Playlist: Episode #574 Sunday, December 21, 2014

It’s just about Christmas, and although I try to resist the temptation to play a bunch of Christmas music, there’s one show where I just give in and go with it, and this is it. Here are some songs about and for the holiday season, and they won’t even give you heart burn! The worst music in the world is bad Christmas music, but there is plenty of great stuff out there, and here are some of the good ones. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Oh Susanna – Silver Bells – Christmas Is for Boys & Girls – CDN
Oh Susanna – It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – CMT Christmas – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Go Tell It on the Mountain – CMT Christmas – CDN
Russell deCarle – Away in a Manger – CMT Christmas – CDN
Oliver Schroer – Beneath the Ice, They Heard Bells – Stuck on a Cold Steel Pole – CDN
Carlos del Junco & Rich Greenspoon – Jingle Bells – Stuck on a Cold Steel Pole – CDN
Russell deCarle – Blues for Christmas – live recording – CDN
Clarence Carter – Back Door Santa – Soul Christmas

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Bob & Doug Mackenzie – The Twelve Days of Christmas – Great White North – CDN
Wendell Ferguson – Why Does Every Christmas Song Have So Many Chords? – Wendell’s Cranky Christmas – CDN
Asylum Street Spankers – Red Nosed Reindeer Blues – A Truer Christmas
Mojo Nixon – Christmas, Christmas – Christmas, Christmas
Swank! – Santa Claus Is Out On Bail – Christmas Album – CDN
Teddy Thompson – Boycotting Christmas – single
NQ Arbuckle – Christmas in Hell – single – CDN
Deer Tick – Holy Shit, It’s Christmas! – Holy Shit, It’s Christmas!
Erin McKeown – Santa Is An A**hole – F*ck That! Erin McKeown’s Anti-Holiday Album

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Melissa McClelland – O Holy Night (with Lisa Winn) – single – CDN
Paper Moon – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – single – CDN
Vince Guaraldi Trio – Skating – A Charlie Brown Christmas
Shawn Colvin – Love Came Down at Christmas – Holiday Songs and Lullabies
Good Lovelies – Maybe this Time – Under the Mistletoe – CDN
Vanessa Peters – All That I Want – The Christmas We Hoped For
Skydiggers – Good King Wenceslas – Still Restless The Lost Tapes – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Boreal – Shovelling Snow – Winter’s Welcome – CDN
Louvin Brothers – The Friendly Beasts – Christmas With Louvin Brothers
Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill And The Little Hillbillies – Christmas Time – Little Kasey Chambers and The Lost Music
Buck Owens & Susan Raye – Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy – A Truer Christmas
John McCauley III – Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant – live recording
Mary Gauthier – Christmas In Paradise – Filth & Fire
John Prine – Christmas In Prison – Sweet Revenge
Hayes Carll – Grateful for Christmas – single

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