Xmas 2017 Mix

For the first time in maybe two or three years, I am listening to more than just a couple of Xmas songs. I haven’t been feeling it the last couple of Xmases (I’m still not, if I’m to be completely honest), so watching my usual batch of Xmas movies (It’s a Wonderful Life, Scrooged, The Ref, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, 1941, and especially Bad Santa (the director’s cut, of course) has been about as much as I have been willing to do.

Now and then I have made Xmas mixtapes or mixdiscs, but have not really made an effort in that direction for a few years now. A couple of days ago, I did make a mix that I could dub to cassette and play in the car (the CD player hasn’t worked for a couple of years now, so I listen to cassettes instead), but did not put together a proper mix this year until today.

Here it is:

Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy—David Bowie & Bing Crosby
My Christmas Card to You—The Partridge Family
I Want You for Christmas—Cheap Trick
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town—Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Anti-Christmas (demo)—Plastics
Xmas at Kmart—Root Boy Slim
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas—Gayla Peevey
Winter Wonderland—Peggy Lee
I’d Like You for Christmas—Julie London
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve—Nancy Wilson
Everybody’s Waitin’ for the Man with the Bag (Thunderball mix)—Kay Starr
Silver Bells—Kristin Chenoweth
The Christmas Song—Barbra Streisand
I’ll Be Home for Christmas—Diana Krall
Christmas Time Is Here—Barry Manilow
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas—Tracey Thorn
The Coventry Carol—Mediaeval Baebes
It Doesn’t Often Snow at Christmas—Pet Shop Boys
Christmas in Hollis—Run-DMC
X’mas Day in the Next Life—Smooth Ace

Total playing time: 1 hr 17 min 40 sec

(19 December 2017)