Wednesday, 8 December 2010

a loose leaf yuletide playlist

it's that time of year again. christmas/hanukka/kwanzaa/diwali is on it's way and there is much to be done. i've never been a massive participant in the whole holiday bonanza but while i don't have a christmas tree, i do cover my Elvis bust in flickering lights, hang a garland on the staircase banister, and dress my dog up like an elf when people come by. it just so happens that tonight's the night i'll be decking my halls in such a manor, and the one thing absolutely necessary for this process (other than a nice big glass of eggnog and spiced rum) is the perfect holiday playlist. and so, without further ado, i present to you...

a loose leaf yuletide (click on songs to be whisked away to youtube)
1. come on santa - the raveonettes
2. donna and blitzen - badly drawn boy
3. it's christmas time - yo la tengo
4. christmas in jail - the youngsters
5. hard candy christmas - dolly parton
6. back door santa - clarence carter
7. i wanna spend christmas with elvis - marlene paul
8. i want a beatle for christmas - becky lee beck
9. christmas in prison - john prine
10. river - joni mitchell
11. rudy - be good tanyas
12. donde esta santa claus - augie rios
14. oh come, oh come emmanuel - belle and sebastian
15. little drummer boy - marlene dietrich
16. pretty paper - willie nelson
17. on a christmas day - leadbelly

now this is but a handful of the christmas songs i love. i could make you umpteen christmas mixes with individual themes, but then i wouldn't have time to decorate my house!

you may also be wondering: why is there no Elvis on this list? well, my lovelies, that's because Elvis christmas tunes stand all alone like the cheese in the dell, and need not be tarnished by others. here are a few of my favourite Elvis christmas tunes in case you're interested:

happy listening! xo

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awww thank you! Love the list! My husband's ears perked up once I played Come On Santa and sent him a link to your post :)
Best Regards from two Greeks living in Australia, chilling at the moment snug as bugs at home who are also Elvis fans.