December 20, 2009

Musical Blizzard Offer! Act Now!

It's been a quiet year at 77 Santas. Not us--we're bringing the music in abundance. YOU are being quiet. So, here's an offer: list your top 5 Christmas songs in the comment box here and JV and I will do our best to post as many of them as we can. Yep. Bring it. You have until, say, 7pm tonight.

It's time for YOU to help US close out this 77 Santas season. We might have other surprises for you, too.

PC & JV.


D-No said...

My 5 faves today:

Alison Krauss - Shimmey Down the Chimney

Chris Rea - Driving Home for Christmas

Jim Reeves - An Old Christmas Card

Daniel J. Cartier - Carol of the Bells

June Christy - Ring A Merry Bell

Anonymous said...

Hooray For Santa Claus! - Al Hirt

Donna & Blitzen - Badly Drawn Boy

I Wouldn't Trade Christmas - The Sinatra Family

Here Comes The Fattest Man In Town - Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra, Vocal By Eddie O'Conner

Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses

These my favorites right now. Ask me again in 10 minutes for a new list.

Anonymous said...

Hi 77 Santa's

Some hard to find Christmas gems

Dan Grissam - Wonderful Christmas
Chris Smither -A Coventry Carol
Julie & The Overts - Christmas With The Beatles
Tim O’ Brien - Don’t Be Surprised If They Turn Him Away
Ronnie Spector - It's Christmas Once Again (Bad Girl Sounds)

Thanks for the wonderful songs!

Best Christmas wishes from the Netherlands - Cor

Sloopy said...

Thank you for your great blog. How about:

Rolf Harris - Six White Boomers
Jim Croce - It Doesn't Have to Be That Way

JWatson said...

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Bruce Springsteen

The Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale

Ring Christmas Bells - Ray Conniff

Winter Wonderlans - Darlene Love

JWatson said...

I should have said that we have linked to your blog starting last year when my wife and I started talking about the "most memorable" versions of the classic x-mas pop songs. This is just a short list of them...

Anonymous said...

Nothing to add, except thanks very much for the festive and faithful holiday posts over the past years.

Billy Blagg said...

Like asking me my favourite single or album, it changes constantly. I've been doing an Advent Calendar of Christmas Songs for a few years now and it's sometimes like asking me to choose a favourite child.

Obviously, 'Fairytale of New York' stands atop any pile - it is a work of Art as much as a Christmas song but let's see if I can find five from the huge heap of teetering songs currently playing at Blagg Acres.

Firstly, a new one from this year 'That'll be Christmas' by Thea Gilmore. For clever pop sensibilities and nifty lyrics 'The Man in the Santa Suit' by The Fountains of Wayne. The Cocteau Twins 'Frosty the Snowman' is pretty wonderful and 'On a Quite Christmas Morn' by Mary Chapin Carpenter is beautiful but don't forget the great lost Christmas record Davitt Sigerson's 'It's a Big Country'. And.... that five already? Can't I do another five?

And anyway I can actually buy this blog so we can keep it going forevermore?

Vallyhigh said...

Can I suggest anything from the Christmas CD from the Glasvegas album? 'A Snowflake fell (and it felt like a kiss)' is just extraordinary as is their version of 'Silent Night'

Becky said...

Oh, I just love your blog. Thank you so much for providing the soundtrack for my holidays! You're the best.

You've done a fabulous job of providing the grooviest tunes ever.. the only ones I can think of that I didn't readily see here was

"Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto" - James Brown

"Christmas Wrapping" - The Waitresses

"White Christmas" - Otis Redding

Have a great holiday! Becky

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