Amazon Advent Calendar Day 22: “Fairytale Of New York”

Fairytale Of New York The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl The Best Of The Pogues Genre: Alternative Amazon MP3: Fairytale Of New York There’s just a narrow window during which I can sling “Fairytale Of New York” into the Advent Calendar and I keep missing it, year after year. To those of you who have asked:
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Amazon Advent Calendar Day 21: “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) Tony Bennett Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album Genre: Holiday Amazon MP3: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) Doing a musical Advent Calendar is a piece of cake, honestly. If you have any taste in music at all, then you have nearly every
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Amazon Advent Calendar Day 20: “Sleigh Ride (The Ventures)”

Sleigh Ride The Ventures The Ventures Christmas Album Genre: Holiday Amazon MP3: Sleigh Ride Standards and covers. I love ‘em. I love the idea of throwing the exact same piece of music at several different artists and seeing so many different solutions emerge. It’s particularly keen with a tune like “Sleigh Ride.” You’d think that
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Amazon Advent Calendar Day 19: “Still Alive”

Still Alive GlaDOS and John Coulton The Orange Box (Original Soundtrack) Genre: Soundtrack Amazon MP3: Still Alive Let’s discuss the concept of a person or a thing being “world-famous in Poland.” This is one of my favorite lines from “To Be Or Not To Be” (the 1942 film with Jack Benny, or the 1983 remake
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Amazon Advent Calendar Day 18: “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer The Reverend Horton Heat We Three Kings Genre: Holiday Amazon MP3: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer My BFF John has really screwed himself. Truly. At one point or another, many of us have spontaneously decided to put together a Christmas mix tape and make a dozen copies and send them out
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Amazon Advent Calendar Day 17: “Joy To The World (The Klezmonauts)”

Joy To The World The Klezmonauts Oy To The World Genre: Holiday Amazon MP3: Joy To The World (the Klezmonauts) The spaceship is on its dull, free-return-trajectory back to Earth, about to re-enter the atmosphere…when the crew suddenly sees a purple glow enveloping the blue planet! It flashes out to overwhelm all there is! And
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Amazon Advent Calendar Day 15: “By Myself [from The Band Wagon]“

By Myself [from The Band Wagon] Fred Astaire That’s Entertainment! Genre: Soundtrack Amazon MP3: By Myself [from The Band Wagon] Okay, “The Band Wagon.” You need to know two things about this movie: One, that it is indeed “The Band Wagon” and not “The Bandwagon.” Getting it wrong is a rookie mistake and the true
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Amazon Advent Calendar Day 13: “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Dean Martin Christmas With Dino Genre: Holiday Amazon MP3: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (1998 Digital Remaster) It’s time for a couple of actual Christmas songs, fellow sensation-seekers. Every September and October the stores are jammed with new Christmas CDs from every
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Amazon Advent Calendar Day 11: “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön”

  Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön Fritz Wunderlich Fritz Wunderlich: Musical Pearls Genre: Opera Amazon MP3: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (Tamino) I was surprised and flattered by some of the responses to my Flip Mino HD v. Kodak Zi6 demo videos on Vimeo. In addition to the wrong (wrong wrong so very WRONG) comments
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Amazon Advent Calendar 10: “God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind)”

   God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind) Randy Newman The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1 Genre: Rock Amazon MP3: God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind) I am in the unusual but by no means unfamiliar position of having to admit that I was wrong, while simultaneously insisting that I was right. Take this
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Amazon Advent Calendar Day 09: “Hold It In”

Hold It In Jukebox The Ghost Let Live And Let Ghosts Genre: Alternative Rock Amazon MP3: Hold It In This track appears in my iTunes library as “Alternative Rock.” I think that’s a mistake. “Hold It In” is Pop, pure, plain and simple. And that shouldn’t be considered a mark of shame. Pop is confection.
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Amazon Advent Calendar Day 08: “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Album Version) Andy Williams The Andy Williams Christmas Album Genre: Holiday Amazon MP3: It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Album Version) No Advent Calendar yesterday? Well, of course not. It was Sunday. That’s the Lord’s day. (I’ll make it up later today.) Okay. This series
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