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Christmas mix, not for mother

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I am reposting this mix from seven years ago (before I made home-cooked covers) as a way of letting everybody know that all links to the Christmas mixes should be up-to-date now. I re-upped four mixes today.

This mix is most certainly not in keeping with the season to be jolly. As the title suggests, it’s not what you’ll bring to mother for Christmas lunch or dinner.

Some of the stuff is downright strange (TVTV$, Mr Lif), some of it pretty amusing (Ben Folds), some bitter (Rilo Kiley), some sad (Kevin Devine), some scroogey (Waits & Murphy), some classic (Run DMC, Waitresses) and a couple are simply great songs for any time of the year (especially John Prine’s Christmas In Prison).

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R. PW in comments.

Santa's image consultants earned their Christmas bonus this year.

Santa’s image consultants earned their Christmas bonus this year.

1. The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)
2. Green Day – Christmas Day
3. Eels – Christmas Is Going To The Dogs
4. Arcade Fire – Jinglebell Rock
5. Ben Folds – The Bizarre Christmas Incident
6. The Young Republic – Merry Christmas Again…
7. Low – Just Like Christmas
8. The Raveonettes – Come On Santa
9. Rufus Wainwright – Spotlight on Christmas
10. John Prine – Christmas In Prison
11. Kevin Devine – Splitting Up Christmas
12. Saint Etienne – I Was Born On Christmas Day
13. The dB’s – Christmas Time
14. The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
15. Firefox AK & Tiger Lou – Christmas Eve
16. Jill Sobule – (Christmas Is) The Saddest Day Of The Year
17. Rilo Kiley – Christmas Cake
18. Tom Waits & Peter Murphy – Christmas Sucks!
19. Home Grown – Christmas Crush
20. Yo La Tengo – Rock n Roll Santa
21. TVTV$ – Daddy Drank Our Xmas Money
22. Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis
23. Bootsy Collins – Santa’s Coming
24. Mr. Lif – Santa’s Got A Muthafuckin’ Uzi

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  1. halfhearteddude
    December 16th, 2008 at 01:12 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Oldetymer
    December 17th, 2008 at 01:41 | #2

    Now that’s a mix!!!!!!!!!! THANKS

  3. coates
    December 17th, 2008 at 10:11 | #3

    Now That’s What I Call A Xmas Mix!

  4. December 19th, 2008 at 02:54 | #4

    We recently snagged some dbs on vinyl. I hadn’t really heard them, but I’ve greatly enjoyed them. I’d always read gushing reviews of them and it was a pleasant surprise that they deserved all the love.

  5. December 22nd, 2008 at 22:20 | #5

    love it!

  6. December 24th, 2008 at 07:56 | #6

    What no Graham Parker? Humbug and tomfoolery, sir.

  7. MXPX
    December 25th, 2008 at 01:16 | #7

    That’s not Green Day. MXPX

  8. dogbreath
    November 29th, 2013 at 14:05 | #8

    My teeth hurt with some of the over-sweetened & saccharined tunes at this time of year, so this mix is a suitable antidote! Many thanks

  9. TJ Mertz
    December 21st, 2015 at 16:55 | #9

    Thanks for the great mixes, here are some you may enjoy — http://tinyurl.com/tjschristmasmixes

  10. Caroline
    December 21st, 2015 at 17:42 | #10

    THANK YOU! for the re-ups!! I had about ½ of them & now I have them all.

    A Very Merry Christmas to you!!

  11. halfhearteddude
    December 21st, 2015 at 23:04 | #11

    Oh, some cool stuff there! Thanks.

  12. Doug
    December 22nd, 2015 at 03:10 | #12

    Thank you so much for the re-ups!
    You have a great site that is different from so many others.
    I really enjoy reading the articles you write about the artists and the history.
    Thank you for all the hard work that you put into this site.

  13. pretentiousgirl
    December 22nd, 2015 at 03:15 | #13

    thank you! i can’t get this one to work: Any Major X-Mas Mix, has it been re-upped?

  14. halfhearteddude
    December 22nd, 2015 at 07:19 | #14

    That one is forever kaputt. Most songs have appeared on subsequent mixes though.

  15. bobbih2
    January 6th, 2016 at 23:55 | #15

    What no “Christmas at K-mart” by Root Boy Slim?! I can’t believe it!

  16. RhodB
    December 9th, 2017 at 22:21 | #16

    Thanks for the very interesting Xmas mix

    Regards

    Rhod

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