Posts Tagged ‘Christmas music’

Another Year On The Rocks

December 31, 2019

“Another Year On The Rocks,” by Down by Fire from Phoenix, Arizona.

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Presents For Christmas

December 29, 2019

“Presents For Christmas,” recorded by Solomon Burke in 1966.

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Aitai Lonely Christmas

December 27, 2019

“Aitai Lonely Christmas,” written by Tsunku, recorded by the Japanese idol group C-ute in 2010.

Related:

“In Tokyo, the ‘war on Christmas’ is led by lonely single men,” Yanan Wang, Washington Post

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Xmas Done Got Funky

December 26, 2019

“Xmas Done Got Funky,” by Jimmy Jules (Charley C. Julien) & Nuclear Soul System, with Jackie Spencer.

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Christmastime For the Jews

December 25, 2019

“Christmastime for the Jews,” a Robert Smigel stop-action animation featuring the voice of Darlene Love in a “Wall of Sound” production, from a  2005 Saturday Night Live episode (lyrics here).

Gut yom tov to all, and to all a good night.

Related:

“Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas,” Adam Chandler, The Atlantic

“Google offers proof: People really do love to eat Chinese food on Christmas,” Roberto A. Ferdman, Washington Post

“The War on Jewish Christmas must be stopped,” Daniel W. Drezner,Washington Post

“Are Jews Doomed to Lose the War on Jewish Christmas?” Paul Waldman, The American Prospect

“Why ‘Jewish Christmas’ (Movies and Chinese Food) is Going Mainstream,”  Sarah Seltzer, Flavorwire

“Fa-La-La-L’Chaim: Why It’s Okay For Jews to Celebrate Christmas,”
Charlotte Alter, TIME

“Holy Night: The little-known Jewish holiday of Christmas Eve. Seriously.” Benyamin Cohen, Slate

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Sweet Little Baby Boy

December 25, 2019

“Sweet Little Baby Boy,” written by James Brown and Nat Jones, recorded by James Brown & the Famous Flames, 1966. Angela Strehli recorded a nice version in 1983.

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Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)

December 24, 2019

“Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights),” written and performed by JD McPherson.

JD McPherson website

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Xmas Has Been X’ed

December 23, 2019

“Xmas Has Been X’ed,” written by Michael John Burkett (“Fat Mike”) and performed by him with fellow punk rockers NOFX, who highjack a “Santa Crawl” for their video.

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Please Come Home For Christmas

December 23, 2019

“Please Come Home For Christmas,” written by  Charles Brown.and Gene Redd, performed by New Jersey’s Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.) and his band, Bon Jovi.

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White Christmas

December 22, 2019

“White Christmas,” written by Irving Berlin in 1942, recorded by The Drifters in 1954. Clyde McPhatter and bass singer Bill Pinkney trade leads.

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