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Because nobody demanded it, here's my Christmas playlist* on iTunes. Album titles are in italics, individual tracks are in artist - title format. Album tracks are not listed except for various artists compilations. Comments are in brackets:
  • Abney Park - Carol of the Bells
  • Béla Fleck & the Flecktones Jingle All the Way
  • Bob Rivers - Walkin' 'Round in Women's Underwear
  • Bob Rivers - Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Fire
  • The Bomboras - Lil' Drummer Boy
  • California Guitar Trio Christmas Album [The CGT are disciples of King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, playing surf-inspired guitar instrumental versions of mostly classical but some pop tunes]
  • Carla Bley Carla's Christmas Carols [Bley is an avant-garde jazz pianist and bandleader; this album is amazing]
  • Clockhammer - Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Commodore 64 - A Commodore Kind of Christmas [Christmas nerdcore rap]
  • Dale North, Mustin, Nate Cloud, The OneUps - Super Mario World Super Mario's Sleigh Ride OC ReMix
  • Danny Elfman - Scrooged: Main Titles - Show Time at IBC - Elliot Gives Blood - Walter Ablaze - Wild Cab Ride - Luncheonette - Asylum - Crematorium
  • Dave Brubeck A Dave Brubeck Christmas
  • Esquivel Merry Christmas from the Space-Age Bachelor Pad [hi-fi lounge]
  • The Flaming Lips - Christmas at the Zoo
  • Joe Meek Vampires, Cowboys, Spacemen & Spooks

    • The Fabulous Flee-Rekkers - Green Jeans
    • Roger LaVern & The Microns - Reindeer Ride
    • Roger LaVern & The Microns - Christmas Stocking

  • John Fahey - Christmas Medley: O Tannenbaum/Angels We Have Heard On High/Jingle Bells
  • Joseph Spance - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
  • Kick the Can Crew - Christmas Eve Rap [Japanese Christmas rapping!]
  • Los Straitjackets 'Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets [Christmas surf guitar]
  • Loudon Wainwright III - Suddenly It's Christmas
  • Moon Duo - Silver Bells
  • Pac-Man The Pac-Man Christmas Album [yes, you read that right]
  • The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
  • Red Peters - Holy Shit, It's Christmas
  • Rev Run - Santa Baby (feat. Mase, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Salt 'N Pepa, Onyx, Keith Murray)
  • Smashing Pumpkins & Radiohead - If There Is A God (Acoustic Christmas '98)
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers Christmas Caravan
  • Stan Kenton - What Is A Santa Claus
  • Sufjan Stevens - Christmas In The Room
  • Sufjan Stevens - O Holy Night
  • Sufjan Stevens - That was the Worst Christmas Ever!
  • Sufjan Stevens - It's Christmas! Let's Be Glad
  • Sufjan Stevens - Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time
  • Sufjan Stevens - Get Behind Me, Santa
  • Sy Mann Switched On Santa! [Christmoog]
  • The Vandals - Christmas Time For My Penis
  • The Vandals - A Gun For Christmas
  • The Vandals - My First Christmas (As A Woman)
  • Various Artists The American Song-Poem Christmas: Daddy, Is Santa Really Six Foot Four?:

    • Heather Noel - Santa Came on a Nuclear Missile
    • Bobbie Boyle With The Singers - Santa Claus Goes Modern
    • Norris the Troubadour, Seaboard Coastliners - Christmas Time Philosophy
    • Dick Kent with the Lancelots - A New Year's Dawning
    • Sisterhood - Rocking Disco Santa Claus
    • Stan Beard & The "Swinging Strings" - Snowbows
    • Bobbie Boyle With The MSR Singers - Randy, The Lil' Elf
    • Rodd Rogers - Maury, The Christmas Mouse
    • Randall Reed With The Forerunners - Peppermint Stick Man
    • Sisterhood - Christmas Treat, Peppermint
    • Kay Brown - Daddy, Is Santa Really Six Foot Four?
    • Rodd & The Librettos - How Do They Spend Christmas In Heaven?
    • Sisterhood - Ole Year Christmas
    • Gene Marshall - Evelyn Christmas
    • Rodd & Nita - Jolly, Jolly Santa Claus
    • Sonny Cash - Merry Christmas Polka
    • Rodd & Judy - Santa Fix My Toys For Christmas
    • Sisterhood - Baby, It's a Cold Night In December
    • Rod Rogers & The Librettos - Santa Claus Goes Modern
    • Cara Stewart With Lee Hudson Orchestra - The New Year Song
    • Teri Summers & the Librettos - Season's Greetings

  • Various Artists A Jazz Christmas:

    • Chet Baker and Ross Freeman - Winter Wonderland
    • Benny Green - Silent Night
    • Bobby Watson & Horizon - Vauncing Chimes
    • Dianne Reeves - A Merrier Christmas
    • Joey Calderazzo - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    • Kurt Elling - Cool Yule
    • Charlie Hunter - Christmas Time Is Here
    • Eliane Elias - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
    • Javon Jackson - Santa Baby
    • Count Basie and his Orchestra - Jingle Bells
    • John Hart - O Tannenbaum
    • Pat Martino - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

  • Various Artists Thunderdome: The Xmas Edition: [holiday happy hardcore techno]

    • The Prophet - Sick christmas
    • DJ Sim - What you can do for others
    • Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee - Brooklyn x-mas
    • Donner & Blitzen - Frosty's dance [actually samples the cartoon version of the song]
    • Adropin Project by Genlog - Silent night
    • Alec - Gloria in excelsis deo
    • Northpole gangster - Bethlehem riot
    • Critical mass - Let's be jolly
    • Buzz fuzz - ... And a wappie new year
    • The Silverbelly's - Santa comes tonight
    • Funny gabber freaks - A white x-mas
    • Scott Brown - Megaloid
    • PCP - Holy jungle mess
    • Ilsa Gold - Euter of Vienna
    • X-mess - X-bell
    • Simstim - Back to Bethlehem
    • Buzz fuzz - Christmas can be a bitch sometimes
    • 3 steps ahead - It's x-mas
    • The Prophet - Gabba bells

  • Various Artists A Very Indie Xmas:

    • The Walkmen - No Christmas While I'm Talking
    • Low - Silent Night
    • Bright Eyes and Friends - Silver Bells
    • Belle & Sebastian - Christmas Time Is Here
    • Of Montreal - Christmas Isn't Safe For Animals
    • Yo La Tengo - It's Christmas Time
    • Palace Songs - Christmastime In The Mountains
    • The Flaming Lips - A Change At Christmas (Say It Isn't So)
    • Aerogramme - Asthma Came Home For Xmas
    • Mark Kozelek - White Christmas
    • Melt Banana - White Christmas
    • Kind Of Like Spitting - Tyco Racing Set And A Christmas Story Fifteen Times
    • Save Ferris - Christmas Wrapping
    • Smashing Pumpkins - Christmastime
    • The Knife - Christmas Reindeer
    • Eels - Christmas Is Going To The Dogs
    • Weezer - The Christmas Song
    • Aislers Set - Christmas Song
    • Pedro the Lion - The First Noel
    • Jimmy Eat World - Last Christmas
    • Cocteau Twins - Frosty the Snowman [the tune remains the same, but in true Cocteau Twins fashion, the lyrics occasionally wander into glossolalia]
    • Destroyer - Every Christmas

  • Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Wesley Willis - Kris Kringle Was a Car Thief [technically not a Christmas song at all, but c'mon]
  • Wonderful World of Joey - What Sweet Child O' Mine Is this?
  • Wooden Shjips - O Tannenbaum
  • Various Artists The Edge of Christmas:

    • Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
    • Pat Benatar - Please Come Home For Christmas
    • The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
    • Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again
    • Bing Crosby & David Bowie - Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy [whose idea was this?]
    • Cocteau Twins - Winter Wonderland [not even trying to follow the lyrics this time]
    • The Smithereens - Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer
    • Dave Edmunds - Run Run Rudolph
    • Payolas - Christmas Is Coming
    • The Pogues - Fairytale of New York (feat. Kristy MacColl)
    • The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) [I think this is a different version]
    • The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping

  • Various Artists The Original Soul Christmas:

    • Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
    • King Curtis - The Christmas Song
    • Otis Redding - White Christmas
    • Joe Tex - I'll Make Everyday Christmas (For My Woman)
    • Booker T. & The MG's - Silver Bells
    • Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
    • Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby
    • Solomon Burke - Presents For Christmas
    • Booker T. & The MG's - Jingle Bells
    • William Bell - Everyday Will Be A Holiday
    • King Curtis - What Are you Doing New Year's Eve
    • Carla Thomas - All I Want For Christmas Is You
    • Ray Charles - Christmas Time
    • Booker T. & the MG's - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

  • Various Artists We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year!:

    • Jeff Scott Soto, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Chris Wyse, Ray Luzier - We Wish You A Merry X-Mas
    • Lemmy Kilmister, Billy F. Gibbons & Dave Grohl - Run Rudolph Run
    • Alice Cooper, John 5, Billy Sheehan, Vinny Appice - Santa Claws Is Coming To Town
    • Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Rudy Sarzo, Simon Wright - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [dunno why they credit everybody separately: this is Dio-era Black Sabbath]
    • Geoff Tate, Carlos Cavazo, James Lomenzo, Ray Luzier - Silver Bells
    • Dug Pinnick, George Lynch, Billy Sheehan, Simon Phillips - Little Drummer Boy
    • Tim 'Ripper' Owens, Steve Morse, Juan Garcia, Marco Mendoza, Vinny Appice - Santa Claus Is Back In Time
    • Chuck Billy, Scott Ian, Jon Donais, Chris Wyse, John Tempesta - Silent Night
    • Oni Logan, Graig Goldy, Tony Franklin & John Tempesta - Deck The Halls
    • Stephen Pearcy, Tracii Guns, Bob Kulick, Billy Sheehan, Greg Bissonette - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
    • Joe Lynn Turner, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Rudy Sarzo, Simon Wright - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
    • Tommy Shaw, Steve Lukather, Marco Mendoza, Kenny Aronoff - Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)

*I should point out that I don't listen to this playlist straight through. Instead, I have smart playlists that select rotating sections of it to mix in with other stuff.
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