The Definitive Christmas Mix: Done...and Done!

The Definitive Christmas MixI've finally fulfilled my pledge to put together the definitive Christmas mix. I've slightly tweaked my initial draft and decided to restrict each artist to one song. I made some slight exceptions by allowing Bing to fly solo and perform a duet with David Bowie, but the inclusion of Ziggy Stardust gave him a loop hole in this instance.

If you're wondering where the Pearl Jam tune "Let Me Sleep" came from, it's an obscure gem I've had on an Acoustic Set bootleg that was also part of their Lost Dogs collection of B-sides they released last year. "Oh please, let me sleep, it's Christmas time."

Remember, nobody is going to agree with all 23 tracks/80 minutes of music on this Christmas Mix. Some of these tracks were selected for nostalgic reasons, some of them were selected because I can't imagine a Christmas mix without them and some of them are here because my ears demanded it. There are three Wednesdays between now and Christmas, so I'll be sharing an MP3 from the list below as my Weekly MP3. And because I'm already in the Christmas spirit, I'll even take requests as to which three it will be.

And now, without further adieu, the definitive Christmas mix is...

  1. John & Yoko And Plastic Ono Band And The Harlem Community Choir - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  2. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
  3. Bing Crosby - White Christmas
  4. Dean Martin - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  5. Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
  6. Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
  7. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
  8. Coldplay - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  9. The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
  10. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
  11. Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  12. The Whos of Whoville - Welcome Christmas
  13. John McDermott - O Holy Night
  14. Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - Christmas Night in Harlem
  15. Pearl Jam - Let Me Sleep
  16. Sarah McLachlan - Song For A Winter's Night
  17. Trans-Siberian Orchestra & Metallica - Carol of the Bells
  18. Bruce Cockburn - Mary Had A Baby
  19. U2 - It's Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  20. Vince Guaraldi - O Tannenbaum
  21. Alvin and the Chipmunks - Christmas Don't Be Late
  22. Boris Karloff - You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
  23. David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Peace On Earth & Little Drummer Boy

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Anonymous

little drummer boy by Bob Seager is a good track too

February 17, 2009 @ 12:12 AM

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