December 19, 2008
I want to see snowflakes fall. I want to see Santa Claus.
77 Santas reached its 77 thousandth hit yesterday and we thank you.
This will be my last post. My bus home from Chicago was canceled, so I'll make a positive out of a negative and leave you with one more stocking of tunes. Some I haven't posted yet, some we have posted but love, some are requests fulfilled, and some that are just my favorites.
We'll start with the Statler Brothers. Every Christmas they smoke cigarettes and watch Captain Kangaroo.
The Statler Brothers: Away in a Manger
The Statler Brothers: An Old Fashioned Christmas
Mavis Staples: Christmas Vacation Theme
Per your request, Anonymous. Can't see the line, can you Anonymous?
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
I mean, Come on! Wow.
The Emotions: What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas?
(Repost, but such a wonderful song. One of my faves.)
I don't have Andy Williams' "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" but I have these. Hopefully JV can fill that request.
Andy Williams: Angels We Have Heard On High
Andy Williams: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Dude's got an angel fetish.
I can't make my last post without at least one song from the Spector album.
The Ronettes: Sleigh Ride
And this Fahey album, which you should all own.
John Fahey: Joy to the World
John Fahey: Medley: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
The fact that he uses a comma after Hark and Andy Williams uses an exclamation point proves the fetish theory. Don't get me started on theories. I love beans. Big, fat, juicy beans. Another theory: Burl Ives=pervert.
My Morning Jacket: The Xmas Curtain
We opened the season with this curtain, and with this curtain I shall close it (for me, at least).
(Aside to JV: Jay, the Ventures "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is on Music Choice! Nice!)
I have a Nat King Cole fetish. Allow me to indulge it.
Nat King Cole: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
You'll note the comma, then you will note that my theory is inching closer and closer to fact. Wait a minute, the cd case has a comma. The mp3 file has an exclamation point. This has just become a conspiracy theory.
Nat King Cole: Silent Night
I'll end with my favorite Christmas tune. It's by Marvin Gaye, which explains most of it. But it's relevant in ways most Christmas songs aren't. I want to come home for Christmas, too. And I get to, tomorrow. There are way too many soldiers who don't get to come home for Christmas because of a bullshit war.
Marvin Gaye: I Want to Come Home For Christmas
It's been another great season. Thanks, JV--you're my boy. Thank you, dear listeners.
Merry Christmas to All, And to All a Good Night!!!!!!!!!
Posted by thehauntedtooth at 7:08 PM