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Merry Christmas 2004

Side A
Artist Song
Rankin and Bass' "Year Without a Santa Claus"  Heat Miser Song 
Blake Xolton & the Martians  Merry Christmas 
Untamed Youth  Santa's Gonna Shut 'em Down 
Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper  Son of Santa 
the Three Courgettes  Christmas is Coming 
St. Allones featuring Caesar, Voicst, Scram C, Baby, Seedling, Pfaff, Blues Brother Castro, Coparck, Sykosonics, Soda P., Solbakken, Norma Jean, Jonus & Skidmarks  They Don't Give a Dam! It's Christmas 
the Reels  The Bombs Dropped on Christmas 
the Royal Guardsmen  Snoopy's Christmas 
the Mysteroids (actually the Revillos under an assumed name!)  Santa Claus is Coming to Town 
the Reducers  Nothing for Christmas 
Lon Chaney, Jr.  Monsters' Holiday 
Tori Amos  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 
Elvis Presley  Blue Christmas 
Marcia Brady  Away in a Manger 
the Partridge Family  My Christmas Card to You 
Couch Flambeau  Santa Claus Skips Cudahy 
the Ergs  We're Gonna Have a Devo Christmas 
the Residents  Santa Dog '78 
They Might Be Giants  Santa's Beard 
the Marcels  Merry Twistmas 
the Rockfield Chorale  Jingle Jangle 
the Rainbow Sound of Bianco, his Harp & Orchestra  Jingle Bells 
Sparks  Thank God It's Not Christmas 
Spinal Tap  We Three Kings 
Side B
Rankin and Bass' "Year Without a Santa Claus"  Snow Miser Song 
Violent Femmes  Holly Jolly Christmas 
Dreams so Real  Red Lights (Merry Christmas) 
Oscar the Grouch  I Hate Christmas 
Dr. Seuss  You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch 
Cristina  Things Fall Apart 
the Fall  No Xmas for John Key 
the Ramones  Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) 
Los Straitjackets  Jingle Bell Rock 
the Waitresses  Christmas Wrapping 
Spike JOnes & his City Slickers  Christmas Medley: Christmas Alphabet/Merry Christmas Polka/Christmas in America 
Cocteau Twins  Frosty the Snowman 
Melt Banana  White Christmas 
Spinal Tap  Christmas with the Devil 
James White & the Blacks  Christmas with Satan 
Bing Crosby  Mele Kalikimaka 
Bit Shifter  Let it Snow 
the Kinks  Father Christmas 
the Ravers  (It's Gonna Be) A Punk Rock Christmas 
the Vandals  Oi to the World 
the Dave Brown Cool Yule Explosion  Happy Christmas Tree 
the Beatles  1967 Fan Club Christmas Record 


from the liner notes I wrote for this holiday offering:

These are the yuletide carols being heard 'round my house this year, culled from my own collection of vinyl, CDs, and mp3s. And, much like my musical tastes in general, they are all over the map: everything from the well known to the unknown, the classic to the obscure, and the ridiculous to the sublime. Radio staples like Elvis' "Blue Christmas" and the Kink's "Father Christmas" sit side-by-side with oddities like the Japanese art-pop of Melt Banana's winsome (if mistitled) "White Christmas". The unbridled joy of doo-woppers the Marcels provides counterpoint to the unaffected, deadpan new-wave alienation of Cristina. A Grouch and a Grinch recall memories of childhood Christmases past, while the Three Courgettes and They Might Be Giants describe rather adult Christmases, indeed. While heavy metal parodists Spinal Tap and no-wave blurt-n-blast saxophonist James White discuss and debate Noel in the netherworld, the Cocteau Twins provide a positively ethereal, angelic version of "Frosty the Snowman". There's a conglomeration of Dutch bands providing a response song to Band Aid's eighties standard "Do They Know It's Christmas" ("They Don't Give a Dam! It's Christmas"), a group of guys in Mexican wrestling masks pounding out holiday surf-music (Los Straitjackets), and the always downright bizarre and somewhat creepy Residents doing...well, whatever it is they do! Guys of my generation will celebrate the Christmas miracle found in a double-shot of tunes involving both Marcia Brady and Lori Partridge, and I think everyone will agree that it would take a whole lot of rum-soaked eggnog before you can fully wrap your head around "Jingle Bells" being plucked out on a harp or "Let It Snow" cobbled together from the bleeps and blips of an ancient Nintendo video game system. And, if you're going to record a Christmas record, could you give your band a more fantastic name than the Dave Brown Cool Yule Explosion?

There's lots more here, too, but rather than read about it, put the dang thing in the stereo and hit play, will ya? Oh, and have a very, very Merry Christmas!