January 02, 2009
Friday random ten: My sister's list

My sister sent me the following Christmas-themed Friday Random Ten list after reading my list from last week. Since I really didn't get a chance to do much iPod listening this week, I figured I'd use her tunes today instead. Here you go:

1. "Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey" by Lou Monte
2. "Deck the Halls" by Twisted Sister (Declan's Favorite!)
3. "Jingle Bells" by Barenaked Ladies
4. "The Twelve Pains of Christmas" by Bob Rivers
5. "Up on the Housetop" by Gene Autry
6. "We Need A Little Christmas" by Percy Faith
7. "White Christmas" by The Drifters
8. "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" by Thurl Ravenscroft
9. "Sleigh Ride" by Amy Grant
10. "(I'm Gettin') Nuttin for Christmas" by Bill Pressman

Declan is her five-year-old son, and also my godson. Clearly, she's raising the kid right. Thanks for the list, Eileen!

While I haven't had much time to really listen to the iPod this week, I have been busy getting new music, mostly from the iTunes store. There's still plenty of time to recommend some songs to me as I work my way through the gift cards. Please leave your suggestions in the comments. As we begin the new year, I'll have a lot of new music on which to base the next few Random Tens, so that ought to be fun. So please take the opportunity to affect those future entries and tell me what tunes I should be downloading. Thanks very much.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 02, 2009 to Music

The Waitresses' song Christmas Wrapping should be at the top of any rock/pop xmas song list.

Posted by: hope on January 2, 2009 6:27 PM

I won't get close to ten, but here's some albums from the other winter holiday:

Barenaked for Hanukkah by the Barenaked Ladies.
Woody Guthries's Happy Joyous Hanukkah as performed by the Klezmatics.
Hanukkah Rocks by the LeeVees.

Posted by: Logan Ratner on January 2, 2009 10:54 PM

The Christmas album I discovered this year is by Mary Chapin Carpenter. It's called Come Darkness, Come Light, and it's a winner. Half-a-dozen new compositions of her own and the rest mostly Christmas music that's rarely heard. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Linkmeister on January 6, 2009 1:01 AM
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