Playlist: Episode #771, Dec. 23, 2018

Even though most of us are pretty sick of Christmas music by now, there are some songs that you just need to hear every year, and we’re here to present the almost ultimate list of essential Christmas songs, as well as some great ones that you probably won’t hear anywhere else. Good music makes Christmas much more bearable, so hopefully, these songs will make your days a little more merry and bright!

Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB=Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

Teddy Thompson – Boycotting Christmas – single
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Belle Plaine – Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis – The Unrequited Love – CDN
Steve Earle – Nothing But a Child – Copperhead Road
Skydiggers – Good King Wenceslas – Still Restless: The Lost Tapes – CDN
The Kelele Brothers – Father Christmas – Has-Beens & Wives – CDN
David Myles – Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo – It’s Christmas – CDN

Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas from the Family – No. 2 Live Dinner
Robert Earl Keen – Happy Holidays Y’all – Walking Distance
Mike Plume – Merry Xmas to my Ex-Miss – Back Home For Christmas – CDN
Lindi Ortega – All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy – Tennessee Christmas – CDN
Hayes Carll – Grateful for Christmas – Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories)
The Mavericks – Hey! Merry Christmas! – Hey! Merry Christmas!

Steeleye Span – Cadgwith Anthem – All Around My Hat
Steve Earle – Christmas in Washington – El Corazon
Calexico – Green Grows the Holly – Holidays Rule
John Prine – Christmas in Prison – Sweet Revenge
Beards – Incarcerated Christmas – Christmas
Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy – Words And Music

Swank! – Santa Claus Is Out on Bail – Christmas Is Fun – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Christmas in Hell – single – CDN
Mary Gauthier – Christmas in Paradise – Filth & Fire
Otis Gibbs – Crap for Christmas – Once I Dreamed of Christmas
John McCauley III – Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant – live recording
The Details – Strings and Ribbons – single – CDN – WPG
Off the Wagon – Kiss Me Christmas Eve – River City Christmas – CDN – WPG


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