ARCHIVES: WPKN playlist — 12/24/09: Gee whiz, it’s Christmas!

This pre-Franorama World post was from my MySpace blog Dec. 26, 2009, 5:45 p.m. EST, back in Connecticut for the holidays:

Last Saturday (12/19) was to have been our 15th annual radio run-through of “Rudolph,” a now-traditional part of Jeff Day’s Christmas show on WPKN. Well, the impending snowstorm made us do something that even Santa couldn’t do: We had to cancel Christmas. Or at least the show.

My consolation prize, I figured, was that I could hang out at home and watch my Saints beat the Cowboys and go 14-0. Riiiiiight … Well, I’m glad the game was over at 11:30, too late for a three-on-a-match, a trifecta of suckdom.

But I did get to do a Christmas Eve radio show, filling in for the station manager, Peter Bochan, who trusted his shift to a near-total stranger. And it was a fun way to start the two days of Christmas, a way to at least kinda make up for a lack of Rudolph, Hermey and Yukon this year. And I was home in time for Mom’s traditional Christmas Eve fish dinner.

Here’s what you missed (or not):
White Christmas — Darlene Love
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — Billy May
Swiss Colony Beef Log — Eric Cartman
Joy to the World — The Butties
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town — The Jackson 5
Soul Christmas — Graham Parker w/Nona Hendryx

Sleigh Ride — The Ventures
Santa’s Gonna Shut ‘Em Down — The Untamed Youth
Do You Hear What I Hear/You Really Got Me — Bobby Lloyd Hicks & the Skeletons
Father Christmas — The Kinks
The Little Drummer Boy (Up the Khyber) — Hoodoo Gurus
Christmas Here (Could Never Be Like That) — Wednesday Week

Feliz Navidad — El Vez
Twistin’ Bells — Santo & Johnny
Nothin’ for Christmas — The Reducers
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town — The Harmony Grits
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town — The 4 Seasons
Santa Claus — The Sonics
Silent Night — Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns

Christmas of Love — Little Isidore & the Inquisitors
My Mom and Santa Claus — George Jones
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus — The 4 Seasons
I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus — RuPaul
Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag — Bob Seger
Little Saint Nick (alternate “Drive-In” version) — The Beach Boys
Electric Train — NRBQ
The Bells of St. Mary — Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans

5-Pound Box of Money — Pearl Bailey
Mr. Santa Claus — Nathaniel Mayer
Christmas Kisses — Ray Anthony
Thanks for Christmas — The Three Wise Men (XTC)
The First Noel — The Butties
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen — The Butties

Jingle Jangle — The Penguins
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus — Eddie Dunstedter
She’s Coming Home — The Wailers
Santa Claus Is on His Way — Mr. Hankey
Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy — Buck Owens
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town — Alan Jackson

Elf’s Lament
— Barenaked Ladies w/Michael Buble
Manger 6 — Bob Rivers
Jolly Old St. Nicholas — NRBQ
Papa Noel — Brenda Lee
Frosty the Snowman — The Ronettes
Marshmallow World — Darlene Love
All Alone on Christmas — Darlene Love w/The E Street Band

Fairytale of New York — The Pogues w/Kirsty MacColl
A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn’t So) — The Flaming Lips
Ding Dong Merrily on High — Woody Phillips
Marshmallow World — Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin
Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas — Carla Thomas

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) — Darlene Love


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