Every year since 2005 I’ve done a Christmas compilation called “Happy Birthday Baby Jesus” (see our blog to check out years’ past). Dave was kind enough to let me surface from the code mines for a few hours to bring you a collection of some of my favorites from across the years. It wasn’t easy to cull for a “best of,” but here we go and I won’t tell the Advent police if you start listening to these now. Enjoy!
Now Sound of Christmas - The Free Design White Christmas - He5 Baby Jesus - Matthew Sweet Jesus Christ - Big Star Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto - Belle & Sebastian Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year, Pts. 1 & 2 - James Brown Merry Christmas, Baby - Otis Redding God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Jimmy Smith Purple Snowflakes - Marvin Gaye Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas? - The Staple Singers Little Drummer Boy - Lenox Avenue Please Come Home for Christmas - The Uniques Christmas for the Free - Argent Cold White Christmas - Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Things Fall Apart - Cristina I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You - Claudine Longet A Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade One Christmas Catalogue - Captain Sensible A Merry Jingle - The Greedies Twistin' Bells - Santo & Johnny We Wish You A Merry Christmas - The Ventures We Four King (Little Drummer Boy) - The Blue Hawaiians In the Bleak Mid Winter - Bert Jansch Suddenly It's Christmas - Loudon Wainwright III Exotic Night - Martin Denny