December 11, 2007

A Dozen and One

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.


Anonymous said...

here's my holiday mix for 2007:

Anonymous said...

FEARS! The YULE GOAT has returned!

JV said...

Not the Yule Goat again. Man, I hate that asshole. So, we've got some problems. Not sure how this can be fixed. Last time it resolved itself.

thehauntedtooth said...

I am not having this problem! You know why? I got my Yule goat vaccination this year. You would be wise to do the same.

Anonymous said...

got mine on your recommend, all is well. good tidings.