Podcast: December 20, 2020 – Christmas Special

Episode #868

I figure even once a year a grumpy curmudgeon like me can give in and do a show full of Christmas music. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of offbeat and off-colour songs mixed in, but also some of the all-time greatest Christmas songs.

We’ll be back to secular songs of misery and woe next week with a 4-hour special, 1-5 pm!

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

Benj Rowland & Melissa Payne – Fairytale of New York – live recording – CDN
Tom Waits – Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis – Blue Valentine
Steve Earle – Nothing but A Child – Copperhead Road
Oliver Schroer – Beneath the Ice, They Heard Bells – Stuck On A Cold Steel – CDN

David Myles – Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo – It’s Christmas – CDN
The Kinks – Father Christmas – Come Dancing with the Kinks (The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986)
Michael Johnston & His Gentlemen Collars – Dear Santa – Zunior Holiday Collection 2005 – CDN
Ridley Bent – All the Heat Is in the Whiskey – Rabbit on My Wheel – CDN – WPG
Dave Gunning – Daddy’s Beer – Christmas – CDN

John Prine – Christmas In Prison – Sweet Revenge
Mary Gauthier – Christmas In Paradise – Filth & Fire
Swank! – Santa Claus Is Out on Bail – Christmas Is Fun! – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Christmas in Hell – single – CDN
Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy – Words & Music

The Chestnuts – Staying Home for Christmas – single
Warp Drive – Christmas Time (Is Religiously Complicated) – single
The Damnwells – Xmas Eve – demo
Harper Blynn – Christmas Ain’t No Good Without You – single

Chip Taylor – Merry F’n Christmas – The Little Prayers Trilogy
Butch Walker – Santa’Self (F*ck Your Christmas Party) – single
Cracker – Merry Christmas Emily – single
The Resentments – I Hate Christmas – The Resentments
Billy Joe Shaver – Merry Christmas To You – Freedom’s Child
Teddy Thompson – Boycotting Christmas – single

The Details – Strings & Ribbons (edit) – single – CDN – WPG
Off the Wagon – Kiss Me Christmas Eve – River City Christmas – CDN – WPG
Whitehorse – Merry Xmas, Baby (I Hope You Get What You Deserve) – A Whitehorse Winter Classic – CDN
Paper Moon – String of Blinking Lights – Broken Hearts Break Faster Every Day – CDN – WPG
The Teskey Brothers – Dreaming Of A Christmas With You – single


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