Yogi Yorgessen, I Was Santa Claus at the School House (for the P.T.A.)
We had this on a 78 when I was a kid and every year my dad would play it and laugh till tears ran down his cheeks.
Christmas the cowboy way. With yodelling.
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Christmas (And Dad Wants Her Back). Should Dad get his wish?
For John Prine, who loved Christmas and died of COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic. Geez, I miss him.
Gayla Peevey, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. Though it’s been said many times, many ways, some girls just don’t want rhinoceroses.
Robert Earl Keen, Merry Christmas From the Family. Because it’s just not Christmas without a can of fake snow.
Patty Surbey & the Canadian V.I.P.s – (I Want) A Beatle For Christmas. Dammit, Santa, she said Ringo, not bingo.
Once again this goes out, with tidings of comfort and joy, to the Mickleblog.
Nyuck nyuck nyuck and ho ho ho.
The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, Fairytale of New York.
Christmas dreams, shattered and otherwise. Grubby lyrics and soaring music. Tenderness and hope – which, after all, is what Christmas is all about.
Merry Christmas. And a tip of the tuque to Walt Kelly, who brought joyous nonsense to Christmas when I was a boy.
Nick Lowe, Christmas at the Airport.
Sometimes you have to take Christmas where you find it.