Christmas music playlist, Rising style

Some of the stuff on my Christmas music playlist: in no particular order:

The Waitresses. As my radio blog “Radio DaZe” unfolds there will be a Waitresses story.

Bob “Humbug” Geldof told Australia’s The Daily Telegraph in a 2010 interview: “I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history. One is ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, the other one is ‘We Are The World’. Any day soon, I will go to the supermarket, head to the meat counter and it will be playing. Every f—ing Christmas.” Geldof added that he gets irritated when carol singers perform the charity hit in front of his home during the holidays. “They think ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ is as old as ‘Silent Night.’ Sometimes I think that’s wild because I wrote it. Or else I am thinking how much I want them to stop because they are doing it really “badly.”

Don’t care what Bob thinks. And this is my favorite version. Love how they screwed with Paul McCartney.

This is a song that was featured in the movie “A Christmas Story” and I love the Andrew Sisters at :51. Budaruadup!

No shortage of versions of this: The Carol of the Bells – but due to “sartin” ancestral prerogatives this would be my favorite.

Both the song and lights are amazing: Wizards in Winter

I used to play the shorter version of this during Christmas Dinner with the In-Laws here at the Rising Ranch. It was low in volume on the living room system. We ate in the kitchen, and no one ever commented on it. This video version, which I just found, is flat out amazing. Francis Ford Coppola directed. Who knew? Edgar Burroughs is so twisted, gotta love him.

Ignore the images-just enjoy the song – Here Comes Fatty…

Bach, as always, had it going on:

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A recovering radio addict wrestles with the written word.
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