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December 22, 2012
Options December 22, 2012 Seasoned Greetings From Fool's Paradise!
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Artist Track Label Comments Approx. start time
The Surfaris  Options Santa's Speed Shop   Decca    0:00:00 )  
Rudi and the Rain Dearz  Options Santa's New Bag   Tinsel    0:06:42 )  
The Tempest  Options Rockin' Xmas Goose   Fujimo    0:08:15 )  
The Freebes  Options The Crazy Sleigh Ride   Musitron    0:15:46 )  
The Musical Linn Twins !!  Options Christmas Fun   Blue Feather    0:19:57 )  
Kathy and Jimmy Zee  Options Santa Claus Rock And Roll   Willett    0:20:29 )  
The Uniques  Options Rock "N" Rudolph   Demand    0:23:06 )  
Penne Main  Options The Santa Claus Crawl   MVI    0:26:05 )  
Little Joey Farr  Options Rock & Roll Santa   Band Box    0:26:30 )  
Larry Barton and the Freebees  Options Seymour The Beatnick Elf   Musitron    0:29:29 )  
Bernie Berns  Options Matzoh Ball Mule   Attey    0:41:41 )  
Sandy Baron  Options Swingin' Santa   Gulf    0:43:43 )  
Tony Rodelle Larson  Options Cool Yule   Band Box    0:48:21 )  
The Marquees  Options Santa Done Got Hip   Warner Brothers    0:49:02 )  
The Marshalls  Options Mr. Santa Boogie   Savoy    0:51:05 )  
The Weird Beard & Crazy Cajun  Options T'Was A Weird Nite Before Christmas   Capri    1:01:48 )  
Fat Daddy  Options Fat Daddy   Johnny-A    1:04:29 )  
Detroit Junior  Options Christmas Day   Foxy    1:05:52 )  
Clyde Lasley & the Cadillac Baby Specials  Options Santa Came Home Drunk   Bea & Baby    1:09:54 )  
Nathaniel Mayer  Options Mr. Santa Claus   Fortune    1:11:23 )  
Patsy Raye & the Beatniks  Options Beatnik's Wish   Roulette    1:13:20 )  
The New Surfsiders  Options Little Saint Nick   Norton    1:32:52 )  
Terry Hensey  Options Christmas A-Go-Go   Redwood    1:35:48 )  
Terry Fell  Options We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo     1:36:56 )  
"Smokey" Jimmy Saunders  Options You're Gonna See A Dixie Santa   Jingalette    1:38:50 )  
Big Bud  Options Snow-Man Rock   Royal Roost    1:41:03 )  
Troy Hess  Options Christmas On The Moon   Janalyn    1:42:44 )  
CBS News Christmas '66        1:48:21 )  
Homer and Jethro  Options The Night After Christmas   RCA Victor    1:53:11 )  
Jimmy Bowmen  Options Big Red And The Cool Yule   Soma    1:57:36 )  
Herb Dodson  Options A Disc Jockey's Christmas Eve   Stacey  Happy Holidaze!!!  2:00:12 )  

Listener comments!

  Sat. 12/22/12 1:05pm fred:

Good afternoon and merry Christmas Rex. I'm so looking forward to this show
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:08pm Ken From Hyde Park:

On this, the day after the Mayan Apocalypse, I thought the only person left alive would be the guy in the fur-lined fallout shelter miles below the earth's crust.
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:08pm Mailman Tom:

Don Knotts had a rock 'n' roll band named Banana and the Bunch, they appeared on The Steve Allen Show back in the day. Got any of their 45s?
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:09pm Listener Jumpy from Brooklyn:

Have a cool yule with a ghoul.
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:15pm Deb O'Nair:

Hi Rex ! Always love your Xmas show ! Could you please plug my Holiday Exhibit at The Muerchants House Museum called "From Candlelight to Bubble-Lites" A 1950's Christmas in an 1850's Home. 29 E. 4th St. NYC btwn Bowery & Lafayette. Thurs - Mons. 12noon to 5pm through Jan. 7th 2013. www.merchantshouse.org/calander Thanks so much for another year of great platters a' spinnin' !
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:18pm Tidepoolbay:

Keep it greasey!

Merry Christmas!
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:31pm Eric:

what was that laughing Santa song!!! that was sooooo funny!
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:36pm Listener Jumpy from Brooklyn:

GREEN ACRES, BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, PETTICOAT JUNCTION are all in the universe w/ their story arcs as we call them now.
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:36pm fred von helsing:

recall the classic Variety headline when they cancelled those shows (Petticoat Junction et al.) en masse: Hix Nix Stix Flix
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:37pm Listener Jumpy from Brooklyn:

BURKE'S LAW introduced HONEY WEST.
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:55pm Andy in Berlin:

@ Fred - I believe you're referring to this?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticks_nix_hick_pix
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:57pm Dave E.:

Is Rex drooling yet?
  Sat. 12/22/12 1:58pm hendrix wolfbat:

is that cocktail poured over ice or is it a shooter?
  Sat. 12/22/12 2:03pm lopez:

That recording (the weird beard psych-out) changed Christmas for me forever. AMAZING record, thanks!
  Sat. 12/22/12 2:06pm On the Yazoo:

Stick nix hick pix.
thats the "Rural Purge".
They canceled every show with a tree in it.
What happened is that the accountants found out the rural and mainly older viewers weren't falling for the advertising gimicks, so they canceled all those shows and targeted the urban viewers which were more susceptible to advertising, and would buy their products. All about money.
  Sat. 12/22/12 2:06pm On the Yazoo:

And great show.
  Sat. 12/22/12 2:08pm THE ayatolla of bin loaded:

merry ho ho every body!
  Sat. 12/22/12 2:18pm hendrix wolfbat:

re: cocktail; because it'd be fun to make it at a late "morning after the end of the world" brunch....wish i could see Deb O'Nairs holiday decorations .great show, happy next age y'all...
  Sat. 12/22/12 2:18pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Happy Holidays to everybody in the garland-lined fallout shelter!
  Sat. 12/22/12 2:48pm marc:

Rex, a couple of Christmases ago you played "Twas The Night Before Christmas" by a Chinese singer--early 50s I think you said--Harry Chan?
  Sat. 12/22/12 2:50pm Robert:

Heavy drinking used to be considered practically an occupational requirement of journalists.
  Sat. 12/22/12 2:55pm Mike:

Hey Rex, how dare you disparage your bearded Williamsburg listenership. Puts you and Gaylord on a par with the hippie hater and beatnik hater music that you play.
Anyway, otherwise enjoying your
Christmas Special, even if you are a
Scrooge about our nice sweaters
and beards.
  Sat. 12/22/12 2:59pm THE ayatolla of bin loaded:

it was heavy drinking that led to the loud leditters to the editors. What could have been bediter?
  Sat. 12/22/12 3:02pm fred von helsing:

@andy Yup! I guess I misquoted'em huh
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:30pm Tristan:

I'll second the request for wanting to know what the terrifying laughing santa song was. It played around the 26 minute mark and it's not on the list. I absolutely must find it, it is poetry.
  Thu. 12/27/12 11:43am Santa's Lil' Helper:

That Santa song with the terrifying laughter was "Jolly Santa Claus" by Jack Moon on Aardell...
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