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Options December 22, 2014: Christmas Spectacular!

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Artist Track Approx. start time
AC/DC  Mistress For Christmas   Options 0:00:00 ()
Slade  Santa Claus Is Coming To Town   Options 0:03:33 ()
Esquivel!  Jingle Bells (Greetings from Esquivel!)   Options 0:06:05 ()
Aztec Camera  Hot Club Christmas   Options 0:08:20 ()
The Free Design  Close Your Mouth (It's Christmas)   Options 0:10:01 ()
Margo Guryan  I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You   Options 0:12:03 ()
Dean Martin  Baby It's Cold Outside   Options 0:14:21 ()
Power Records  Batman Christmas Carol Caper Part 2   Options 0:16:38 ()
Belle And Sebastian  Santa Claus   Options 0:21:45 ()
The Sonics  Don't Believe In Christmas   Options 0:24:26 ()
The Rolling Stones  Cosmic Christmas   Options 0:26:07 ()
The Limiñanas  Christmas   Options 0:26:36 ()
The Fall  Jingle Bell Rock   Options 0:29:25 ()
The Chills  Christmas Chimes   Options 0:30:32 ()
It Hugs Back  Dear Santa   Options 0:33:32 ()
Iggy Pop  White Christmas   Options 0:35:39 ()
The Magnetic Fields  Mr. Mistletoe   Options 0:39:03 ()
Marc Bolan & T. Rex  Christmas Jingle   Options 0:41:59 ()
Bob Runyon  Drew Holt Dreams While Vipers Pass And Neighbors Gossip   Options 0:42:14 ()
Mark Kozelek  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing   Options 0:46:02 ()
Mikado  Un Noel Ensoleille   Options 0:48:06 ()
The Dog Knots  Silent Night   Options 0:52:25 ()
Riff Raff And Kid Sister  Kris Krangle   Options 0:59:43 ()
69 Boyz And Quad City DJs  What I Want For Christmas   Options 1:02:45 ()
DJ Butch Reid  Not Your Grandpa's Christmas Mix (Excerpt)   Options 1:06:56 ()
The Waitresses  Christmas Wrapping   Options 1:17:11 ()
JD Twitch  Psylent Night   Options 1:22:29 ()
Carla And Linda  New Year's, 1959 (What We Got For Christmas)   Options 1:25:18 ()
Francis J. Lapitino  Christmas Hymns   Options 1:26:20 ()
Bob & Ray  Matinee with Bob & Ray from 12/22/1949 (Excerpt)   Options 1:29:18 ()
Bing Crosby  Silver Bells   Options 1:32:47 ()
Burl Ives  Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem   Options 1:35:44 ()
Johnny Cash  I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day   Options 1:37:46 ()
John Zorn  Waiting For Christmas   Options 1:40:18 ()
Culturcide  Depressed Christmas   Options 1:43:28 ()
Herb Alpert  Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring   Options 1:45:59 ()
Dementia 13  Snow Is Falling   Options 1:49:19 ()
Mark Lanegan  The Cherry Tree Carol   Options 1:52:47 ()
Sam Ulano  The Story Of Santa Claus   Options 2:01:05 ()
James White  Christmas With Satan   Options 2:03:08 ()
Jeff St Pierre and Phillip Antoniades  Rubber Bell Rock   Options 2:12:59 ()
Thomascow  Cancel Christmas   Options 2:14:49 ()
Tor Lundvall  Yule Song   Options 2:16:32 ()
The Harlem Children's Chorus  Black Christmas   Options 2:19:53 ()
Otis Redding  Merry Christmas Baby (Take 1)   Options 2:22:18 ()
Secret Chiefs 3  I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus   Options 2:24:50 ()
The Business  Bollocks To Christmas   Options 2:26:58 ()
The Who  Christmas   Options 2:30:00 ()
Pink Floyd  The Christmas Song   Options 2:33:20 ()
Mae West  Santa Come Up and See Me   Options 2:35:22 ()
Vince Guaraldi Trio  Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal)   Options 2:37:47 ()
Wooden Shjips  O Tannenbaum   Options 2:40:31 ()
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme  That Holiday Feeling   Options 2:54:18 ()
  Christmas Episode (Excerpt)   2:56:46 ()
Esquivel!  Auld Lang Syne (Adios from Esquivel!)   Options 2:57:56 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 9:02am GeesyCreesy:

Morning, all. Happy Holidays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:02am Marcel M:

Morning Chris. Morning guys. I don't have to go to work today... Its a Christmas miracle!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 9:03am Sem Chumbo:

hahah, AC/DC. Now that IS spectacular. Good morning, Chris, and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:04am common:

what was he getting at, there? hello chris and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

This is indeed spectacular!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:05am adrian in mpls:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:05am adrian in mpls:

...and, uh, good murnin
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 9:06am V Priceless:

Morning Chris and all! Slade for my birthday - YAY! I'm buying....cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:08am SeanG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:08am adrian in mpls:

Equivel! noticed my boots!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 9:10am Chris M.:

good morning and happy holydays to everyone!

happy bday, V Priceless!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 9:10am PKNY:

I sure hope the AC/DC boys maintain proper emission control with their Christmas mistresses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:10am DCE:

morning, Happy Holidays, etc
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:11am common:

happy happy vp!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 9:12am V Priceless:

Thanks Chris M. & common! Love me some Free Design too! Woo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:14am adrian in mpls:

Happy birthday V Priceless!!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 9:15am V Priceless:

cheers, adrian in mpls - thanx!
  Mon. 12/22/14 9:15am fxo:

happy holidays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:16am common:

this song always creeped me out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:21am Marcel M:

@Common: Yeah its like a date rape song
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 9:22am V Priceless:

looks like Dr. John was in the right place at the wrong time! ; )
  Mon. 12/22/14 9:26am Stashu Claus:

Wah wee woo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:29am SeanG:

fuzzy christmas time
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:29am Greg from Bloomfield:

Happy Xmas, Chris! Happy Xmas, gang! Santa killed the video card on my computer, so I'm commenting on a 10-year old laptop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:30am Greg from Bloomfield:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:31am common:

@marcel. yes. and hello!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 9:41am Chris M.:

today's official playlist comments topic is: what do you want for christmas? you can also answer for other holy days, but please rephrase it as though you celebrate christmas.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 9:43am Chris M.:

(santa actually listens to my show and he will be checking this comments page and he honestly doesn't care what holy day you celebrate as long as you specifically ask him for something.)
  Mon. 12/22/14 9:43am blee:

For Christmas, I would really enjoy a new wetsuit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 9:44am Ken From Hyde Park:

I'd like peace on earth and good will toward all. That and a new mountain bike!
  Mon. 12/22/14 9:46am blee:

Good idea Ken. If good will and peace go awry, you can pedal out to safety.
  Mon. 12/22/14 9:47am blee:

Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 9:47am bobdoesthings:

ahhhhh Xmas!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 9:49am Jeezy:

Can't wait for the Hanukah segment...
  Mon. 12/22/14 9:57am blee:

Don't forget Winter Solstice for the pre-holiday pagans and naturalists.
  Mon. 12/22/14 9:58am KP:

Happy Krimble, Chris!
  Mon. 12/22/14 9:58am fredr:

Great show! Thanks for the Christmas ambience Chris!
  Mon. 12/22/14 9:59am KP:

Smells Like Christmas Spirit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 10:00am Ken From Hyde Park:

Tomorrow is Ye Olde Festivus. Be prepared to air your grievances.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:02am Grok-o-matic:

Yes! Love me some Riff Raff.
  Mon. 12/22/14 10:02am blee:

Hizzapy Cray Cray Chreeesmahs.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:03am βrian:

My, that orange soda looks appealing. Or orange pop, I should say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 10:03am Ken From Hyde Park:

Wasn't Riff Raff one of Underdog's arch-enemies?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:03am SeanG:

Hey Hey Hey!
  Mon. 12/22/14 10:04am KP:

I Am the Eggnog
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:05am bobdoesthings:

oooophh.. this is too painful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:06am adrian in mpls:

Click! Brings back the memories of driving around in my escort listening to my Quad City DJs tape
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:06am Grok-o-matic:

Krispy Kreme!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:12am βrian:

Cold Duck. Dear God.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:14am Sem Chumbo:

Cold Duck, the Ur-gateway drug leading to 4Loko.
  Mon. 12/22/14 10:15am Stashu Claus:

You're killing it in the best way possible. Thank you Chris M!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:15am Greg from Bloomfield:

My family did a names-in-a-hat thing, and everybody wrote down some of their interests to help their shopper out. Mine said "Greg: send money to WFMU."
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:16am Chris M.:

thanks Stashu Claus!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:19am doca:

Hey, Chris M! Great Christmas show!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:21am Chris M.:

thank you doca!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:22am common:

love the waitresses
  Mon. 12/22/14 10:22am Stashu Claus:

I don't want anything this Christmas. I want to not want things :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:24am SeanG:

love is the answer
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:25am Cecile:


I want to get drunk at the gay bar on Christmas Eve, and have dim sum for breakfast the day after. Everything is gravy. Also, I want to see my husband open up his Complete Batman Blu-Ray set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:26am DCE:

wanting is a part of the human condition...it's getting control over it and not letting it control you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:26am DCE:

this is so cute!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:26am Cecile:

Also, do you have anything insane from the NRBQ Christmas record?
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:27am V Priceless:

I really want a Slade reunion in NYC for Christmas, or a Stranglers reunion, I'm not picky.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:28am d¢ pät:

I want to not be able to sleep at night then get up to a blizzard and get GI Joes for Christmas....wait, I already did that.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:30am d¢ pät:

there's 100 year old German music box under my Xmas tree that sounds a lot like this.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:31am Cecile:

Also, do you have any version of Mele Kelekimakka floating around?
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:31am Chris M.:

@d¢ pät: that song was actually from almost 100 years ago! 1917
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:31am Sem Chumbo:

Bob and Ray, excellent. Thanks, Chris.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:31am Cecile:

ha, finnish Hawaiian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:32am Greg from Bloomfield:

NAILED IT, Stashu...that said, I do want a new camera...
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:33am Chris M.:

this is actually me singing but i was too shy to admit it so i put down Bing Crosby.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:35am Cecile:

wow, you are talented, Chris.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:35am d¢ pät:

My music box (my mom got it from her German grandma so it's probably older than 100 years) plays various German carols including Stille Nacht und O Tannenbaum...
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:36am Claw!:

Hey hey hey and ho ho ho!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:37am adrian in mpls:

what do i want for xmas? no things.....just a low-simmering buzz all day long and karaoke that night!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:40am Cecile:

Three words, Christmas in Hollis
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:41am d¢ pät:

John Zorn??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:42am common:

john zorn? never woulda thunk it.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:43am Cecile:

it sounds like brain parasites got to him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:43am common:

exactly dcp.
  Mon. 12/22/14 10:43am dennis diken:

digging the show Chris!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:43am Claw!:

We need some Singing Dogs' "Jingle Bells" up in dis piece!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:44am Cecile:

Or something obnoxious from a John Fahey Christmas album. A bar I knew would play them over and over to clear people out.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:44am Chris M.:

thanks dennis!

@Claw!: played that last year but i'll play something like it
  Mon. 12/22/14 10:44am KP:

Is this our Chris
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:45am adrian in mpls:

wait, is this Bing Crosby?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 10:45am PKNY:

Sounds like someone needs to turn that frown upside-down!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 10:46am steveo:

i have much happiness for imaginary depresssed christmas
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:46am d¢ pät:

holy crap! the DB admin just gave me a bunch candied pecans. AMAZING!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:46am Claw!:

Right on, Chris. I have complete confidence that you'll play just the right song.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:48am Cecile:

this piece was played at my wedding on the church organ.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:48am V Priceless:

been spinning the Herb Alpert Xmas record at the Priceless pad..
  Mon. 12/22/14 10:50am Mark:

Wow Cecile, I love the John Fahey Christmas album. I must be an idiot.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:52am Whosondephone:

Great show Chris. Some popular favorites and WFMU favorites of mine. Not to mention great songs I haven't herd. I appreciate it. Merry Christmas all!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:53am d¢ pät:

Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:53am Chris M.:

thanks whosondephone and steveo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 10:55am Parq:

Enjoying the seasonal music very much. Is there anyone else who find the Cherry Tree Carol (the song itself, not this arrangement of it) a little creepy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 10:56am Stevel:

Parq: A little?
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:56am Cecile:

Mark, you are not. But listened to over and over and over and over, it can really set some people on edge. That is its power.

Parq, I think it's hilarious. She's saying, Joseph, don't be a dick. Pick me some damn cherries.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 10:57am Cecile:

I love Mark Lanegan. I don't generally like this type of dark folk, but he has the pipe for it and picks interesting songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 10:58am Greg from Bloomfield:

I keep expecting you to say Christmas SPOOKtacular...
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 10:58am Roberto:

Bob still kickin' 65 years later! 91 years young.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:03am d¢ pät:

Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:05am Cecile:

wow, James White doing evil Mose Allison.
  Mon. 12/22/14 11:05am Mark:

I guess I never had to listen to John Fahey in perpetual rotation like that, Cecile. I worked on a TV commercial with "Paperback Writer" playing over and over and now I can't stand to listen to that, either.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:07am d¢ pät:

Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:09am Sem Chumbo:

Kickin' Santa's ass, all reindeer and elf ass. Love the White sound.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:10am d¢ pät:

man, this tune doesn't sound like it's going to draw to a close any time soon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 11:12am DCE:

no, it does not
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 11:13am rsj:

is this the red tape song guy?
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:14am Claw!:

Nice. Well played, Chris.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:15am d¢ pät:

cracking me up in the office...why are rubber bands so funny??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 11:19am DCE:

Tor is good, I like Tor
  Mon. 12/22/14 11:20am Mark:

I never understood why Tor wasn't a big star like Slim Whitman.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:22am d¢ pät:

Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:23am Cecile:

Tor is about 50 times more frightening than Slim, maybe?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 11:24am PKNY:

"feel mighty fine, y'all, I've got music on my radio"

  Mon. 12/22/14 11:24am Mark:

Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:25am Joe B:

Bob and Ray finally got me in the Christmas spirit!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:26am Cecile:

those multiple deaths in his song kind of deflate the Christmas buzz. JMHO, YMMV,
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:27am Chris M.:

@Joe B: i'm so glad to hear it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 11:28am Mike East:

this really is a spectacular xmas show, Chris. Good morning and good job.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:28am Chris M.:

thanks, Mike East!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 11:29am SeanG:

Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:29am Claw!:

Damn, Chris. Killer Xmas jamzz.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:31am Claw!:

I've now got a hankerin' for "Grandpa's Last Christmas."
  Mon. 12/22/14 11:31am KP:

Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:31am d¢ pät:

YEAH! one of my fave Xmas tunes, the WHO!!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:32am V Priceless:

  Mon. 12/22/14 11:32am paul:

This sounds different from the Tommy version.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:33am Chris M.:

@paul this is from Live at Hull 1970
@Claw! glad you're enjoying it
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:33am d¢ pät:

it's missing the HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA part.
  Mon. 12/22/14 11:34am paul:

I miss the hahahaha part.
  Mon. 12/22/14 11:36am paul:

Great selection of tunes, Chris.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:36am d¢ pät:

wow. never heard the PF tune...gulp...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 11:37am adrian in mpls:

ooooooo Mae!
  Mon. 12/22/14 11:37am Mark:

Wow Mae West, I didn't realize she had dementia at the end...
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:37am Claw!:

Mae West is going to fuck Santa, you guys.
  Mon. 12/22/14 11:38am jack:

she's a ho ho ho
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:38am d¢ pät:

sounds like it...
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:39am V Priceless:

I'm a sucker for the Charlie Brown Xmas record!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 11:39am adrian in mpls:

@Claw! - that comment just made me laugh waaaaay too loud for the office
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:40am Chris M.:

@Claw! wins comment of the day
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:43am Claw!:

*drops mic*
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 11:44am Marcel M:

Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:46am Cecile:

I thought it was Lena Horne on a ventilator for about three seconds.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:48am d¢ pät:

I knew if I went to get coffee and stopped off at the bathroom, when I got back this Shjips tune would still be going...
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:48am Claw!:

This version of O Tannenbaum is brilliant, tho. I really dig Wooden Shjips. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/22/14 11:49am Guido from Cologne:

Best version ever!
  Mon. 12/22/14 11:49am jack:

three card monte coming up :)
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:53am V Priceless:

Great program, Chris M.! Thanks and have a Very Merry!
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:53am Cecile:

ooh! Micah's show is really cool. And scary.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:54am d¢ pät:

I have to go eat Amsterdam Falafel. Thanks for the tunes Chris M. I feel better now.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:55am Claw!:

Thanks for the awesome Crimbus special, Chris! Very nicely done.
Avatar Mon. 12/22/14 11:56am Chris M.:

thanks everybody! mistletoe-ing outta here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 11:56am Grok-o-matic:

You're killin' it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/22/14 11:56am Marcel M:

Thanks Chris Merry Christmas!
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