The holidays are upon us. I suppose most of you are either off work or heading out early to spend time with your families. There’s not a whole lot going on as far as events go, so we decided to send you all off with a little holiday mixtape featuring songs that, hopefully, haven’t been played to death this holiday season.
We got holiday reggae, rap, blues, soul, country and punk for you; some tried and true holiday classics like one of the original 1949 versions of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (the other version, released that same year was by Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark) and The Ronette’s girl-group rendition of “Frosty the Snowman” (off of the classic Phil Spector Christmas album) and of course, The Pogues’ modern holiday classic “Fairytale of New York” featuring the late, great Kirsty MacColl. It’s twenty songs of pure eclectic, holiday bliss and it’s our present to you. Enjoy the tunes and have a Happy Holiday from all of us here at Brown Paper Tickets.
Jingle Bells – Booker T and the MGs
Christmas Rappin’ – Kurtis Blow
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer
Punk Rock Christmas – The Ravers
Soulful Christmas – James Brown
Sleigh Ride – Squirrel Nut Zippers
Santa Claus is Ska-ing to Town – The Granville Williams Orchestra
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Jackson 5
Santa’s Gonna Come In A Stagecoach – Buck Owens
Last Christmas – Wham!
Frosty the Snowman – The Ronettes
Silent Night – The Dickies
Blues for Christmas – John Lee Hooker
Silver Bells – Jacob Miller
Santa Claus – The Sonics
Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC
To Heck With Ole Santa Claus – Loretta Lynn
Merry Christmas Baby & Please Come Home – Charles Brown
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
The Grinch Song – Thurl Ravenscroft