I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Christmas music. It really sort of overwhelms all public spaces for at least the middle two weeks of December, if not the whole month. There are a million versions of the 15 corny standards that everyone sings, and although there is really very little variation between versions, there seems to be enough that people think it's ok to play two different versions of "Silver Bells" nearly back to back on the radio without comment. Bah Humbug. But on the other hand, it's sort of a big part of our culture, so it has that going for it.
I wanted this mix to be a test of how you guys felt. If I got a lot of classics, I'd know I was just being an old crank and that I should just enjoy Bing and Nat and all those old crooners and shut my yap. If I got more of the modern "tongue-in-cheek" songs, I'd feel a bit vindicated and know that you all get sick of the same old stuff every year also. I'm not sure how well it worked, or even which way it skews, but I'll say that I can take some solace in the fact that I now have an hour or so of pre-tested and approved songs by the Mix Tape Club.
Now if you'll excuse me, my chestnuts are burning...
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- Intro by Scott Aukerman and Jimmy Pardo
- Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth by Scott Aukerman and Jimmy Pardo
- Christmas Time by The Darkness
- Someday at Christmas by Stevie Wonder
- The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
- Father Christmas by The Kinks
- Christmas at the Zoo by The Flaming Lips
- Christmas Song by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
- River by Joni Mitchell
- Baby, It's Cold Outside by Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
- All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by The New Bomb Turks
- Hallelujah by Mannheim Steamroller
- O Come O Come Emmanuel by Sufjan Stevens
- A Fairytale of New York by The Pogues
- White Christmas by Bing Crosby
- Hark, The Herald Angels Sing by Vince Guaraldi