Friday, December 08, 2006

for those about to rock...

as requested, here is the track listing for my xmas cd from last year. i should mention that i do have a couple of rules when i make my tape/cd.

1. a song can only be represented once on the tape/cd. (ie.. only one version of "jingle bells' per year)
2. only one appearance per artist is usually allowed. short spoken messages are not included so the artist can also have a song on as well as a message.
3. once a track has made an appearance, it gets retired and doesn't appear again.

since last year was the first year for the cd, all songs were ruled eligible.

each year tape/cd has a different good/bad name.

trad side.

1. jingle bells (greetings from esquivel!) - esquivel!
2. baby, it's cold outside - dean martin
3. sugar rum cherry (dance of the sugar plum fairy) - duke ellington
4. mambo santa mambo - the enchanters
5. a party for santa claus - lord nelson
6. rudolph the red-nosed reindeer - the cadillacs
7. linus and lucy - vince guaraldi trio
8. you're a mean one, mr. grinch - thurl ravenscroft
9. here comes santa claus - elvis presley
10. rockin' around the christmas tree - partridge family
11. winter wonderland - aretha franklin
12. have yourself a merry little christmas - ella fitzgerald
13. go tell it on the mountain - mahalia jackson
14. who took the merry out of christmas? - staple sisters
15. we wanna see santa do the mambo - bill darnell & the smith brothers
16. christmas kisses - ray anthony
17. papa noel - brenda lee
18. santa looked a lot like daddy - buck owens
19. santa's beard - the beach boys
20. christmas time's a-coming - emmylou harris
21. i won't decorate your christmas tree - loretta lynn
22. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas - bing crosby
23. mistletoe and holly - frank sinatra
24. o little town of bethlehem - willie nelson
25. joy to the world - patty loveless (duet with jon randall)
26. god rest ye merry, gentlemen - t-bone burnett
27. what are you doing new years eve? - mary margaret o'hara
28. blue christmas - johnny cash
29. silver bells - merle haggard
30. christmas is a-comin' (may god bless you) - lorne greene

rad side

1. holiday message - johnny cash
2. feliz navi-nada - el vez
3. captain morgan's rum - ddt
4. don't believe in christmas - the sonics
5. back door santa - jet
6. christmas (baby, please come home) - new bomb turks
7. i did it for the toys - dance hall crashers
8. santa's got a gto - ramonas
9. twelve days - the dino martinis
10. clint frostwood - chillaz
11. little drummer boy - dandy warhols
12. fairytale of new york - the pogues
13. christmas - the posies
14. silent night - the dickies
15. father christmas - the kinks
16. stepping into christmas - the wedding present
17. always after christmas, boring - the sixth great lake
18. first snow of the year - hawksley workman
19. kidnap the sandy claus - paul reubens, catherine o'hara, and danny elfman
20. santa's pissed off - andy dick and the bitches of the century
21. merry christmas (i don't want to fight tonight) - ramones
22. the christmas song - the raveonettes
23. hooray for santa claus (theme from "santa claus conquers the martians") - sloppy seconds
24. run, run rudolph - humpers
25. xmas eve (she got up and left me) - rancid
26. homeless for christmas - black halos
27. auld lang syne (adios from esquivel!) - esquivel!


mellowlee said...

Oh wow! Thanks so much for posting! It looks like a GREAT CD set. I bet everyone who got one loves it. :)

Toccata said...

Holy Shazam! That is some list. You weren't kidding when you said you were a major collector of Christmas Music. That was one incredible gift you made and gave there.

Allison said...

Wow, Toccata's right, you were not joking, you take Christmas listening very seriously.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hokey smokes! Now that's a list!

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

yah, it was pretty insane last year. this year, it will hopefully be less intense.