drummer Boy.  A Perennial Favorite just for its shear weirdness. One of the strangest duets in music history. Rumor has it Bowie did the show because his mother was a huge Bing Crosby fan

Darlene Love : All Alone On Christmas :  A song written by "Little Steven"  Van Zant, performed by Darlene Love & the E Street Band...Need I say more?

AC/DC: Mistress For Christmas. Hey kids, next time your grandparents ask you to play a "Nice" Xmas tune crank this one up


And let's not forget this festive Holliday classic from The Kinks
The Little Stinkers, I Farted on Santa's Lap.  A personal favorite of mine

Posted by: John Nelson AT 08:00 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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John Nelson is a Seattle area voice actor and broadcaster with extensive experience voicing commercials, video games and corporate videos