Saturday, December 1, 2007


Every year they seem to cart out the Christmas decorations a bit earlier. It used to be that Christmas in July was a novel joke, but we're coming ever closer to extending the holiday hubbub that far in advance. Most respectable members of consumer culture hold off until after Thanksgiving. Me? I wait until December 1st. It seems fair. Let November have it's own holiday, let's not get caught up in the madness just as soon as we've loosened our belt buckles. Sure, I've done some shopping (online) in recent weeks, but that's the extent of it.

Part of my reason for waiting is the music. There is a seemingly infinite amount of Christmas music out there. And I enjoy roughly 7% of it. So it's also important for me to not wear out the novelty of those songs by listening to them for a month straight. In college I compiled a Christmas mix, and last year I went for a second round. For you, dear readers, I present the best of those volumes. Tracklist in comments. Enjoy!

Gonzo's Xmas Mix


Gonzo said...

1. The Beatles - Christmas Time (is here again)
2. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Christmas All Over Again
3. Chuck Berry - Run Run Rudolph
4. Booker T and the MGs - Jingle Bells
5. James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto
6. The Enchanters - Mambo Santa, Mambo
7. Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
8. Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means to Me
9. Prince - Another Lonely Christmas
10. Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
11. segue
12. T. Rex - Christmas Bop
13. The Sonics - Santa Claus
14. Shonen Knife - Space Christmas
15. Atom and His Package - What We Do on Christmas
16. The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)
17. The Raveonettes - The Christmas Song
18. The Carpenters - Merry Christmas, Darling
19. Chris Isaak - Mele Kalikimaka
20. Paul McCartney - Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime
21. Wham! - Last Christmas
22. Elton John - Step into Christmas
23. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Merry Christmas Baby
24. Bing Crosby/David Bowie - Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
25. John and Yoko - Happy Xmas (War is Over)

KrissyGo! said...

For realsies?! No Sheila E "Santa Baby" here?

Fine. I'll give you a copy.

Gonzo said...

Seriously. Toss that shit my way!