As PC pointed out today, we are two weeks away from the big day. Time to break out the big guns. I’ve got a handsome mix of thirteen songs today, from new to old, traditional to original, and all of them are classics in my book. We’ve got a fantastic U2 cover, a great Pearl Jam cover, the definitive version of “Let It Snow,” and Snoopy. I love Snoopy and that bloody Red Baron. Christmas bells, those Christmas bells… For those keeping track, this is 77 Santa’s 200th post. UPDATE: EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS AGAIN. PLEASE BEAR WITH US.
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
Don’t Believe In Christmas – Pearl Jam
The Christmas Song – The Raveonettes
Please Come Home for Christmas – The Uniques
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Vaughn Monroe
Silent Night – The Temptations
Silent Night/Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis – Tom Waits
In the Bleak Mid-Winter – Sarah McLachlan
In the Bleak Mid-Winter – Royal College of Music Chamber Choir
Snoopy’s Christmas – The Royal Guardsmen
Just Like Christmas – Low
O Holy Night – Nat King Cole
Little Drummer Boy – Harry Simeone Chorale
So how’s the holiday shopping coming along? Have any readers on your list? Let me suggest a literary journal that I had a little hand in a few months back, Ecotone. Ecotone is a literary journal of place that seeks to publish creative work about the environment and the natural world while avoiding the hushed tones and clichés of much of so-called nature writing. In the natural world an ecotone is a landscape where two separate ecosytems overlap, a place of danger and opportunity for animals. As we try to reimagine a new literature of place, our journal embraces literary ecotones, writing that breaks across genres and seeks out edges. These edges—between science and literature, the urban and rural, the personal and biological—are places that are alive and electric, as well as new and dangerous. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, Clark. Check it out.