There are two kinds of Christmas music people: Those who want to hear the exact same songs sung the same way by the same people and those who don’t. There’s a third kind: Those who don’t like any Christmas music. And then there’s those who don’t care one way or the other. Okay, there are four kinds of Christmas music people.
I guess I’m a number four with number two tendencies–I’m pretty indifferent to holiday music, but if I’m going to listen to it I want to hear something I haven’t heard a million times. If you’re into Bing Crosby and Burle Ives for Christmas that’s cool. If you’re rocking Wham and Maca and Lennon that’s awesome, too. But give me something fresh. Please. I can’t listen to the same old crud again.
So if like me you’re a four with two tendencies, here’s some hopefully fresh-for-you Christmas music.
“Santa Claus,” The Sonics.
“Go Power At Christmas Time,” James Brown.
“White Christmas,” Bob Marley and the Wailers.
“Come On Christmas,” Cheap Trick.
“Christmas Together,” Shooting Star.
“Holiday,” Bee Gees.
“Hard Candy Christmas,” Dolly Parton.
“Christmas Wish,” NRBQ.
There you have it: Eight Christmas songs you haven’t heard to death. What did I miss? I’m listening.
Categories: Deep Cuts, From the Stacks, Music
“Toyland” – Leon Redbone
“Surfin’ Santa” – Lord Douglas Byron
“Christmas Rhapsody” – Pledge Drive
“Santa Claus Is Watching You” – Ray Stevens
“Mambo Santa Mambo” – The Enchanters
“Why Don’t You Go Home for Christmas” – Jim Backus
“Merry Something to You” – DEVO
“Santa Claus and Popcorn” – Merle Haggard
“The Santa Clause Boogie” – The Tractors
“Christmas With the Devil” – Spinal Tap
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A truly unique list. Well played, Robbo!