December 12, 2009

This Christmas Aggression Will Not Stand, Dude

There are only 22 Santas left to be hand-drawn. Today, we had Crying Tim Tebow Santa, Santa Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth Elf—yeah, it was dark. But here we have Lebowski Santas downing some half and half. Clearly you’re not a golfer.

Carol of the Bells – George Winston

I love nearly every version of this song. Here’s a plaintive piano rendition, perfect for looking out the window on a snowy evening.

A Root’n Toot’n Santa Claus – Tennessee Ernie Ford

The crickets and the rust-beetles scuttled among the nettles of the sage thicket. "Vámonos, amigos," he whispered, and threw the busted leather flintcraw over the loose weave of the saddlecock. And they rode on in the friscalating dusklight.

X-Mas Time (Sure Doesn’t Feel Like It) – The Dogmatics

One of the late great and forgotten Boston bands. Christmas heartache sure is catchy when they sing it.

The Christmas Waltz – Peggy Lee

This song of mine, in three quarters time…

Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day – Brenda Lee

My Queen of Christmas, Ms. Brenda Lee, can’t find much reason to cheer when every day is lonely. (MP4 file.)

Christmas In Paradise – Mary Gauthier

For some reason, this song reminded me of the 1994 film Trapped in Paradise, which I believe took place around Christmastime in the Pennsylvania town of Paradise. Wow, why do I remember that movie?

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