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24 December 2005

Christmas Mix

In case you needed some extra Christmas tunes. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it. (Update: I added a second Fleming and John song: Winter Wonderland, to the tune of Led Zeppelin's Misty Mountain Hop. Also, many of these songs are hosted over at Tim's blog, as well as a bunch more, so stop by there while you're at it.)

Cocteau Twins - Winter Wonderland
Belle and Sebastian - O Come O Come Emmanuel
Pedro the Lion - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Bright Eyes - Blue Christmas
The Polyphonic Spree - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
U2 - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
The Southern Sea - Reluctant Father
Sixpence None the Richer - You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Jennifer Daniels - O Holy Night
The Beautiful Mistake - A Cradle in Bethlehem
Fleming and John - Carol of the Bells
Pedro the Lion - The First Noel
Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Starflyer 59 - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Over the Rhine - Thank You My Angel
Quasi - Merry X-mas
The Flaming Lips - White Christmas
MXPX - Christmas Day
Weezer - The Christmas Song
Something Corporate - Forget December
Sufjan Stevens - Once in David's Royal City
Half-Handed Cloud - Asian Meteorologists Predicted the Heavens to Snow-down a Child a Child to Us (Plant a little Fir Tree)
Brad Wofford - Away In A Manger
Fleming and John - Winter Wonderland

Comments on "Christmas Mix"


Blogger jasdye said ... (12/27/2005 04:28:00 PM) : 

i'm at a coffee shop right now and forgot to bring my headphones, so i can't listen to any of these samples now... (maybe for new years)

but, was anybody else furious that the makers of that abysmal live action The Grinch oversaw 6pence's sublime version?


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (12/29/2005 12:07:00 PM) : 

Haven't seen the film, but I'd have to say yes to that one. Given, the Sixpence song appeared on a rather obscure Christmas album. But Sixpence also had a few huge singles back in the day.


Blogger Tim said ... (1/08/2006 07:07:00 AM) : 

Linking directly to files hosted on my server? Bad form, dude.

I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but come on--that's bandwidth theft. At least mention where you found all this stuff. I'm sure the other people you're linking to would appreciate it, too.


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (1/08/2006 12:02:00 PM) : 


Did you get permission from those artists to post those songs online?


Blogger Tim said ... (1/08/2006 02:51:00 PM) : 

Nice comeback.

As far as I know, the songs I've posted are in the public domain, but even if they weren't, it wouldn't justify stealing my bandwidth.

Regardless, the issue between us isn't permission so much as courtesy. Next time just link to my post. Or at least throw up some kind of "Thanks for hosting" shout-out.

In other news, because of your site I've discovered a Derek Webb album I wasn't aware of! Thanks! You should check out a guy named Andrew Osenga -- apparently he's replaced Derek in Caedmon's Call (I've never been a huge Caedmon's Call fan), but his solo records are very good.


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (1/10/2006 12:27:00 AM) : 

Thanks. :) Fair enough. Sorry for not asking first. I've added a note telling that your site hosts some of those songs. I can also take them down if you'd like.

I liked Caedmon's Call back when Derek was in the band, but mostly for the songs that were Derek's. I haven't liked CC since. But I've been digging most of his solo stuff, although I tend to like it best when it's just him on acoustic guitar.


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