Happy Holiday Mix

I was driving ’round Brooklyn buying xmas presents on Saturday, listening to the WFMU DJs play their favorite holiday songs. That’s where I first heard Lord Nelson’s “Party for Santa Claus,” which (after “Santa Baby”) is one of the most brilliant, festive holiday songs I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing. You’ll find that along with some holiday classics, a very ’60s Japanese pop take on traditional xmas tunes, the Lollipops’ most adorable xmas re-vamp of the Chordettes’ “Mr. Sandman,” and one song that has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, but which I think always sounds best during this time of the year (The Cardigans’ “Celia Inside”). 

Have a wonderful holiday everyone! 

With love,

1. Detroit Junior: Christmas Day
2. The Lollipops: Mr. Santa
3. The Orchids: Christmas Is The Time To Be With Your Baby
4. Kayoko Moriyama: Tonde Kita Santa Claus
5. Eartha Kitt & Henri René: Santa Baby
6. Amos Milburn: Christmas Comes But Once a Year
7. Françoise Hardy: Song Of Winter
8. The Cardigans: Celia Inside
9. Nino Tempo & April Stevens: The Coldest Night Of The Year
10. Lord Nelson: Party For Santa Claus
11. Jean & The Statesides: Cold Cold Winter
12. Bill Pursell: Our Winter Love
13. Robin Ward: Winter’s Here
14. Julie London: Warm December
15. Toni Wine: My Boyfriend’s Coming Home For Christmas
16. Midori Tashiro: Santa Claus Ga Machi Ni Kuru
17. Chocolat: Wonder Xmas
18. The Van Dogs: Jingle Bells
19. Dean Martin: I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
20. Emy Jackson & Blue Comets: Mama Ga Santa Ni Kiss Wo Shita
21. Baby Washington: White Christmas
22. The Delvettes: I Want A Boy For Christmas
23. Felice Taylor: It May Be Winter Outside
24. Claudine Longet: Holiday
25. Bobby Helms: Jingle Bell Rock
26. Toru Arima & his Noche Cubano: Silver Bells

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