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Advent Calendar round-up/digest

Posted in Modern Living, Music by Russ L on 26 December, 2013

Links to all of them, if you should want such a thing:

1st: Frank Sidebottom – Christmas Is Really Fantastic
2nd: Layers – It Feels Like Christmas (Now)
3rd: James Brown – Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
4th: Hard Skin – Ding Dong Merrily Oi! Oi!
5th: The Muppets – Sleigh Ride
6th: Destiny’s Child – 8 Days Of Christmas
7th: Bob Dylan – It Must Be Santa
8th: Nightwish – Walking In The Air
9th: John Fahey – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
10th: Eels – Christmas Is Going To The Dogs
11th The O’Jays – Christmas Ain’t Christmas (Without The One You Love)
12th: Jim White – Christmas Day
13th: Isaac Hayes – Mistletoe And Me
14th: Johnny Cash and Anne Murray – I’ve Got That Christmassy Feeling
15th: Kate Rusby – Sweet Bells
16th: Mark Nevin – Christmas Cake
17th: The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight)
18th: Tom Lehrer – A Christmas Carol
19th: Run-DMC – Christmas In Hollis
20th: Halford Supergroup – We Three Kings
21st: Tom Waits – Silent Night/Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
22nd: Garfield – Can’t Wait Till Christmas
23rd: Bootsy Collins – Boot-Off (AKA Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
24th: The Muppets – It Feels Like Christmas

If it wasn’t obvious, I was going for things that weren’t necessarily obscure but certainly weren’t on all of the compilations and continually played in the background of everything.

It’d be harder to do this again next year, having already used all of the above up. I may nevertheless try. We’ll see.

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