December 01, 2009

Hallelujah, Everybody Say Cheese

Today brings a special treat for those who enjoy my Santa drawings—several in one! Maybe I shouldn’t assume anyone enjoys my crude childish drawings. First up, we h

ave Triangle Santa, followed by Iwo Jima Santa. Of course there’s The Old Santa and the Sea. And my favorite of the year thus far, a little tribute to my dearly beaten-up Steelers. Let’s hope no. 43 can get out on the field before he delivers presents this year.


I’ll close out the year with a new Santa (or two) everyday. PC has promised that he is going to hand-sculpt a life-size Santa out of the mud of Lake Michigan. I’m sure he’ll get right on that.


I’ve hopefully fixed the links from the first day. If there are problems today, I’m going to hang my head in shame and find something else. But we’ll try it again.


Carol of the Bells – John Fahey


Year in and year out, I usually love pretty much every version of this song—we’ll certainly post many more. But Fahey is absolutely one of the best musicians to ever pick the guitar.


Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – The Harmony Grits


Yes, Santa Claus is coming. But come on—say it like you mean it. I bet the big man hears this scream all the way in North Pole.


Just Like Christmas – Low


There aren’t many modern Christmas songs that I’d put in the cannon, but this quirky, bouncy tune would perhaps make the list.


Merry Christmas From the Family – Robert Earl Keen


This one is a bona-fide classic in my book. No matter the eccentricities and drunken debacle, the holiday is ultimately about family. Kudos to Keen for his recent cameo in The New Yorker.


Christmas Times A Coming – Jerry Reed


About half-way through you get to hear Jerry Reed tear into a solo. An underrated guitarist and sadly, the Snowman is no longer with us.


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Jigsaw Seen


Paint It Black meets Christmas. I love the full-on force of this track. Few Christmas songs make you want to pump your fist. This one does.

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