[Themed] The Halls are Decked, the Boughs are Hollied

25 Dec

I have a hard time believing that it’s Christmas tomorrow, it certainly doesn’t feel like it to me…and yet, I am surrounded by abundant reminders that it is indeed that time of the year once again. Thus, I will supply you a non-militaristic installment of music for the blog. I do have to say to my Jewish friends that I would have liked to put up a Hanukkah-themed post as well, but unfortunately I lack a sufficient number of relevant selections. Perhaps one day when my music collection has grown more voluminous I’ll make up for this transgression.

So, here are some tunes. A merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, fun-filled Festivus, and joyous Kwanzaa to all, and to all a good night.

Casiotone For the Painfully Alone – Cold White Christmas (From Etiquette)
It’s a downer, but it’s awesome.

Neutral Milk Hotel – Two-Headed Boy (From In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)
It’s a downer, and not really relevant until the very end, but still awesome.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – The Night Santa Went Crazy (From Greatest Hits, Vol. 2)
It’s no “Amish Paradise,” but when I was ten, the images of bloodshed, destruction, and venison this song evoked seemed pretty cool.

Sufjan Stevens – Sister Winter (From Peace: Vol. 5)
A song that slowly builds to an apex of holiday epicness, as only Sufjan can do it.

Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone – Baby, It’s Cold Outside (From Elf: Music From The Major Motion Picture)
Elf is a mehhh film, but Zooey Deschanel has a very nice voice.

Modest Mouse – Jesus Christ Was an Only Child (From The Lonesome Crowded West)
Isaac Brock, putting the Christ back in Christmas!

Everclear – Santa Monica (From Sparkle and Fade)
Ok, this is a stretch. But a clever pun, no?

Buy ’em up:
Tomlab
Merge
Amazon.com (Because Scotti Bros. went belly-up years ago)
Asthmatic Kitty
Up Records
Capitol

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2 Responses to “[Themed] The Halls are Decked, the Boughs are Hollied”

  1. Keegan December 25, 2008 at 6:47 am #

    Zooey Deschanel has a nice something….eh? eh? Fuck Mark Texiera.

  2. Anonymous December 28, 2008 at 11:42 pm #

    agreed on both counts

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