Christmas Mixes

Back when I was doing the show on North Palace Radio, I had envisaged revisiting my usual festive spin on John Kell Vs Satan – the inevitable John Kell Vs Santa. Unfortunately the station didn’t last long enough for that (though there may be more JKVS in 2012… watch this space!), so I thought I’d put some mixes up on 8Tracks instead. I’ve ended up with rather a lot of choices, so I ended up doing four different ones. Here are the tracklistings, and direct links – just click to listen!

Bah Humbug (1) – Carols
Indie bands and others doing carols (though it’s not always obvious which ones from the titles!).

Broken Dog – Joy to the World
Johnny Domino – I Saw Three Ships
Belle and Sebastian – O Come O Come Emmanuel
Fat Man Rhythm Section – Unemployment Rock
The Weisstronoauts – Silent Night
Balor Knights – Gaudete
The 10p Mixes – Away In A Manger
The Singing Loins – Ding Dong Merrily on High
Plans and Apologies – Pandaz Xmaz

Bah Humbug (2) – sort-of Christmas songs [NSFW!]
A mix of anti-Christmas songs, rude Christmas songs, songs that are ambivalent about Christmas or just hate its guts.

TV Smith – Christmas Bloody Christmas
Tralala – Christmas Never Comes When You’re Alone
Shawn Lee – I’ll Be Fucking You This Christmas
The Just Joans – Card from a Multipack
The Pocket Gods – Wanking for Christmas
Erin McKeown – Christmas Waltz
Ten Benson – Black Snow
Departure Lounge – Christmas Downer
Christa Rebecca – You Still Come Home For Christmas
Shrag – Stop the Revelry
Velodrome 2000 – Christmas Sucks
HT and the OJs – Just Say No To Christmas
Helen Arney – Traditional Family Christmas Argument

Bah Humbug (3) – Christmas songs, plain and simple
MJ Hibbett and the Validators – The Advent Calendar of Fact
Misty’s Big Adventure – Where Do Jam Jars Go At Christmas Time?
The Pretenders – 2000 Miles
The Pipettes – Santa’s On His Way
Diana Ross and the Supremes – Little Bright Star
The Meditation Singers – Blue Christmas
The Gresham Flyers – Perfect Christmas Snow
Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Mitch Benn – Broke the Bank This Christmas
Half Man Half Biscuit – It’s Cliched to by Cynical at Christmas
The Futureheads – Christmas Was Better in the 80s
The Ronettes – Frosty the Snowman

Bah Humbug (4) – Covers
My favourite mix, I think – covers of mostly well-known Christmas songs, in unfamiliar (I hope!) guises.

Severe – Stop the Cavalry
She and Him – Little Saint Nick
Six By Seven – I Believe in Father Christmas
DJ Downfall – 2000 Miles
Hefner – Lonely This Christmas
Church Library – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Low – Blue Christmas
MJ Hibbett – Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Hong Kong in the 60s – Walking in the Air
Cuckooland – Silver Bells
The Just Joans – Last Christmas


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