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As there is not going to be much to discuss until Boxing Day, you might like to play some Christmas music to lift the gloom after Saturday's performance. The trouble is you haven't got the time or can’t be arsed searching for something different to the standard compilation CDs. Well, I’ve done all the hard work for you and, just like Phil Spector, I have a Christmas gift to you, in the form of a list of over 200 tracks (with accompanying YouTube videos/pictures) capturing the festive spirit over the past fifty years, with a sprinkling of corn, schmultz and humour thrown in.

 

I've included some obvious tracks and omitted others, but I can guarantee there are many which you have never heard before and some you will not want to hear again. Many of them are not necessarily what I would play, but there is something for all members of the family and all tastes, especially those with bad taste,. So this might be just the excuse you need to leave the computer switched on during Christmas Day when you have visitors.

 

You can cut and paste your own favourites or bookmark the list, so that in future years the job's a good 'un.

 

Have a cool Yule and I hope Santa brings you what you’re hoping for, plus six points over the next two games.

 

In the words of the rarely heard Bobby Nunn & The Nic Nacs, I’m gonna have a merry Christmas and I wish the same to you.

 

Feliz Navidad amigos,

 

Diego

 

 

 

A Christmas Gift To You - Phil Spector:

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mfUFb134FQ

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPBddcCzA8c...feature=related

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYSCGr9pC-w...feature=related

Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8YQOXDqkf0...feature=related

 

The Twelve Days Of Christmas - Relient K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DfTmwv4kLw...feature=related

 

Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUyuGFoiWJ0

 

Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JOHJhlZsD0

 

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

 

Joy To The World - Aretha Franklin

 

Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) - The Ramones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA-HMqBQpQs...feature=related

 

Santa’s Got A GTO - The Ramonas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmHA3goHL5E

 

Christmas Bop - Marc Bolan & T. Rex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u22_zK3p_5E

 

Little Saint Nick - Beach Boys

 

The Children’s Christmas Song - The Supremes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g0KdWcXZeU...feature=related

 

Father Christmas - The Kinks

 

Jingle Bells - Sex Pistols

 

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day - Wizzard

 

Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade

 

A Christmas Duel - The Hives & Cyndi Lauper

 

Punk Christmas - Green Day

 

Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) - The Darkness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-eslNwGXrI

 

Medley of Christmas Songs - Meat Loaf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hruLvp9OPwU...feature=related

 

Winter Wonderland - Aretha Franklin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svm0K7ykYbA

 

I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus - Amy Winehouse

 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Me - The Supremes

 

All I Want For Christmas Is You - Maria Carey

 

Santa Baby - Pussycat Dolls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXspgPH70BA...feature=related

 

Everything’s Gona Be Cool This Christmas - Eels

 

Back Door Santa - Clarence Carter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjpxYQD7WV4

 

Santa - Lightning Hopkins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3AhdwvCQDc...feature=related

 

2,000 Miles - The Pretenders

 

Fairytale of New York - The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl

 

We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Fire Rocket Launcher

 

Carol of the Bartenders - Bob Rivers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_fF7u-qV8w

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas - John Denver & The Muppets

 

Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney

 

Medley of Christmas Songs (sent to Fan Club members 1963-69) - The Beatles

 

White Christmas/Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - The Beatles

 

All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle - (Oldham’s) Dora Bryan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWC3hvGtBBc

 

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Joey Ramone

 

Don’t Believe In Christmas - The Sonics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbIdCfqyvJk

 

Rock’In (sic) Santa - Jimmy & The Slanders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vygeyOmAO1I...feature=related

 

Surfer’s Christmas List - The Surfaris

 

Twistin’ Bells - Santo & Johnny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdvqvVPT6vY

 

Snowbound - The Del-Vikings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaAHPUuZG4U...feature=related

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas - George Thorogood & The Destroyers

 

Another Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas - Iron Maiden

 

Rock and Roll Christmas - The Moon Biscuits

 

Christmas Rock Songs (Part one) - Various artists

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VEGj3c7RCU

 

Christmas Rock Songs (Part two) - Various artists

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lYjeKuFng4...feature=related

 

Mistress For Christmas - AC/DC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKDxcamgFAg...feature=related

 

Heavy Metal Christmas - Twisted Sister

 

Christmas song - Sum 41 & Tenacious D

 

The Twelve Pains of Christmas - Weird Al Yankovic

 

Once Upon A Christmas Song - Geraldine McQueen

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Winter - Wizzard

 

Santa & The Sidewalk Surfer - Crossfires

 

Merry Christmas Baby - Charles Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwl47vHVwCU...feature=related

 

Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ - Albert King

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o9RabpQKFY

 

Baby Sittin’ Santa - Barry Richards

 

Monster’s Holiday - Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaVyrWVF_40...feature=related

 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Twisted Sister

 

Merry Xmas Song - Pink Floyd

 

Thank God It’s Christmas - Queen

 

Everybody’s Happy - Tessa Sunniva

 

It’s Christmas Time - Status Quo (Disney video)

 

Santa Claus Boogie - The Tractors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiKf3u8XoBM

 

Rockabilly Christmas - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxdOCFMJCEw

 

Rocking The Christmas Medley - Various artists

 

Merry Twistmas - The Marcels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeXkzTzn3KU...feature=related

 

Mama’s Twistin’ With Santa Claus - Mark Anthony & The Elfs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtXMcFrywLc...feature=related

 

Santa’s Ford - Fredrik’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio

 

Christmas Boogie - The Davis Sisters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l2VrOuD4dM

 

Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Mabel Scott

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hGptFs27wY...feature=related

 

Santa Claus Baby - The Voices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzGnusaVwDY...feature=related

 

Christmas Bell Rock - Barry & The Highlights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TurNE9tTbVk...feature=related

 

Santa Won’t Be Blue This Christmas - Jimmy Charles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRgA4dDcv3s...feature=related

 

I Can’t Have A Merry Christmas, Mary (Without You) - Jerry Lee Lewis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inOeloJKSC4

 

Rock and Roll Santa - Jimmy Soul and the Belmonts

 

Rock and Roll (?) Santa Claus - Lillian Briggs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMAIfIB4XR8...feature=related

 

Reindeer Rock - The Sportsmen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyvW72H1RfA...feature=related

 

Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin’ Stevens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAEP4GTVJlk...feature=related

 

Bubblegum Christmas - 1910 Fruitgum Company

 

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Fats Domino

 

Jing Jing A Ling - Honey & The Bees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1ixzyT2AaM

 

Gee Whiz It’s Christmas - Carla Thomas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y-C5KzWLo8

 

Merry Christmas Baby - Sheryl Crow & Eric Clapton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0UCi2HcrT4...feature=related

 

Christmas Time Is Here Again - The Beatles

 

Step Into Christmas - Elton John

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs4OkFZWmfs...feature=related

 

Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton & Friends celebrate the Holiday

 

My Only Wish - Britney Spears

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3sQObf30e0...feature=related

 

Frosty The Snowman - Motown Remix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z53MGqOKwo

 

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Supremes

 

What Christmas Means To Me - Stevie Wonder

 

Christmas Everyday - The Miracles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v316qTkKmsY

 

We Wish You A Merry Christmas - The Drifters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5EpP-tvCBY...feature=related

 

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Ray Charles

 

Rock Around The Christmas Tree - Big Bud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxw4FJo0MIA...feature=related

 

Reggae Christmas - Bob Marley

 

It’s Christmas Time - Sugar Minott

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8zXSdCamM0...feature=related

 

Christmas Is Here - Assassin

 

We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Relient K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IFtqDQtiEQ...feature=related

 

Don’t Shoot Me Santa - The Killers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYrdHjZFVjI

 

Christmas In Hollis - Run-DMC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juBEue3L4LE

 

Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto - Snoop Doggy Dogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQfSIZiv8q4...feature=related

 

Jingle Bells (A Hip-Hop Carol) - Kyle Massey

 

Soul Christmas medley - The O’Jays/Jerry Butler/Otis Redding

(Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas/O Holy Night/White Christmas)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccQ9MWEsCfw

 

Baby’s First Christmas - Connie Francis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtM2-lhvSxs...feature=related

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Disney Princess

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTxZ3P9X2pY

 

Very Merry Christmas Songs - Disney:

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddl_4o_ffe4

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PN_jTMkdRM...feature=related

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GTvJ04h5Zk...feature=related

 

You’re All I Want For Christmas - Brook Benton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQWmZDpoMX8

 

Christmas Celebration - B.B. King

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOo2ZF2tmek

 

Christmas Is My Time Of Year - The Monkees

 

Happy Holiday - The Shells

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4gLDQxS6F4

 

It’s Christmas Time - Marvin & Johnny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l2SyMVRfzk...feature=related

 

Doo Wop Christmas - Kenny Vance & The Planotones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o96gXS_y3z0...feature=related

 

No Christmas Cheer - Larry Chance & The Earls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyPMEeNvDTk...feature=related

 

I Want To Come Home For Christmas - Sunny & The Sunliners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9cF9BG34p8...feature=related

 

Spending Christmas With My Baby - M.C. Blvd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0f5U5tDwzk...feature=related

 

Merry Christmas Baby - Barbara Lynn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6EUhZBWgFA...feature=related

 

Merry Christmas Darling - The Uniques

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEfcPxPUgKg...feature=related

 

What A Christmas - The Justinas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_mpXIgeU-Y...feature=related

 

Gonna Have A Merry Christmas - Bobby Nunn & The Nic Nacs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5lTvk7j9YU...feature=related

 

Medley:

Christmas in Heaven - Billy Ward & The Dominoes. 1953 (Jackie Wilson on lead).

It’s Christmas Time - 5 Keys 1951.

White Christmas - The Ravens 1948.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=448EpJPT6uk

 

A Christmas Long Ago - The Echelons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxMDshgooC4...feature=related

 

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S - The Rhythm Aces

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvCqw5f5N20...feature=related

 

Santa Claus Is Thumbing To Town - Relient K

 

Dominic The Italian Christmas Donke - Lou Monte

 

I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas - Gayla Peevey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtqIM_bPTws&NR=1

 

Britney Spears intro:

Mr Hanky the Christmas Poo - South Park

I’m Getting’ Nuttin’ For Christmas - Barry Gordon

I Farted On Santa’s Lap - Annonamous

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-mIoSH6AQw

 

I’m Getting’ Nuttin’ For Christmas - Relient K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuMxBJeHevw

 

Damn It I’m Vixen - Brian Beathard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB8co0P4Glo...feature=related

 

Osama Got Run Over By A Reindeer - Bob Rivers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB43m0489Qk...feature=related

 

Bohemian Christmas Rhapsody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWWoMHmlbvI...feature=related

 

The Night Santa Went Crazy - Weird Al Yankovic

 

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_EKTawAQGQ...feature=related

 

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two front teeth - Spike Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYsgcvLXUsQ...feature=related

 

Donde Esta Santa Claus - Augie Rios

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VclFV8RTE4...feature=related

 

Cowboy Santa Claus - Bill Lacey & The Ebonaires

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNTFCcLS3yQ...feature=related

 

Rudolph The Red-Nosed reindeer - The Melodeers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpe0Ql0pPkg...feature=related

 

Merry Christmas Darling - the Jaguars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J92k04eSR0g...feature=related

 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas -Dionne Warwick & Gladys Knight

I Believe in Christmas - Dionne Warwick & BeBe Winan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH2JeXyCzHw

 

Someday At Christmas - Stevie Wonder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIAUptphg2o

 

Rockin’ and Rollin’ With Santa Claus - The Hepsters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KIL6_uFwJQ

 

Christmas Will Soon Be Here - John Gaudet & The Laurels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS8QT4EW9Ak...feature=related

 

There’s Trouble Brewin’ - Jack Scott

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz0relULgtM...feature=related

 

Blue Holiday - The Shirelles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPYi_HPHSWA

 

Blue Christmas Tree - Buck Owens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLa7q4HIu3Q

 

Blue Snowfall - Johnny Mathis & Lorrie Morgan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_mmLD8mcr4

 

Yellow Snow - Comedy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1OhP_7fT0M...feature=related

 

Jingle Bells - Disney sing-along

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13SaSh_xW2M...feature=related

 

Jingle Bell Rock - Kylie Minogue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aupAyF9CKjY...feature=related

 

Santa Baby - Kylie Minogue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC6JDwFPGts...feature=related

 

I Want To Spend Christmas With Elvis - Marlene Paula

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GHLAAySTSk

 

All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit - Half Man Half Biscuit

 

The Most Fattening time Of The Year - Bob Rivers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwBeKAyYIRU...feature=related

 

The Restroom Door Said Gentlemen - Bob Rivers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4tgJRzBxps...feature=related

 

Wreck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly - The Three Stooges

 

Let’s Not Fight This Christmas - Chris Difford & The Decorations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVzoAJgLHWA

 

A Christmas Song - Jethro Tull

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yibz4xAejos

 

I’m Not dreaming Of A White Christmas - Gilbert O’Sullivan

 

I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqOfXumI18A...feature=related

 

Going Home (This Christmas) - The Saw Doctors

 

The Pipes of Christmas

 

My Christmas Prayer - Billy Fury

 

Christmas Tears Will Fall - The Rialtos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJVpebTvPKU...feature=related

 

I Hate Christmas Parties - Relient K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsZU7M3ekoo...feature=related

 

Santa Claus - The Sonics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo9LsR7yv0Y...feature=related

 

Santa Claus Is Back In Town - Elvis Presley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRWnRBL9if8

 

Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney - Jimmy Boyd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1NCKD8Cv_E...feature=related

 

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas - The Four Tops

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnHKgUWgB7w

 

The Real Meaning of Christmas - Nino & The Ebb Tides

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FPLR-vcNhc...feature=related

 

Silent Night - Stevie Nicks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiBucppAXcA

 

The Angel Gabriel - Celtic Christmas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9sNPGqaphk

 

O come All Ye Faithful - Celtic Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eLDvM7eSq0...feature=related

 

Little Donkey - Nina & Frederick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnPUYD2g3pY

 

A Song Of Bethlehem - The Chieftans narrated by the late Burgess Meredith

 

It Came upon A Midnight Clear - Ella Fitzgerald

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECbeWvKFlJU...feature=related

 

O Holy Night - Aretha Franklin & Billy Preston

 

A Very Special Birthday - The Cashmeres

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2SEPwMSas4...feature=related

 

Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child - John Legend

 

I Celebrate The Day - Frelient K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFzEOZDmzCg...feature=related

 

Mary’s Boy Child - Boney M.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-9lBlQmimI...feature=related

 

Christmas Day - Squeeze

 

Christmas Day - The Temptations

 

Christmas Day - Ral Donner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzY6gyx6W7g...feature=related

 

Rockford’s Christmas - Sweetapple

 

Pipes of Peace - Paul McCartney

 

Christmas 1914 in no man‘s land - Mike Harding

 

Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - John & Yoko, The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir

 

Boxing Day - Relient K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEb3_du_5sk...feature=related

 

In Like A Lion (Always Winter) - Relient K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxZAvIg8J-4...feature=related

 

The Last Of The Melting Snow - The Leisure Society

http://www.myspace.com/theleisuresociety

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you forgot the greatest punk band of all time!!!

 

the dickies-silent night..

takes me back to a xmas party at the scouts hut,me pogoing about!

 

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EsPc6smuevY

 

oh...bon nadal!

 

Nice one! Banana Splits is a favourite of mine. I'm not claiming that the list is definitive, but if you and others add classics like that one, it may well become definitive.

 

P.S. I think pogoing at the scout hut has been banned nowadays! :grin:

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Ruddy ell, how did most of that pass your QC standards Diego??!

 

I made it clear in my introduction that they were covering 50 years, for all the family and not necessarily what I would play.

 

If it provokes more good ones for that definitive list, all's well and good!

 

P.S. The Waitresses' classic is one of my all-time favourites!

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