Wednesday, November 23, 2016

On the Right Side of Christmas 2016

          I might be a day or two early, but with the cold spell we've had the last 4 days in the Northeast, it definitely feels like the holiday season so here's my annual compilation of Christmas music.  I've also uploaded all the previous Xmas comps for any newcomers to the blog.

   Late update: I fixed the problem with Al Green's Silent Night.  You do have to download the whole thing to get the working version of the file.


Christmas Rappin' Kurtis Blow
Must Be Santa Bob Dylan
Christmas With Bazooka Joe Fleshtones
Carol Cleaners From Venus
On Chrismas Eve Field Report
Silent Night Al Green
Blue Snowfall Kelly Hogan
He's Stuck in the Chimney Again Rachel Flotard & Jon Rauhouse Orchestra
White Christmas Esquivel
Christmas Will be Just Another Day Brenda Lee
Honky Tonk Christmas Dale Watson
Christmas Date Boogie Big Joe Turner
Shouldn't Have Given Him A Gun For Christmas Wall Of Voodoo
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer The Ventures
Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy Buck Owens & the Buckaroos
Christmas Eve With You Lindi Ortega
The Blizzard Camera Obscura
Christmas Eve Can Kill You The Everly Brothers
It's Christmas And You're Boring Me Slow Club
We Three Kings The Gaylads
Christmas Ain't Christmas The O'Jays
Skating Hot Club of Detroit
Presents For Christmas Solomon Burke
Auld Lang Syne Aretha Franklin & Billy Preston


Richard HJ said...

hooray! thanks for doing another right side of christmas compilation. looking forward to hearing what you've turned up this year. all the best from manchester, england. richard hj

Drew said...

Just was thinking about this yesterday!What better day to be thankful for your terrific blog!Thanks for all your posts!!


Farbror H said...

Thanks in advance; will indulge at the office come Monday, where folks hate the xmas-music I love, esp. the comps from the great blog!
Happy Holidays from Sweden.

Ishkabibliophile said...

Richard HJ, Drew, and Farbror,

Quite welcome! Despite the stigma attached to "Christmas music", I'm always surprised, and impressed, by how many artists have recorded at least one Christmas tune.


FurryBootsCityBoy said...

"He's Stuck in the Chimney Again" is terrific. Written in 1966 but that version only released a couple of years back, it seems. Thank you!

Ishkabibliophile said...


It is a really good version - shame Rachel Flotard's never gotten the accolades she deserves.


dogbreath said...

Looks like a good mix but "Silent Night" is staying - er - silent for me as it won't unzip after 3 dl attempts (CRC fails integrity test). Not to worry. Season's greetings to you & yours!

Ishkabibliophile said...


Thanks for letting me know the problem. Re-recorded the cd and re-upped it. And seasons greetings to you as well!!