Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holidazed

In order to show some holiday cheer I am going to go through the songs/skits from my Holidazed Playlist. This is a mix of Comedy, Rock Holiday Songs and Classics.  This list includes a few not safe for work or the kids.  It follows my warped and twisted sense of humor.  There is quite a bit from Bob Rivers and Twisted Radio, as well as The Brian Setzer Orchestra.  Originally it was just the Humor and Rock Holiday songs, later I decided to include the Classics. 

1. Father Christmas by the Kinks English street thugs mugging Santa or as he is known in the U.K. Father Christmas. Proto Punk definitely.
2. No So Silent Night by Bob Rivers. This is from White Trash Christmas. A rockabilly-ish rendition.
3. All I want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) by Spike Jones. Classic Comedy Christmas Carol.
4. Silver and Gold by Burl Ives  A Christmas Classic from a folk superstar of the 40’s and 50’s.
5. The Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler. Yes I know it is over already this year. Still good stuff.
6. Nutcracker Suite by The Brian Setzer Orchestra. A Swing/ Rockabilly version of Tchaikovsky's Classic.
7. You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft. The original from the Chuck Jones Animated show.
8. Walkin' 'Round in Women's Underwear by Bob Rivers. Another Bob Rivers song. This one is hilariously irreverent.
9. Christmas All Over Again by Tom Petty. From a Very Special Christmas 2.
10. Christmas At Ground Zero by Weird Al Yankovic. A Weird Al holiday Classic.
11. Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses. One of the great 80's New Wave Christmas songs.
12. Baby Its Cold Outside by the Brian Setzer Orchestra with Anne Margaret.
13. Wreck the Malls by Bob Rivers.
14. Chiron Beta Prime by Jonathan Coulton. Robot Overlord and Christmas what's not to love.
15. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by U2.
16. I'll Be Home for Christmas by Bing Crosby. 
17. The Night Santa Went Crazy by Weird Al Yankovic. Santa goes on a Homicidal rage.
18. Christmas Time is Here Vocal by Vince Guaraldi. This is the classic from A Charlie Brown Christmas.
19. A Letter To Santa by Bob Rivers. Imagine Don Vito Corleone giving Kris Kringle an Offer he could not refuse.
20. The Chanukah Song Part 2 by Adam Sandler.
21. Sleigh Ride by The Brian Setzer Orchestra. A Swinging verson of this Classic.
22. Santa Claus and His Old Lady by Cheech and Chong. Cheech tries to explain Santa to Tommy Chong's Stoner Musician Character.
23. What is Eminem did Jingle Bells? by Bob Rivers. The Twisted Radio crew always funny and irreverent.
24. Christmas in Hollis by Run-DMC. The Original Hip Hop Holiday song.
25. Winter Wonderland by Tony Bennett. Another Classic.
26. Twelve Day of Christmas by Bob and Doug McKenzie. Five Golden Touques.
27. Merry F'n Christmas by Dennis Leary.
28. Aquaclaus by Bob Rivers. A Holiday version of Aqualung.
29. Blue Christmas by The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Yes I am a big Fan of Brian Setzer Orchestra and Bob Rivers.
30. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) by Nat King Cole. Mel Torme's Classic by its original artist.
31. The Chanukah Song Part 3 by Adam Sandler. This is the final version found on the Eight Crazy Days Soundtrack.
32. Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry. One of the Best Rock and Roll holiday songs by one of the Pioneers of Rock.
33. Linus and Lucy by Vince Guaraldi. Not officially a Holiday song. It did debut on Charlie Brown Christmas.
34. Goin' Up to Bethlehem by Bob Rivers. A Creedence Clearwater Revival styled Holiday song.
35. Happy Xmas (The War is Over) by John Lennon. Another Rock Holiday Classic.
36. Let it Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Dean Martin. The most iconic version of this song.
37. Getting in the Mood [For Christmas] by The Brian Setzer Orchestra. A holiday version of In the Mood, the Glen Miller Classic.
38. Christmas/ Sarajevo 12/24 (instrumental) by The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Their first big single.
39. The Twelve Pains of Christmas by Bob Rivers. Bob Rivers gives us why the Holidays for some are hell.
40. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) by Alvin & the Chipmunks. For me it is not the Holidays till this song comes on.
41. Mr. Heatmiser by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. This is both the Heatmiser and Snowmiser songs in one. IT is by a band that was big in the Swing Revival of the late 1990's. The song is from the Rankin Bass classic The Year Without Santa Claus.
42. I Saw Three Ships by Sting.
43.  Blue Christmas by Elivs Presley.  This is another must have classic.  Not a huge Elvis fan, but my Dad is.
44.  Mele Kalikimaka by the Blue Hawaiians.  Bing Crosby's Classic by a Hawaiian style band.
45.  The "What's It To Ya" Chorus by Bob Rivers.  The Hallelujah Chorus with attitude.
46.  God Rest ye, Merry Gentleman by Loreena McKennitt.  A Classic done in a Celtic Folk Style.
47.  Wizards in Winter (instrumental) by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  Great song but he video with the Christmas lights on someone's home even better.
48.  Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer by Elmo & Patsy.  This is a Redneck Holiday Classic.
49.  Kidnap the Sandy Claws by Korn.  This is a cover from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
50.  Jingle Hells Bells by Bob Rivers.  An AC/DC styled holiday song.
51.  Who put the D*&# on the Snowman by Rodney Carrington.  This is a rude classic.
52.  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra. What can I say?  It is Old Blue Eyes.  You need at least one Holiday song from Frank Sinatra. 
53.  Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt.  Madonna move over.  No one else does this song justice in my opinion.
54.  Manger 6 by Bob Rivers.  A Motel 6 commercial done for the Nativity.
55.  Christmas by Blues Traveler.
56.  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry.  The original version of this Classic. 
57.  I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by Spike Jones.  Spike was known for his warped and wacky humor.
58.  Oi! to the World by The Vandals.  The Punk holiday classic.
59.  You're a Mean One. Mr. Grinch by The Brian Setzer Orchestra.  A great cover of the classic.
60.  I am Santa Claus by Bob Rivers.  A holiday song based on Black Sabbath's Iron Man.
61.  2000 Miles by the Pretenders.
62.  Good King Wenceslas by Loreena McKennitt.
63.  White Christmas by Bing Crosby.  If you are going to have the Classic originals in your list this is a must have.
64.  A Christmas Raid Carol by The Guild.  The Guild gets into Holiday Mode with this piece.
65.  Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys.  One cannot have lived in southern California after the 1960's and not heard this multiple time.  A Surf Rock Holiday Classic.
66.  A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives.  Another song for a Rankin and Bass Animated Holiday Special.  This one was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. 
67.  Oiche Chiun (Silent Night) by Enya.  Silent Night is Irish Gaelic.  Don't ask me how it is pronounced. 
68.  Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms.  Considered as one of the first Rock and Roll Holiday song by many.
69. Christmas Ain’t About Me by the Doubleclicks  A wonderful Holiday song about going from being an only child to the elder child.
70.  Back Door Santa by John Popper.  The lead singer of Blues Traveler tries to blues up the holidays.
71.  Christmas is the Time to say "I Love You" by Billy Squier.  An 80's Rock Holiday Classic.
72.  Christmas in Hell by Satan, Dark Prince.  This is from South Park.  If I am going to have some warped Holiday songs this one is a definite choice.
73.  Christmastime by Smashing Pumpkins.
74.  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/ We Three Kings (with Sarah McLachlan) by Barenaked Ladies. 
75.  Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid.  The first big Benefit Supergroup.
76.  Pretty Paper by Willie Nelson.
77.  Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee.
78.  Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano.  The Spanish/ English holiday classic.
79.  Little Drummer Boy/ Peace on Earth by Bing Crosby & David Bowie.  A wonderful Holiday song that bridged two generations.
80.  Hava Nagila by Dick Dale.  Surf Rock does a Classic Jewish Celebratory song.
81.  Thank God It's Christmas by Queen.  Queen plus Holidays what's not to love.
82. Old Toy Trains by Roger Miller. A country classic Christmas song
83.  Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town by Bruce Springsteen.
84.  Ave Maria + Intro by Eleven.
85.  Oi to the World by No Doubt.  No Doubt's cover of the Vandals Classic.
86.  God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen by Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Rudy Sarzo, & Simon Wright. A metal version of the classic
87. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by John Mellencamp.
88.  Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney.
89.  The Christmas Guest by Johnny Cash. A Classic Christmas tale
90.  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by The Pretenders..
91.   Lucky Too by Bob Neuwirth It is about Christmas in Las Vegas.
92.  Fairytale in New York by the Pogues.  A Classic Holiday song from the quintessential Celtic Punk band.
93. Don’t Shoot Me Santa by the Killers. A strange and haunting song about Killers and Santa.
94. Baby It’s Cold Outside (The Hoth Version) by Kirby Krackle and the Doubleclicks.  A Holiday Classic meets a Galaxy Far Far Away.
95. Snoopy’s Christmas by the Royal Guardsmen.  Snoopy, the Red Baron and Christmas what is not to love?
96. The Chanukah Song Part 4 b Adam Sandler. His fourth installment about Chanukah.
97. Snow Miser-Heat Miser by Dick Shawn and George S. Irving. The original Classic from the Year Without Santa Claus Rankin-Bass special.
98.  I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by Jimmy Boyd. The Original recording of this song.
99. Frosty the Snowman by Jimmy Durante. The classic from the Rankin-Bass special.
100. Run Run Rudolph by Lemmy Kilmister, Dave Grohl & Billy F. Gibbons. A Metal take on Chuck Berry's Classic.
101. If We Make It Through December by Merle Haggard. A Country Classic.

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