Posts Tagged ‘Christmas music’

Another Year On The Rocks

December 31, 2018

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

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Last Christmas

December 28, 2018

“Last Christmas,” written by George Michael, arranged by Scott Bradlee for his Postmodern Jukebox.

Postmodern Jukebox website

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A Christmas Twist

December 27, 2018

“A Christmas Twist,” by Si Cranstoun.

Si Cranstoun website

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The Season’s Upon Us

December 26, 2018

“The Season’s Upon Us,” by the Boston area’s Dropkick Murphys.

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Christmas at the Airport

December 25, 2018

Nick Lowe’s 2013 Christmas song is based on a real travel experience. Nick recorded a strangely-moving solo acoustic version for Fordham University’s WFUV-FM.

Video: Writer/Director Scott Jacobson; Director of Animation: Matthew I. Jenkins; Animation, Composite and Effects: Travis Fowler, Brendan Davis, Joe Coleman of Bark-Bark.

Nick Lowe website

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Children’s Christmas Song

December 25, 2018

“Children’s Christmas Song,” written by Harvey Fuqua and Isabelle Freeman, released as a Supremes holiday tune on Motown in 1965. In fact, the only Supreme on this track is Diana Ross, backed by The Andantes instead of Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard.

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Sweet Little Baby Boy

December 25, 2018

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

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Christmastime For the Jews

December 24, 2018

“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

“The Data Doesn’t Lie: Chinese Food Really Is a Christmas Tradition,” Claire Tran and Nicole Javorsky, CityLab

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

“The history of Jews, Chinese food, and Christmas, explained by a rabbi,” Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox

“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

“An Oral History Of SNL’s ‘Christmastime For The Jews,’” Jason Tabrys, Uproxx

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All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)

December 23, 2018

“All I Want is Truth (for Christmas),” written and performed by Laura Burhenn with her band The Mynabirds.

Laura Burhenn @ TEDx

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Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)

December 23, 2018

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

JD McPherson website

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