I’m so glad someone put my favorite holiday song on YouTube. I just keep clicking “Watch again.”
Other recommendations, y’all?
P.S. to those who’ve been asking: the kitten’s name is Snag. (And no, not in reference to his being a Sensitive New Age Guy.)
librarianDecember 8, 2006 at 5:23 pm
I suggest jingle rock bell.
thisisnotanljDecember 8, 2006 at 5:37 pm
my god. i did not think it was possible for anyone to do anything to that song that did not make me want to claw out my own eyes, but that — that is excellent.
saintsegarDecember 8, 2006 at 7:30 pm
Tsk tsk! Cynics! Here’s the holiday playlist that’s going into heavy rotation at our place starting tonight. It’s pretty non-ironic, actually. It’s also, however, kinda melancholy and sad-bastardish.
Song for a Winter’s Night – Gordon Lightfoot (one of a number of Canadians on the list, as befits a wintery holiday)
The Christians & the Pagans – Dar Williams
River – Joni Mitchell
In the Bleak Mid-Winter – Shawn Colvin
Little Drummer Boy – The Temptations (by far the best version of the best religious Xmas song ever)
Hockey – Jane Sibbery (She said of this song, when I saw her play it live, “this song is not a poem, it’s a painting.” A beautiful portrait of a Canadian childhood)
Christmas Time Is Here (instrumental) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (duh!)
There Is No Rose of Swych Vertu – Mediaeval Baebes
O Holy Night – Rickie Lee Jones with the Chieftains
2000 Miles (live version from “Isle of View”) – The Pretenders
25th December – Everything But The Girl
Sixteen, Maybe Less – Calexico with Iron & Wine
Carolina Christmas – Squirrel Nut Zippers (personal fave, it ain’t Xmas without this one for me. Rollicking!)
Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
thisisnotanljDecember 9, 2006 at 8:23 am
aw. the ones i recognize from that list are lovely. i am not exclusively a cynic re: holiday music. i love some old old carols, “audete gaudete,” f’rinstance.
indy1725December 9, 2006 at 3:42 pm
I’ll agree with Sean on the Waitresses and Squirrel Nut Zippers (disappointed that I couldn’t find that album during my holiday shopping today, in fact), and I’ll add ‘It’s Christmastime (oh yeah)’ by Barenaked Ladies, and well, the entire John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together album.
nevikmooreDecember 9, 2006 at 4:32 pm
Father Christmas by the Kinks. It rocks.
kathmuseDecember 9, 2006 at 5:47 pm
She does a nice “O Holy Night”.