Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts: The Obligatory Christmas Playlist

I swore that I wasn’t going to do this, but here we are just two days away from the big day and I can’t bear the thought of you listening to the same shitty Christmas music for another minute.  So here it is, my gift to you:  Eight deep Christmas cuts.  Sorry about the frankincense — they were all out — and thank you for a great year.  You’re the best readers a guy could hope for.

“Christmas Medley,”  Jimi Hendrix

“Christmas,” The Who

“Run Run Rudolph,” Lemmy

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,”  Ronnie James Dio

“Kidnap the Sandy Claws,” Korn

“Silent Night,” Bad Religion

“White Christmas,” Stiff Little Fingers

“Fuck Christmas,” Fear

13 replies »

  1. Whoa, for a minute there, I though you found a Who song that I did not know. You have been spared my Christmas wrath, at least this year.
    And I know it is not a deep cut, but despite the fact that I am not a fan of Christmas period, I still cannot let the day go by without blasting Springstteen’s “Santa Clause is Coming to Town.”

    And thank you, dear Stafford, for being the best writer and most weekly anticipated blog I have had the pleasure of seeing in my “inbox” all year.


  2. I’ve always loved the Bad Religion cover of Silent Night! Best Christmas show ever was the year I went to KROQ Acoustic Christmas at the Universal Ampitheater and White Zombie came out dressed like a bunch of Santas hurling giant oversized empty wrapped presents at the crowd while belting out “More Human than Human.”


  3. What a great set of Christmas tunes. Some were completely new to me, or a different side to an artist/group I’d known about. Thanks for this. Have a great Christmas and here’s to another year of great music writing.


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