December 22, 2008

The Man With All the Toys

It seems to me, 77 Santas has posted over 200 Christmas songs this year. And we’ll be over 80,000 hits shortly. The map is blossoming with red, though apparently the mid-west just isn’t into Christmas? We’ll target that area next year. Here’s the penultimate post for our holiday season. Back tomorrow with my fifteen favorites for this year, and then Santa heads out in his sleigh.

The Man with All the Toys – The Beach Boys

Short and sweet.

Holly, Jolly Christmas – The Old 97s

This still has the “kiss her once for me” line, which as you know, PC and I find creepy.

All Alone on Christmas – Darlene Love

From that holiday classic, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York!

I Know What You Want for Christmas – Kay Martin and Her Bodyguards

Truly one of the dirtiest Christmas recordings ever made, and all without uttering a single bad word.

Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis – Tom Waits

Eric V., as always, this one is for you.

Please Come for Christmas – Charles Brown

Nobody sings it like Chuck.

Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry

A true rock classic.

Call Collect on Christmas – Del McCoury

A true bluegrass classic.

In the Bleak Mid-Winter – Sarah McLachlan

And it’s about 10 degrees here tonight. If that ain’t bleak, I don’t know what is!

Here’s a little video of Darlene from Letterman in 1995, arguably the best performance. Remember to watch her Tuesday night!

1 comment:

north said...

I have a request. Not really a song, but a Christmas classic nonetheless.

How about Cheech and Chong's Santa and his Old Lady?

You're the best, by the way.