Archive for December 2008

Episode 175: Krampus Kristmas 2008

December 23, 2008

So, this is it for another Christmas season. I’m taking the next week off to celebrate. I hope you liked this year’s offerings, and I hope you stick around my blog to hear my regular collection of beauty and strangeness.

Joyeux Noël!


Santa Claus says Hello to You
Alleee 1
Unknown * Silver Bells
Ball Buster from MIGO
Ray Coniff and the Coniff SIngers * Let it Snow
The Swingle Singers * Walking in the Air
Patton Oswalt * Christmas Shoes
The J’s with Jamie * Cool Yule
The Swingle SIngers * Medley
Santa Claus Consumes too Much Caffeine
The Sportsmen * Jingle Bells
The Swingle Singers * Last Christmas
Santa Claus, Master Storyteller 1
Combustible Edison * Sleigh Ride
Dallas Cowboys * I Don’t Want to be Home Christmas
Pilkington Christmas
Esquivel * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Harry Simeon Chorale * Christmas IS
Ogden Nash * An Untold Adventure of Santa Claus
The Roy Meyer Swingers * It’s The Holiday Season
O Holy Disaster
Santa Claus, Master Storyteller 2
Peter Nero * Trepak
Rock n Rhodes * Santa Loves Rock n Roll Music
Santa Claus, MAster Storyteller 3
Roger Lavern * Reindeer Ride
Sufjan Stevens * Put the Light on the Tree
Miss Divine Stalls * Holiday Hell
The Cricketones * Ding-a-Ling Long, the Christmas Song
The Free Design * Close Your Mouth, it’s Christmas
Steve Martin * Christmas Wish
Unknown * The Frosty Snowmann
The Klezmonauts * Joy to the World
Patton Oswalt * My Christmas Memory
The Chipmunks-Slowed Down
The New Christy Minstrels * SIng Along with Santa
Chesterfields Christmas
The Mike Sammes Singers * Now Light 1000 Lights
Thermon McKinney * Santa CLaus and the Truck Driver
Beer Xmas
Border Brass * Tijuana Christmas
Veo Gray and the Jody Lyons SIngers * Deck the Hall
Walter Schuman * Holiday for Strings
The Williams Brothers * I’ll be Home for Christmas
Alleee 2


Episode 174: The Six Million Dollr Man’s Kris Kringle Kaper

December 20, 2008

Krampus Website

6 Million Dollar Man 1
Herbie Hancock * Deck the Halls
6 Million Dollar Man 2
Lester Lanin and his Orchestra * Jingle Bells
Blue Barron and his Orchestra * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
6 Million Dollar Man 3
Herbie Mann * Dasher
Fats Waller * Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells
CBC * Who is Santa CLaus 1
Pony Poindexter * Rudolph the Red
Tommy Dorsey * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
6 Million Dollar Man 4
Ramsey Lewis * Egg Nogg
Duke Ellington * Jingle Bells
CBC * Who is Santa Claus 2
Lionel Hampton * White Christmas
Beegle Adair * Jingle Bells
6 Million Dollar Man 5
California Ramblers * Button up your Overcoat
The Gypsy Hombres * Here Comes Santa Claus
CBC * Who is Santa Claus 3
Glen Miller * Jingle Bells
Lambert Hendricks and Ross * Deck us all with Boston Charlie
Louis Prima and his New Orleans Gang * What Will Santa Claus Say
6 Million Dollar Man 6
Dave Bergen and the Sultans of Swing * Midnight Stroll
Pete Jolly * It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
6 Million Dollar Man 7
Ray Bolger * Frosty the Snowman
Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra * Siberian Sleighride
Alleee 2


Episode 173: The Reason for the Cheese, Son!

December 18, 2008


Johnny’s Stocking 1
Alleee 1
Biddle Bo Peep * Dear Lord and Santa Claus
Johnny’s Stocking 2
The Lundstrom Singers and Friends * Kick that Grumpy Goat Away
Cousins Choir * Why Isn’t Everybody Singing
Johnny’s Stocking 3
Andy the Accordion
Johnny’s Stocking 4
Jeff Mitchell and his Dad Duke * Fountain of the Bells
The Lundstrom Singers * Santa Wouldn’t Have a Job Without Jesus
Johnny’s Stocking 5
Jingle Babies * It’s Christmas
Kelly Pace, Aaron Brown, Joe Green, Matthew Johnson and Paul Hayes * Holy Babe
Johnny’s Stocking 6
Rev. A.W. Nix * Death Might Be Your Christmas Gift
Singing Mariners * Holy Holly
Johnny’s Stocking 7
Westboro Baptist Church * Santa Claus will Take you to Hell
The Wet Spots * FIst Me This Christmas
Johnny’s Stocking 8
WPIX Christmas Message
reverend Glen Armstrong * Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas
Johnny’s Stocking 9
Andy the Accordion 2
Battery Squash with Ivan Stang * Santa’s Laughter Mocks the Poor
Robin Allender * Walking in the Air (to wash away the dreck–just for you!)


Episode 172: The Yule Cats

December 15, 2008


Xmas in Iceland 1
Alleee 1: The Yule Cat story
Ake Jelving * Julpotpourri, Danser (Christmas Medley of Dances)
Xmas in Iceland 2
Micheál Ó Súilleabháin *Oíche Nollag (Christmas Eve)
Coro di Alunne della Piccola Casa San Giuseppe * Buon Natale (Merry Christmas)
Xmas in Iceland 3
Bielefelder Kinderchor * Kling, Glöckchen, Kling
Topo Gigio * Spazzacamino
Xmas in Iceland 4
James Last * Leise Rieselt
Yogi Yorgesson * The Christmas Party
Xmas in Iceland 5
Orchestra diretta da Gian Mario Guarino * Presepe
Henri Dès * Vive Le Vent
Xmas in Iceland 6
Mickey & Bunny * ПPИБИPAЙTE ДIM (Deck the Hall)
Joyce * O Velhinho
Xmas in Iceland 7
Menudo * El Tamborilero
Bobby Vinton * Santa Must Be Polish
Xmas in Iceland 8
church of St Varvara in Kazan * Russian Christmas Carol
Thore Skogman * Hej alla svin
Xmas in Iceland 9
Yngve Stoor * Jul Norden
Les Djinns Singers * Il Est Ne Divin Enfant (He Is Born A Divine Child)
Xmas in Iceland 10
Alleee 2


Episode 171: Miam, Miam, C’est Noël!

December 12, 2008

Tourtiere Debate


Tourtière 1
Alleee 1
La Bottine Souriante * La Tourtière
Tourtière 2
Joseph Byrd * E La Don Don
Edith Piaf * Chanson de Noël
Tourtière 3
Kenneth Dwain Harrelson * Deck The Halls (With Boughs Of Devo)
Henri Dès * C’est Le Père Noël
Tourtière 4
Joseph Byrd * Carillon
Alain Marcoux * Noël j’ai mal au coeur
Tourtière 5
French Champagne * Promenade En Traineau
Mallory Hays * Le 25 au carillon
Tourtière 6
The Moog Machine * Carol of the Bells
Maryse Letarte * Entre Noël Et Le Jour De L’an
Tourtière 7
Cepia * Christmas Time is Here
Maud Lübeck * Comptes de Noël
Tourtière 8
Digital Orchestra * Deck the Halls
Les Djinns Singers * Non Beau Sapin (O Tannenbaum)
Fruitcake 1
Eraserheads * Fruitcake
Tino Rossi * Petit Papa Noël
Fruitcake 2
Alleee 2


Episode 170: A Well-Meaning, Canadian Christmas

December 10, 2008

CBC 1936 * Edmonton
Alleee 1
Vincent Price * Doctor Phibes Merry Christmas
King Coleman * Holiday Season
CBC 1949 * Lighthouse Santa
Ontario Lottery Corporation * Fanfare for Christmas
Eilert Pilarm * Blue Christmas
CBC 1956 * Christmas Shopping
Michelle Cody * Merry Christmas, Elvis
Johnny “Bowtie” Barstow * Jingle Bells
CBC 1960 * Aluminum Christmas Trees
Ontario Lottery Corporation * Reindeer Roundup
Rod and the Librettos * How do they Spend Christmas in Heaven
CBC 1963 * Yes, Virginia 60 years later
Fred Lowry * Letter to Virginia
Gene Marshall * Evelyn Christmas
CBC 1966 * NORAD
Sugarplum Fairy
Sonny Cash * Merry Christmas Polka
CBC 1975 * Pet Rocks
The Sisterhood * Baby, It’s a Cold Night in December
Terri Summers and the Librettos * Season’s Greetings
CBC 1975 * Subliminal
Arthur Treacher * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
CBC 1983 * Cabbage Patch Mania
The Going Thing * My Christmas Tree
Alvin Dahn * It’s Christmas
CBC 1999 * Icicle Lights are Ugly
Addams Family * We Wish you a Merry Christmas


Episode 169: Christmas Memories

December 8, 2008

Alleee’s Christmas Memory
The Waverly Consort * Riu, Riu Chiu
Anakin 1814
The New York Brass and Percussion Ensemble * Good King Wenceslaus
Lucille Ball * We Need a Little Christmas
Anakin 1814 2
The Columbia Chamber Orchestra * The Holly and the Ivy
Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass * The Bell That Couldn’t Jingle
Bugsinrug 1
Dennis Farnon * Snowfall
Andy Williams * The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Bugsinrug 2
George Shearing * Snowfall
Nancy WIlson * That’s What I Want for Christmas
capergirl 1976 1
Percy Faith * I Saw Three Ships
Ray Conniff Singers * Here we Come a-Caroling
capergirl 1976 2
Henry Mancini * WInter Wonderland
Robert Goulet * Home for the Holidays
flydarling 1
Harmonicats * Nutcracker Suite
Sammy * It’s Christmastime All Over the World
flydarling 2
Fred Waring * Ring Those Christmas Bells
Sergio Mendez and Brasil ’66 * The Christmas Song
illuminata 1
Swingle Singers * Carol of the Bells
Illuminata 2
Gayla Peavy * I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Guy Lombardo * Deck the Halls
Leonard Bernstein * Away in the Manger
The New Christy Minstrels * O Bambino
The Frosty Snowmann
Alleee 2


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Episode 168: A Blessed Christmas…Brian Blessed, That is.

December 4, 2008


Blessed 1-2
Alleee 1
Dick Roberston & His Orchestra * I Want You for Christmas
Blessed 3-4
“Big” Tiny Little * Christmas Medley
Andrews Sisters with Der Bingle * Here Comes Santa Claus
Blessed 5-6
Caiola & Ortolani * I’ll be Home for Christmas
The Big 18 * March of the Toys
Blessed 7
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers Rock
Art Mooney and his Orchestra * Candyland Parade
Blessed 8
Eddie Dunstedter * In the Clock Store
Bell Sisters * Barnyard Christmas
Blessed 9-10
Billy May * Santa Claus’ Sleigh Ride
Bobby Stewart * Sing a Kris Kringle Jingle
Blessed 11
Al Bollington * Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Claire and Rusty Cloud * Let it Snow
Blessed 12
Joseph Byrd * The Holly and the Ivy
Dixieland Jazz Band * It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Blessed 13
Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra * Silver Bells
The Enchanters * Mambo Santa Mambo
Blessed 14
Ken Plume * Brian Blessed Christmas
the Brigadiers Quartet and Orchestra * Jingle Bells
Blessed 15
Phantom Planet * Winter Wonderland
The Mills Brothers * I’ll be Home for Christmas
Blessed 16
Billy May and his Orchestra * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Sportsmen * That’s What I Want for Christmas
Blessed 17
Blessed 18
Brian Setzer Orchestra * Nutcracker Suite
The Paris Sisters * The Man with the Mistletoe Mustache
Blessed 19
Lounge Magic Christmas * Snow
Al Hirt * Here Comes Santa Claus
Blessed 20
Midnight String Quartet * Christmas Rhapsody
Willis Sisters * Blue Christmas
Blessed 21
Roomful of Blues * The Christmas Song
The Caroleers * A Ride on Santa’s Sleigh
Blessed 22
Johnny Mercer * Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town
Raymond LeFevre Orchestra * White Christmas
Blessed 23-24
Alleee 2


Episode 167: A Mondo “Magic” Christmas

December 2, 2008


A Dizneyland Christmas 1
Alleee 1 .
George Bowers * Christopher the Christmas Tree
A Dizneyland Christmas 2
The Three Suns * A Ding-Dong Dandy Christmas
Barefoot Man * Santa Got a Sunburn
A Dizneyland Christmas 3
The Three Suns * Russian Sleigh Ride
Pee Wee Children’s Chorus * Pee Wee, the Pink Pine Tree
A Dizneyland Christmas 4
Acid Rock Box * Good Kingsy
C3PO Christmas
A Dizneyland Christmas 5
Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass * Jingling Brass
Dingo * Santa’s Little Helper
A Dizneyland Christmas 6
The Hollyridge Strings * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Dottie Evans with the Brigadiers Quartet * When Christmas Comes to Our House
A Dizneyland Christmas 7
Mervin Shiner * Snow White Snow and Jingle Bells
McMillan Sing and Learn Program * Santa’s Coming
A Dizneyland Christmas 8
Jingle Bones-A Witch’s Christmas
Michael Stewart with Enoch Light Orchestra * Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
A Dizneyland Christmas 9
Roger Nichols Trio * St. Bernie the Snow Dog
The Golden Orchestra * Little Stowaway on Santa’s Sleigh
A Dizneyland Christmas 10
The McGuire Sisters * Honorable Congratulations
The Peppermint Kandy Kids * Santa’s Magical Bag
A Dizneyland Christmas 11
Jungle Christmas
Line Material * Let’s Trim the Christmas Tree
A Dizneyland Christmas 12
Futuristic Christmas Tree
The Sandpipers * Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
A Dizneyland Christmas 13