Saturday, January 3, 2009

Homemade Christmas CD Playlist 5 (2005): I Smell Winter

Like the NHL, my series started out with the Original Four, then expanded from there. It may also be noticed that, to increase the variety, I loosened the definition of Christmas music to include winter weather, the month of December, gift-wrapping, festive lighting, and other holiday-related themes that may not specifically mention Jesus or Santa or any of their relatives. A number of the songs on this particular CD come from the 2000 compilation It's a Cool, Cool Christmas, put out by the British radio station Xfm. (As I recall, I had buy it on EBay.) There are also a number of selections here from two family favorite bands (in our family), eclectic root-rockers Marah, out of Philadelphia, and one-time commercial alternative hitmakers Teenage Fanclub out of Glasgow, Scotland.
    VOLUME 5: I SMELL WINTER
    1. Del McCoury, Doc Watson, Mac Wiseman - Christmas Time's A Comin' (2:49)
    2. Ringo Starr - Come On Christmas, Christmas Come On (3:35)
    3. Marah - Counting the Days ('Til Christmas) (3:03)
    4. Departure Lounge - Christmas Downer (3:13)
    5. The Wedding Present - No Christmas (4:01)
    6. Descendents - Christmas Vacation (2:38)
    7. Teenage Fanclub - December (3:03)
    8. Tarbox Ramblers - Last Month Of The Year (2:29)
    9. Reverend Horton Heat - Jingle Bells (2:19)
    10. Saint Etienne - I Was Born On Christmas Day (3:11)
    11. The Housemartins - I Smell Winter (3:20)
    12. Teenage Fanclub - Winter (3:46)
    13. Crash Test Dummies - Winter Song (4:01)
    14. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Mr. Heatmiser (4:22)
    15. Grandaddy - Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland (2:59)
    16. Goldfinger - White Christmas (1:02)
    17. Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting - Baby, It's Cold Outside (2:48)
    18. XTC - Snowman (5:01)
    19. Marah - Christmas with the Snow (2:36)
    20. Teenage Fanclub - One Thousand Lights (2:54)
    21. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Hwiangerdd Mair (3:05)
    22. Chris Isaak - Christmas On TV (2:18)
    23. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - The Excelsis Deo Medley (1:48)
    24. Brenda Lee - I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus (2:18)
    25. Aaron Nudelman - Purple Jelly Jar (2:22)
    26. Snow Patrol - When I Get Home for Christmas (4:16)