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(Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« on: Dec 04, 2012, 11:30 AM »
Was it on this forum in the past when there was an annual mix of holiday music that wasn't shit? Either way, lets do it.
People should post winter holiday related music that doesn't suck. No Frostys, No drummer boys, and especially no "simply having a wonderful Christmas times..." (Unless they're good-ass RnR covers.)

Xmas Curtain is an example of a song that we could use. Realistically I'd like to see some download links when we have compiled 13 or so song mix tapes, but I know the responsibility that we have in that area.

So, some songs to start us off:
Xmas Curtain - MMJ
Jingle Bells (instrumental) - Pearl Jam
Happy Xmas - John Lennon
Ill Be Home for Xmas - MMJ w/ BoH @ MSG 2011
She and Him - the Christmas Waltz


I have a ton more, ill need to look in my iTunes
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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #1 on: Dec 04, 2012, 11:38 AM »
The Brian Setzer Orchestra's Christmas albums are well worth getting. Smoking hot classics and some new tunes too.

Elvis' Chrismas album is a must own.

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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2012, 12:31 PM »
I downloaded this holiday mix from my Zune account:  Holidays Rule

Music from The Shins, Andrew Bird, Heartles Bastards, The Head and The Heart, Fruit Bats, Punch Bros., Calexico, Pres Hall w/Irma Thomas, and many more!   :thumbsup:


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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #3 on: Dec 04, 2012, 12:34 PM »
One of my favorite holiday comps:



Featuring the smokin' FUNKY FUNKY CHRISTMAS

Funky Funky Christmas - Electric Jungle

Would also HIGHLY recommend the original Soul Christmas comp:



And while New Year's is still a ways off, no holiday mix is complete without "New Year's Resolution" by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas. Forget being one of my favorite holiday tracks, it's one of my favorite songs, period.



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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #4 on: Dec 04, 2012, 12:37 PM »
Umm, this will be hard to exclude tunes that don't suck in a group list cuz there are sure to be disagreements.  For example, I'll take McCartney at his cheesiest over Zooey Deschanel anyday, I can't fucking stand her voice.

So I'll try to pick things that most people won't hate.  I have a boatload of Christmas tunes that I like, so I'll have to think about it, but to get started how about:

 Christmas Must Be Tonight by The Band

Christmas Must Be Tonight - The Band
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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #5 on: Dec 04, 2012, 12:45 PM »
I've got a MOJO compilation from a few years ago that's pretty good.

BLUE CHRISTMAS

1. The Flaming Lips – A Change At Christmas (Say It Isn't So)
2. Rufus Wainwright – Spotlight On Christmas
3. Marvin Gaye – Purple Snowflakes
4. The Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
5. The O'Jays – Christmas Ain't Christmas, New Years Ain't New Years Without The One You Love
6. Charles Brown – Please Come Home For Christmas
7. David McAlmont & David Arnold – Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
8. A Girl Called Eddy – The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
9. James Brown – Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year Pts 1 & 2
10. Neal Casal – Cora Jones
11. The Handsome Family – So Much Wine
12. The Supremes – Just A Lonely Christmas
13. Ed Harcourt – In The Bleak Midwinter
14. B.B. King – Christmas Celebration
15. The Ventures –Jingle Bell Rock
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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #6 on: Dec 04, 2012, 01:12 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 04, 2012, 01:33 PM »
I've got a MOJO compilation from a few years ago that's pretty good.

BLUE CHRISTMAS

1. The Flaming Lips – A Change At Christmas (Say It Isn't So)
2. Rufus Wainwright – Spotlight On Christmas
3. Marvin Gaye – Purple Snowflakes
4. The Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
5. The O'Jays – Christmas Ain't Christmas, New Years Ain't New Years Without The One You Love
6. Charles Brown – Please Come Home For Christmas
7. David McAlmont & David Arnold – Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
8. A Girl Called Eddy – The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
9. James Brown – Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year Pts 1 & 2
10. Neal Casal – Cora Jones
11. The Handsome Family – So Much Wine
12. The Supremes – Just A Lonely Christmas
13. Ed Harcourt – In The Bleak Midwinter
14. B.B. King – Christmas Celebration
15. The Ventures –Jingle Bell Rock



This is what I'm talking about. I'm trying to make some good mixes. They don't have to be xmas songs persay, but if they mention xmas they fit (i.e. xmas curtian).



and Shug - McCartney's christmas tune is THE WORST. Mostly because hes a FUCKING BEATLE and he wrote that.

I mean, Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time vs. Happy Xmas is almost a joke, imo.
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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #8 on: Dec 04, 2012, 01:46 PM »
And to think I call myself a proud syrup-sucking Canadian hoser. The greatest - and one of the funniest - Christmas songs of them all, by two of the greatest Canadians, SCTV's Bob and Doug McKenzie (skip to the 46 second mark):


Bob and Doug ~ 12 Days Of Christmas

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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 04, 2012, 02:20 PM »
Just got this Paste sampler via Noisetrade email.  Includes the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Great Lake Swimmers, and JD Macpherson.
http://www.noisetrade.com/pastemagazine
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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #13 on: Dec 04, 2012, 02:37 PM »
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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #14 on: Dec 04, 2012, 02:38 PM »
This one is for Tracy and ewind...  :beer:

Christmas Island - Jimmy Buffett.wmv

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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #15 on: Dec 04, 2012, 03:08 PM »
Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means To Me

Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means To Me
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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #16 on: Dec 04, 2012, 03:14 PM »
and Shug - McCartney's christmas tune is THE WORST. Mostly because hes a FUCKING BEATLE and he wrote that.

I mean, Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time vs. Happy Xmas is almost a joke, imo.

Well its all a matter of opinion, and what sucks to someone else may be what another likes.

I think Zooey Deschanel is absolutely terrible and while I'm not a fan of McCartney's extremely cheesy Wonderful Christmas Time (recorded in the 80s when almost everyone was using horrible synthetic keyboards sounds) its still not as bad to me as anything Zooey has recorded.  You feel differently, that's fine, but my point is that you'll never get everyone to agree totally on what sucks and what doesn't, so trying to make an exclusion rule over what amounts to opinion is a lost cause.  If I can get a few good ideas of songs I'd like from someone else's list, I'm happy.  The stuff I don't like, I'll just pass on, but I won't ask people to not include it.
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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #17 on: Dec 04, 2012, 04:30 PM »
The Pretenders - Happy Christmas

Pretenders - Happy Christmas
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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #18 on: Dec 04, 2012, 04:54 PM »
Elvis Presley-Merry Christmas Baby


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Re: (Good) Holiday Music Mixes
« Reply #19 on: Dec 04, 2012, 04:57 PM »
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