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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Salsoul Orchestra feat. Jocelyn Brown  You're all I want for christmas   Options Christmas Jollies II  Salsoul Records  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ramsey Lewis Trio  Mary Boy Child   Options 7" single  Chess/Cadet  0:03:55 (Pop‑up)
Vince Guaraldi  xmas time is here (DJ Spinna Flip)   Options     0:06:12 (Pop‑up)
Manhattans  Alone on New Years eve   Options 7"  cARNIVAL  0:10:16 (Pop‑up)
Binky Griptite  Stone Soul Christmas   Options 7"  Daptone Records  0:13:07 (Pop‑up)
Joe Shinall  Sock it to em Santa   Options     0:16:15 (Pop‑up)
Steve Gray  Snowman's Stomp   Options     0:18:13 (Pop‑up)
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings   8 days of Hannukah   Options It's A Holiday Soul Party  Daptone Records  0:20:39 (Pop‑up)
Rufus Thomas   I'll Be Your Santa Baby   Options 7"  Stax  0:25:45 (Pop‑up)
Milly & SIlly  Gettin down for xmas   Options 7"  Right-On Records  0:28:30 (Pop‑up)
Marvin Gaye  Christmas in the city   Options You're the Man  Motown/Universal Records  0:31:58 (Pop‑up)
Kid Creole and the Coconuts  Christmas on Riverside drive   Options 7"  Ze Records  0:36:22 (Pop‑up)
Chris Rea  Driving Home from Christmas (Keljet Merry Christmas edit)   Options     0:39:38 (Pop‑up)
The Stairsteps  Snow   Options S/T  Buddah Records  0:52:15 (Pop‑up)
Desmond Dekker & the Aces  Christmas Day   Options 7"  Pyramid  0:55:50 (Pop‑up)
Reuben Anderson  Christmas time again   Options 7"  Doctor Bird  0:58:55 (Pop‑up)
Alton Ellis  Christmas coming   Options 7"  Studio One  1:01:03 (Pop‑up)
Jacob Miller  Deck the Halls   Options 12"  Jam Sounds  1:03:23 (Pop‑up)
The Maytals  Chrstmas feeling   Options 7"  R & B  1:08:24 (Pop‑up)
The Heptones  Christmas Time   Options 7"  Studio One  1:10:45 (Pop‑up)
The Silvertones  Bling Bling Christmas   Options Christmas Greetings from Studio One (V/A)  Heartbeat / Studio One  1:12:59 (Pop‑up)
Mittoo, Jackie & Bagga/Pablove Black  After Christmas   Options Studio one Scorchers Vol 2  Soul Jazz Records  1:16:23 (Pop‑up)
Roy Richards  Jingle Bells   Options Xmas greetings from Studio One  Studio One  1:24:46 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Clarke  I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus   Options 7"  Total Sounds  1:27:23 (Pop‑up)
Alton Ellis & the Lipsticks  Merry Merry Christmas   Options 7"  Giant  1:30:03 (Pop‑up)
Frank Cosmo  Merry Christmas   Options 7"  Island  1:31:50 (Pop‑up)
Hopeton Lewis  Peace on earth   Options     1:34:28 (Pop‑up)
Al and The Vibrators  Merry Christmas   Options 7"  Coxsone Records  1:36:16 (Pop‑up)
Alton Ellis  Praise Jah it's christmas   Options Xmas greetings from Studio one  Heartbeat / Studio One  1:38:27 (Pop‑up)
Freddie Mcgregor  Irie Christmas   Options Sir Coxson's Family Album Christmas Stylee  Studio One  1:40:48 (Pop‑up)
Toots & the Maytals  Happy Christmas   Options 7"  Jaguar  1:45:50 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Osbourne  Xmas stylee   Options     1:49:14 (Pop‑up)
Jacob Miller & Ray I  All I want for Ismas   Options Ital Christmas  Top Ranking  1:53:59 (Pop‑up)
Rotary Connection  Peace at last   Options 7"  Chess/Cadet  2:04:23 (Pop‑up)
H-Town  Knockin boots for Christmas   Options Christmas at Luke's House  Luke Records  2:07:01 (Pop‑up)
Carla Thomas  All I Want for Christmas Is You   Options 7"  Atlantic  2:11:43 (Pop‑up)
Carlos Argentinos  A los reyes Magos   Options Navidades Con La Sonara  Seeco  2:13:44 (Pop‑up)
Daz-I-Kue feat. Rasiyah  Midnight Clear   Options Coming Home  Stereo Deluxe  2:16:36 (Pop‑up)
Charles Bevel  Black Santa Claus   Options 7"  A & M  2:21:23 (Pop‑up)
The Sweet Inspirations  Every day will be like a holiday   Options 7"  Atlantic  2:25:06 (Pop‑up)
Margie Joseph  Christmas gift   Options Soul Christmas  Rhino  2:27:25 (Pop‑up)
Charles Brown  Please Come Home for Christmas   Options 7"  King Records  2:30:06 (Pop‑up)
Solomon Burke  Presents for Christmas   Options 7"  Atlantic Records  2:32:57 (Pop‑up)
Sunny & the Sunliners  I want to come home for Christmas   Options 7"  Key-Loc  2:36:00 (Pop‑up)
Helene Smith  Willing and Able   Options Eccentric Soul: The Deep CIty Label  Numero Group  2:37:46 (Pop‑up)
Bob Seger & the Last Heard  Sock it to me santa   Options 7"  Cameo-Parkway Records  2:40:17 (Pop‑up)
The Beginning of the End  Gee Whiz It's Christmas   Options 7"  Alston Records  2:42:23 (Pop‑up)
Salsoul Orchestra  Christmas TIme   Options Christmas Jollies  Salsoul Records  2:45:18 (Pop‑up)
Thornetta Davis  Funky Drummer boy   Options 7"  Sub Pop Records  2:49:07 (Pop‑up)
Bill Withers  Wintertime   Options Menagerie  Columbia Records  2:52:54 (Pop‑up)
Jan Bradley  Christmas TIme   Options 7"  Hootenanny  2:56:13 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

  12:03pm Andres:

Christmas Duane! The greatest gift!
Avatar 12:03pm northguineahills:

Well, that was the closest I've gotten to an ISB funky xmas remix.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm common:

Happy happy Duane and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Richard S:

Hello! Happy [insert name of holiday here]!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm spodiodi:

thanks, Duane. to you and everyone else too
Avatar 12:06pm Duane:

Happly Holidays WFMU and Duane Train Family! Hope you're happy and feeling loved today
Avatar 12:08pm Jshatan:

Merry merry happy happy! Gift giving will be funky this year - I move to have Christmas on Wednesday next year, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm adampsyche:

Dancing in the Antarctic Circle! Happy day everyone and thanks Duane for pulling us through!
Avatar 12:09pm northguineahills:

Vince Guarldi mix we needed but don't deserve, gracias!
  12:09pm SeanG:

love ya Duane! merry christmas and happy new year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm alanr:

Dear Mr. DJ: I request permission to NOT listen to your show today. Not being a Christian, this was always an alienating time for me, and the music of this season is, shall I say, somewhat repulsive emotionally for me. But I speak only for myself. So, I look forward to the future gems of broadcast that you do.....thank you, Duane. You're doing a great service, but today it is for others....Now, I need to find a Chinese restaurant in order to fulfill my cultural obligations!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm patrick321:

Happy Christmas, Duane. I'm enjoying this very much.
Avatar 12:13pm Duane:

alanr: you are dismissed:) have a wonderful day!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm alanr:

You're the man! Happiness to all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm spodiodi:

have an eggroll for me, please
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm adampsyche:

lol @ "you are dismissed". have a great day alanr!
Avatar 12:17pm northguineahills:

@adampsyche: So, I guess you're south of O'Higgins Land (Tierre de O'Higgins), as most of that peninsula is north of the Antarctic Circle...
Avatar 12:19pm northguineahills:

I'm as atheist as it comes. and hate trad xmas music (coming from fundie family), but Duane does this shit correct, as per usual.... Thanks again, Duane!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm adampsyche:

@northguine ahills you are correct, at Anvers Island near Potter Station. We moved I guess since this morning.
  12:23pm JakeGould:

Woo! Thanks for the Hanukkah tunes, Duane.
  12:25pm JakeGould:

@alanr: Haha! Alan is missing this. Enjoy your egg roll, Alan!
Avatar 12:25pm northguineahills:

@adampsyche: ice floes (and glaciers) gotta flow....
Avatar 12:25pm Martinibomb:

Hey Duane Train and fellow listeners
  12:26pm Garee of the Tropics:

"Stone Soul X-mas" is X-lax for the soul. On Daptone?
  12:29pm SeanG:

memphis style
Avatar 12:30pm northguineahills:

@Jake: To answer your question from the other day, I'm still working at UPS, and even though I'm 20 years older then most employees, I have the best metrics (I'm a former athlete, both soccer and middle distance running, a decade ago), So, they want me full time and want to fast track me to management. However, I'm so exhausted after every shift, I can't apply to GIS jobs, or write art, music, or poetry. So, I'll see....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm adampsyche:

@northguine ahills we're at 64°33′S 63°35′W. Whatever I'm just happy for a taste of Wednesday tho it's 2 pm instead of noon :)
Avatar 12:38pm northguineahills:

@adam: I'm a geographer, so, I know you're a hair above the Antarctic Circle, less then 290 km)
  12:40pm Tennessee Jeb:

Christmas Duane Train yea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm adampsyche:

Neat! I don't know how that stuff works and it sounds like an awesome gig. I just know that there was a celebration when we hit it but presently at Palmer Station
Antarctica
maps.app.goo.gl...
  12:42pm queems:

merry xmas duane & all!!
  Swag For Life Member 12:50pm campground:

I just had this vision that the guy in 'Driving Home for Christmas' actually died on the highway 30 years ago but hasn't accepted it so now he's a ghost, endlessly driving, and singing, and now I'm sad
  12:50pm Eli:

We're listening at 157th and RSD! Merry Christmas!
  12:53pm SeanG:

hell yeah Duane, time to blaze!
Avatar 12:54pm Duane:

Hell yeah Eli!!!!
  12:56pm gauche knee:

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah &/or just a chill Wednesday with sick tunes to one & all!
  12:57pm The Butterman:

Duane, you read my mind, bein’ all irie as I am hanging outside with the kid and his new loot.
Avatar 1:01pm northguineahills:

@Adam: look at Antarctica, but most of the world is on fire (PB World map 2019: i.redd.it...

Actually, it's a good look how tre effed this world is if anyone is curious....
  1:04pm ZeeBee:

Happy holiday everyone! thank you for all you do Duane! My family is enjoying the show around the fire!!
Avatar 1:05pm B/wad:

Merry Christmas from cold & rainy Tel Aviv...where I'm nestled warmly indoors, working on my pottery and with you all in spirit.
Avatar 1:05pm khd:

thx for spinning, it's been a great soundtrack to my xmas morn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm SeanG:

IRIE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Richard S:

This is better than Christmas with family members I don't much care for.....almost!
Avatar 1:15pm northguineahills:

The one thing that sucks about Orlando, is that I can only find decent Caribbean food 30 mins away....(at least there is an authentic Oaxacan eatery 2 blocks away.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Michael 98145:

Bling!
Avatar 1:20pm northguineahills:

@B/wad: חנוכה שמח!
Avatar 1:21pm northguineahills:

Missed this Soul Jazz comp, everything they do is complete!
Avatar 1:23pm Jshatan:

You're so right, northguineahills! I just picked up 600%Dynamite and it was fire!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Michael 98145:

Thank you... really enjoying this.
  1:28pm Saasha Foo:

Merry Christmas!!!! My family and I are listening to this wonderful present!!!?
  1:29pm Saasha Foo:

!!!!
  1:30pm Mike Wolf:

first time hearing accordion in a reggae tune
Avatar 1:30pm northguineahills:

@Jshatan: I highly recommend to blindly buy anything from that label. I got a Georgian, the country, (Orthodox Church) rec from Soul Jazz of liturgical chorales from monks, and it also blew me away...
Avatar 1:31pm northguineahills:

Johnny Clarke!
Avatar 1:33pm Duane:

thank you Saasha!!!
  1:34pm Andres:

Loving Christmas in the islands! It's keeping us warm on an overcast slushy Canadian day here in southwest Ontario.
Avatar 1:34pm northguineahills:

My xmas just got weird, my brother had the golf channel on, and a doc on Devo(Mark Mothersbough) w/ Chichi Rodriguez (Pro golfer) just came on....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Richard S:

Curious.... Is the Polar Express being replaced by the Duane Train today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Michael 98145:

We are devo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@ngh - Oh, cool. I've heard of him. youtu.be...
Avatar 1:39pm northguineahills:

ok, this is so bizarre (w/ Duane's sndtrk!), time to spark some cheeb...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Kat in Chicago:

It's great to hear you today, Duane. Thanks for coming in with a bagful of joy! Not able to listen or comment to WFMU most daytimes lately due to work, but I'm still around and catching up on the archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm mb:

Chi Chi is the man! Have not heard that name in a minute.

Joyous holidays to you and yours Duane. Thanks for showing up with the deep cut Christmas hits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Yes:

i love reggae christmas!
Avatar 1:44pm northguineahills:

@Ken:WKRP was before my time, but I saw every episode in syndication...

I dated a girl that had Mark Mothersbough open at her gallery showing his art postcards. He's a standup human citizen....

What Yes said....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Michael 98145:

yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Kat in Chicago:

My new word for today is "collie"
  1:57pm Mike Wolf:

here for Chalice Christmas thanku as always Duane
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm spodiodi:

so nice
Avatar 2:00pm northguineahills:

Polar Bear Club party in attendance!.....(poles represent?)
Avatar 2:01pm khd:

awesome set :D
Avatar 2:02pm northguineahills:

damn, I want some callaloo, now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Richard S:

@northguineahills: I AM POLISH! I represent!!!
  2:04pm Tennessee Jeb:

Fun show!
Avatar 2:04pm Jeff Moore:

Now added to the canon of holiday traditions with figgy puddding and caroling:

The Christmas Patois!
Avatar 2:04pm northguineahills:

@Richard: south, (figuratively) north, and Polska, Kurwa!
Avatar 2:04pm khd:

have a good one duane, thanks again
Avatar 2:05pm northguineahills:

Jeff put it perfect....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm spodiodi:

really great irie xmas show, Duane!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm spodiodi:

(or segment -- it's all great though :) thanks
  2:06pm Dan from Delco:

Merry Christmas Duane Train!
  2:07pm johnzo:

I appreciate you Duane! Hard to imagine you not motivated, you always seem so positive & full of energy... Im sure you’re not always, like anyone else, but you do a great job of faking it at least?! jest messin’ you da man! merpy chrizmahanukwanzadan!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DB7b8MFHlvg
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Kat in Chicago:

Santa smokes mistletoe???
Avatar 2:12pm Duane:

Kzt: I know the Elves do! And Rudolph's nose ain't the only body part that's red all the time!!
  2:13pm Pablo Smith:

H-Town, the group that The Jackson 5 could have been
Avatar 2:14pm northguineahills:

I see (hear) that, Pablo....
Avatar 2:17pm northguineahills:

any xmas cumbias? ( I have some)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm Kat in Chicago:

The collie is gonna be legal here next month, but as a person who works in finance I'm still subject to possible drug testing. frowny face.
  2:22pm Mike tp:

feeling midnight clear....
Avatar 2:24pm northguineahills:

@Kat: I thought it was legalized in Dec in IL.....
Avatar 2:25pm northguineahills:

Now this is xmas done proper, danks, duane!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm Blues Mandinga:

Ea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Kat in Chicago:

@ngh 1/1/20
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm SeanG:

incredible show , thanks so much Duane for doing what you do
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Gaylord Fields:

Sock it to me, Duane! This show has been the Christmas gift that keeps on giving! Merry and happy to you and yours!
Avatar 2:44pm Duane:

Thank you Gaylord! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks for the tunes!
  2:55pm Andres:

Thank You, Duane! All the best to you and fellow passengers on the Train. We'll be listening in the New Year!
Avatar 2:55pm Duane:

You're very welcome Handy Haversack!
Avatar 2:55pm Duane:

Thank you Andres
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Kat in Chicago:

Thanks Duane, that was a soulful sleigh ride indeed
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