December 14, 2008

Bells Are Ringing, Old Folks Singing, Happy Holiday!

Let’s close out the weekend with a nice little post for your bandwidth-busting enjoyment. PC should return tomorrow.

Silent Night Rumble – Jackie and the Cedrics

This sounds like something that might play before a Christmas Eve downtown fight between greasers and punks.

Christmas Times A Coming – Jerry Reed

Sadly, we lost Jerry Reed this year. While this song doesn’t highlight Reed’s fantastic guitar abilities, I always love to hear the Snowman’s raspy voice.

Let Me Sleep – Pearl Jam

Their 1991 Christmas single. You know, it doesn’t matter to me what day it is, I just want to sleep.

The Spirit of Christmas – Ray Charles

All I can see is Clark Griswold in his attic, wrapped in women’s clothing, and watching old home movies.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Los Straightjackets

A little surf instrumental, with a sample of “Runaway” by the late, great Del Shannon thrown in the middle.

Happy Holiday – The Shells

If you’re going to download one song today (it’s a tough call), make it this one. At just under two minutes, this is a perfect Christmas love song. Grab your significant other, crank this thing up, and dance around the tree.


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HowMarvellous said...

hey jv - I've enjoyed so many of the songs you posted, thanks for 'em all.

Unknown said...

I found this last year and you guys have given me tons of holiday cheer. You should check out suburban sprawl's holiday samplers, it's all local Detroit bands doing original and covers and it is where I got my christmas music pre-77 santas.

If you only download/listen to one of them, I suggest 2002's Christmas Music by Daniel Johnson is my favorite all time christmas song.

Steve Carey said...

Hey, I wanted to email to tell you guys how much I dig what you're doing, but there's no email address!

I also wanted to let you know about my Christmas music thingy-ma-jig:

Quite a few of the songs came from you over the past few years, so I wanted to say thanks! Keep it up, please.

Anonymous said...

I'm not selling car insurance nor am I pushing my own christmas music blog, I am, however; here to say that the drawings are fucking awesome. Pump those legs, boys.