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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
greg lake  i believe in father christmas   Options 7"  manticore  1975      0:00:00 ()
plum crazy (w/dave edmunds)  jingle bells / run run rudolph   Options va-christmas at the patti 2x10"  ua  1972      0:03:04 ()
the salsoul orchestra  you're all i want for christmas   Options christmas jollies ii  salsoul  1981      0:05:53 ()
tra la la  everybody christmastime   Options falala-la-la... with tralala  audika  2005      0:09:35 ()
the crossfires  santa and the sidewalk surfer   Options out of control  sundazed        0:11:28 ()
the ravers  (it's gonna be a) punk rock christmas   Options           0:13:41 ()
billy squier  christmas is the time to say i love you   Options 12"  capitol        0:16:57 ()
 
kris rodgers & the gems  can't spend another christmas (without you)   Options a dirty gems christmas  self-released  2014      0:25:19 ()
untamed youth  santa's gonna shut em down   Options untamed melodies  norton  1996      0:29:39 ()
team 9  looks like rain, dear   Options va-we wish you a merry christmash  half inch  2004      0:30:23 ()
the wildebeests  rudolph's ruin   Options 7"  norton        0:34:12 ()
yarbrough & peoples   christmas dreams   Options va-a total experience christmas  total experience  1984      0:36:00 ()
 
royal purple  purple snowflakes   Options           0:44:08 ()
cathy harrington  sha la la   Options va-christmas time: the db's and friends  collector's choice  2006  orig early/mid-80s    0:46:51 ()
elton john  step into christmas   Options 7"  mca  1973      0:50:09 ()
c-bank orchestra  christmas in the house medley   Options christmas is in the house  next plateau  1987      0:54:39 ()
ursula 1000  linus n lucy ext   Options     2006      1:00:48 ()
 
whirling dervishes  you're a mean one mr. grinch   Options grinch cd ep  continuum  1994      1:09:47 ()
the empty hearts  it's christmastime   Options digital single        *   1:11:22 ()
the o'jays  christmas ain't christmas new year's ain't new year's without the one you love   Options 7"  phila. int'l  1973      1:15:09 ()
the dirtbombs  my last christmas   Options if you don't already have a look  in the red  2005      1:17:22 ()
future wife  i'm spending christmas alone   Options digital single  self-re  2010  available for free download here    1:19:47 ()
 
david bowie/bing crosby  peace on earth/little drummer boy   Options va-just can't get enough: new wave xmas  rhino        1:33:06 ()
donnie iris  introduction/angels we have heard on high   Options ah! leluiah!  primary  2010      1:35:34 ()
angel  the christmas song   Options anthology  casablanca        1:42:31 ()
trolley  holiday/christmas in the marketplace   Options star ot wonder  easter  1997      1:46:23 ()
the royal guardsmen  snoopy's christmas   Options 7"  laurie        1:49:15 ()
 
the guitars  don't believe in christmas   Options a very guitars christmas  the guitars  2009      1:57:44 ()
the guitars  a visit from santa's elves   Options a very guitars christmas  the guitars  2009      1:59:01 ()
the guitars  sleigh ride   Options a very guitars christmas  the guitars  2009      2:00:21 ()
the guitars  the north pole / rusty's lament   Options a very guitars christmas      It's on Bandcamp as a name-your-price download, btw.    2:03:15 ()
the guitars  christmas (baby please come home)   Options a very guitars christmas  the guitars  2009      2:06:11 ()
the guitars  a jovial thanks from the jolly one   Options a very guitars christmas  the guitars  2009      2:08:27 ()
the guitars  run, rudolph, run   Options a very guitars christmas  the guitars  2009      2:09:16 ()
 
slade  merry xmas everybody   Options 7"  polydor        2:13:45 ()
glam chops  baby jesus was the first glam rocker   Options digital single  self-released  2009      2:16:59 ()
the db's  home for the holidays   Options 12"  irs  1987      2:21:00 ()
basement 5  last white christmas   Options 1965-1980  antilles  1980      2:23:44 ()
the swingin' neckbreakers  santa claus ain't comin' this year   Options 7"  norton  1999      2:28:23 ()
 
hanson  everybody knows the claus   Options snowed in  mercury  1997  ahem    2:34:15 ()
the mysteroids  santa claus is comin' to town   Options 7"  superville  1981      2:39:29 ()
funk machine  soul santa   Options va-in the christmas groove  strut  2009      2:42:03 ()
the kinks  father christmas   Options 7"  arista  1977      2:45:26 ()
 
dion  santa claus is comin' to town   Options rock n' roll christmas  the right stuff  1993      2:51:01 ()
big star  jesus christ   Options 7"  aura  1978      2:55:55 ()
 

Listener comments!

  Wed. 12/21/16 9:04pm Stevel:

Good evening to all and best wishes to you all. efd, thanks for another year of great radio and entirely agreeable company. Hope your cats got you something good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:05pm common:

always loved that greg lake xmas song when i was a kid. loved the way hell echoooooed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:05pm Uncle Michael:

Play all of Christmas at the Patti!
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 9:06pm glenn:

snowy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:06pm JakeGould:

Ho! Ho! Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:07pm steve:

yes!
  Wed. 12/21/16 9:08pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Classy start with Greg Lake. May he rest well. And I love the background animation on the comments list. As long as I don't have to shovel it, I love it!
  Wed. 12/21/16 9:08pm EL:

Never miss it. Ready to get Christmas started.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:09pm fleep:

Greetings. Season's, that is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:12pm JakeGould:

I actually really like this “Everybody Christmastime” ditty.
  Wed. 12/21/16 9:16pm Stevel:

Punk Rock Christmas. My first ever Rhino product! The red and green vinyl is Divine.
Avatar    Wed. 12/21/16 9:18pm Roberto:

Love this BS! (Billy Squier)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:18pm Uncle Michael:

It's just not Christmas without Billy Squier.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:19pm JakeGould:

This was the B-side to “My Kinda Lover?” Mama mia!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:20pm melinda:

UM I was just thinking the same thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:21pm JakeGould:

Santa is my kinda lover! Hubba hubba!
  Wed. 12/21/16 9:21pm BriJet:

Hi Evan!!! Merry Xmas!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:23pm fleep:

SHUT THE DAMN DOOR
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:23pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Greetings, Christmas fans!
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 9:24pm geezerette:

MOOOOO-Y WOOFNESS!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:27pm melinda:

This snow is trippy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:29pm Uncle Michael:

I'm pretty jazzed that EFD has a copy of Christmas at the Patti.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:29pm melinda:

What is Christmas at the Patti?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:30pm JakeGould:

Santa is gonna shop them down because there can only ever be one all powerful white guy keeping tabs on who is naughty or nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:32pm JakeGould:

SHUT! SHUT them down… Stupid spellcheck.
  Wed. 12/21/16 9:34pm Michael from the Left Coast:

nice Easybeats sample!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:34pm Uncle Michael:

Melinda:

en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:38pm efd:

hey everyone! Finding myself a little technically overwhelmed in the early going here, but happy to see you all and read your comments! Thanks for listening!
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 9:39pm geezerette:

There's a drift of snow beneath my laptop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:41pm Uncle Michael:

That can't really be Ozzy. I understood every word.
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 9:43pm geezerette:

More eggnog!!!
Avatar    Wed. 12/21/16 9:45pm Danne D:

Yay :) Season's Greetings Everyone! :)
Thank you EFD! And especially thank you for leading off with Greg Lake (RIP)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:45pm Uncle Michael:

I've never heard Purple Snowflakes covered before!
  Wed. 12/21/16 9:46pm Liz B.:

Mamacita! Digging the show!
  Wed. 12/21/16 9:50pm jon:

amazing show efd
  Wed. 12/21/16 9:53pm andrew:

RE sir elton, what about the bearded weird?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:54pm chad from oregon:

I feel like a monster at times for letting it take so long for me to realize and accept just how great Elton is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:56pm efd:

JUST ACCEPT IT CHAD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:56pm efd:

hey Liz! Uncle Michael, you'll have to ask Mike Sin about that choice the next time you see him.
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 9:56pm geezerette:

Hey look...eight TINY reindeer!
Well, they were here a second ago...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 9:57pm steve:

wow, never heard of this christmas house comp before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 9:58pm efd:

@steve, it's a recent addition to the efd holiday library as well. First year on the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 10:02pm JakeGould:

Oh… My… GOD! SO AMAZING! Thank you EFD and Ursula 1000!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:03pm melinda:

I like the Linus n Lucy ext
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 10:04pm geezerette:

what Jake said.
what melinda said.
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:04pm Julie M Brooklyn:

I always wished I could play this on the piano. But then, I never did learn to play the piano.
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:04pm Stevel:

Ursula 1000 is genius. And, getting better!

"I gotta rock." Holy fuck!
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:10pm Danne D:

you could always set your laptop on the piano and play it, Julie ;)
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:11pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Heh!
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 10:12pm Chop Scott:

EFD! Happy cheers to you my friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 10:13pm efd:

thank you Scott! And the very same to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:22pm melinda:

I'm spending Christmas alone, too!
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:23pm Stevel:

Is Future Wife still making music? They're always great.
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:23pm Danne D:

Hi Melinda :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:24pm melinda:

hi Danne!
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:24pm Stevel:

Good for you, Melinda! Sounds really good some years.
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 10:28pm geezerette:

A++
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:28pm Uncle Michael:

Sorry, Thurl Ravenscroft always wins.
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:29pm Stevel:

I'll need to look into this more, re. Young Jean Lee.

http://youngjeanlee.org/about/
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:30pm Stevel:

UM: Yes, but it's such a note-perfect take. But, yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:32pm Ken From Hyde Park:

On Saturday evening, Tamar fills in for Rob and Ira fills in for Pat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 10:36pm efd:

thanks KenfHP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 10:37pm efd:

I can't argue with any Thurl is better opinions either.
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 10:37pm Tome:

snow snow lyea yea Happy Christmas !!
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:38pm EL:

Here we go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 10:39pm efd:

literal LOL, EL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:39pm Uncle Michael:

I'm going to lie down. Please don't play the only Christmas song I'm playing on Friday. But if you do, please play it twice...so I know I'm not dreaming it.

night all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:40pm Uncle Michael:

Final thought: Has Killdozer made a Christmas album?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 10:41pm efd:

oh, I don't know the answer to that!

And I doubt I'll play the Christmas song you're planning to play, but you never know!
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 10:42pm geezerette:

Visions of sugar plums, UM. Whatever those are.
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:42pm EL:

I tune in for the hits, efd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:45pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Funny how Donne Iris (the "Ah! Leah!" singer) has the album Ah! Leluiah! ...Catchy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 10:46pm efd:

probably my 2nd favorite Christmas album title ever.
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:47pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Evan, you no doubt know the Christmas song I want to hear, but I don't know if it fits in with the rhythm of the rest of the playlist. I'm having fun listening nonetheless. I've heard a lot of good stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 10:49pm efd:

Julie, is there a John Cale Christmas song I'm not thinking of?
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:50pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Ummmm, based on a Dylan Thomas poem?
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 10:51pm Tome:

yea !!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 10:51pm efd:

oh right! Yeah I think you might be on your own with that one. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:51pm chad from oregon:

Did he sing that Snoopy was in search for Devo?
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:51pm Danne D:

Yay Snoopy and the Red Baron !!! My favorite :D
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 10:53pm Tome:

dare I say Jethro T*** (,,, ducks ... )
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:53pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Yah, my Cale can be somber at times that are boisterous. But I like this Snoopy song too!
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:55pm Marc15:

1967
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:56pm chad from oregon:

1977
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:57pm chad from oregon:

...for Bowie/Crosby
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 10:57pm chad from oregon:

He was promoting "Heroes"
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:57pm Danne D:

Yayayay
  Wed. 12/21/16 10:59pm Marc15:

David Bowie and Bing Crosby was 1982
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 11:01pm efd:

see this is why I wasn't sure myself.
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:01pm Marc15:

Recorded in 1977
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:01pm Danne D:

These elves sound like Scharpling's impression of elves when talking about Game Of Thrones :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 11:02pm efd:

hahaha Danne!
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:03pm Marc15:

Bowie and Bing was Released in 1982
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 11:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

If listener Holly from NC is listening, I'm hoping she is enjoying a warm and happy Christmas season.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 11:05pm efd:

hear hear, Ken!
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:10pm geezerette:

Vanilla Berry
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:15pm Danne D:

I hope we hear Hanson tonight before its too late :/
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 11:16pm efd:

oh you'll hear Hanson alright.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 11:17pm efd:

first song of the next set, how's that?
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:17pm Danne D:

Yay :) so much for the false drama I was building ;)
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:18pm Veronica (OG):

Love the Christmas special and the snow background! This year the holidays feel bittersweet...I finally got around to watching the WFMU doc last night...nice to see the DJs are actually real humans ;-)
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:18pm spodiodi:

Enjoying the show very much, EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 11:19pm melinda:

Digging the glam chops.
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:19pm P:

Baby Jesus was the first glam rocker sounds like this is the day by The The
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:19pm Danne D:

not one but both of my forearma appear in that documentary, Veronica :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 11:20pm melinda:

@Veronica: I've been holding out for a local screening but I think I will just watch online.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 11:20pm efd:

Everyone needs to be prepared for Hanson, because it will blow them away if they're not ready.
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:20pm Danne D:

Spodiodi :)
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:20pm Veronica (OG):

@Danne D hahaha @ melinda, yeah it's definitely worth it.
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:22pm still b/p:

The Magi are always nicely glammy as figurines...with a little Sun Ra and Carnac thrown in too.
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:23pm Danne D:

This is true, EFD :)
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:24pm Veronica (OG):

@melinda p.s.-it's streaming now on Netflix.
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:25pm JakeGould:

Basement 5!
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:25pm spodiodi:

Aloha, Danne D!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/21/16 11:29pm melinda:

I'm ready to be blown away by Hanson.
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:35pm Danne D:

THE CLAWS!!!
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:35pm EL:

NOW IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:37pm geezerette:

! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 11:37pm efd:

DON'T FORGET THE DONUTS MOTHEREFFERS!!!1!
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:38pm Danne D:

:D
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:38pm still b/p:

If only Bing had lived another 20 years so he coulda done a number with the boys.
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:38pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Merry Christmas, Evan, and all you listeners.
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:38pm geezerette:

Powdered.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 11:39pm jmd:

You can't spell Christmas without some of the letters in 'Hanson'. Perfect!
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:39pm spodiodi:

Soulful.
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:42pm geezerette:

Gotta borrow some stollen.
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:47pm DJ E:

Forget the haters. Hanson is awesome pop-rock.
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:48pm DJ E:

actually never listened that closely to this song. some extreme parts to it.
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:49pm Danne D:

yeah
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:51pm emily:

EFD Xmas 4ever
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:53pm Danne D:

Thanks for another magical Christmas show Evan! and I hope you and everyone tuned in have a wonderful holiday season :)
  Wed. 12/21/16 11:53pm One Horse Open Clay:

Ev! Love the snow effect and the show. Awesome as always. Happiest of Holidays to you and your loyal listeners! Ho x 3!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/21/16 11:55pm efd:

haha, love the screen name Clay! And right backatcha!
Avatar Wed. 12/21/16 11:57pm geezerette:

Merry,Happy!, EFD and funky people.
Thanks for all the snow!
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