Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts: Your Obligatory Christmas Playlist, Volume 6

My mother loved everything about Christmas, and that included the music. I doubt she’d have much use for my playlists, though. Ma was more of a holiday traditionalist. Bust out the Bing or the Burl and she was good to go, no need to look for deep cuts.

My tastes ran toward Rankin-Bass specials and Vince Guaraldi as a pup, but by my teens I could care less about any of it. That was a pose, of course–the jaded, cynical teen with the bad haircut, thumbing his nose at traditions. The truth is that there’s never been a time when Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy” didn’t turn my tiny, blackened heart to mush.

Anyway, Christmas songs:

“The First Noel,” Billy Pilgrim.

“Christmas Song,” Jethro Tull.

“The Christmas Song,” NRBQ.

“Silent Night,” Sinead O’Connor

“Thanks For Christmas,” XTC.

“Christmas Together,” Shooting Star.

“Santa Claus,” The Sonics.

“Jingle Bells,” Paul Revere and the Raiders.

Didn’t hear anything you liked? Check out these previous Christmas playlists:

Still want to tell me I missed something? I’m listening.

 

2 replies »

  1. My Top 10… this year.

    10 – “The Christmas Song” – Nat King Cole
    9 – “Toyland” – Leon Redbone
    8 – “Linus and Lucy” – Vince Guaraldi Trio
    7 – “Frosty the Snowman” – Jimmy Durante
    6 – “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – Gene Autry
    5 – “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” – Thurl Ravenscroft
    4 – “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” – Brenda Lee
    3 – “Run Rudolph Run” – Chuck Berry
    2 – “Jingle Bell Rock” – Bobby Helms
    1 – “A Holly Jolly Christmas” – Burl Ives

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