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Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 23, 2010
Scott Foley

Another Christmas, another holiday show, featuring my three "children," Gabe, Logan and Madeleine. As in years past, each came to the station with a holiday song of their choosing. Logan selected the guitar-orchestra "Christmas/Sarajevo 12/24," while Gabe demonstrated a keen understanding of the TMM ethos with a taste of Los Straitjackets. Madeleine reached back nearly 20 years before her own birth to a fun number from a Rankin-Bass claymation special.

Next Episode, I'll pull together a list of my favorite albums of the year. On Thurs Dec 30, gather the family, pop some breakfast popcorn, and join me.

* Ray Charles, "That Spirit of Christmas" Spirit of Christmas (Rhino, 85)
* Rev Horton Heat, "Winter Wonderland" We Three Kings (Yep Roc, 05)
* Slaid Cleaves, "You're a Mean One Mr Grinch" Holiday Sampler (Philo, 01)
* Scott Miller, "Star of Bethlehem" Christmas Gift (Scott Miller, 10)
^ Trans-Siberian Orchestra, "Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24" Christmas Eve & Other Stories (Atlantic, 96)
* Bruce Cockburn, "Mary Had a Baby" Christmas (Columbia, 93)
* Oh Starling, "Emmanuel" Noel (Oh Starling, 10)
* Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, "Silent Night" Master Sessions (Red Beet, 10)
* Over the Rhine, "Darlin' (Christmas is Coming)" Snow Angels (Great Speckled Dog, 07)
* Rose Cousins, "New Kind of Light" New Kind of Light (Self, 10)
^ Los Straitjackets, "Jingle Bells" Yuletide Beat (Yep Roc)
* Old 97s, "Here it is Christmas" Here it is Christmas (Old 97s, 07)
* Hayes Carll, "Grateful For Christmas" KMAG YOYO (Lost Hwy, 11)
* Emmylou Harris, "Light of the Stable" Light of the Stable (Rhino, 92)
* The Band, "Christmas Must Be Tonight" To Kingdom Come (Capitol, 89)
* Shelby Lynne, "Aint Nothin' Like Christmas" Merry Christmas (Everso, 10)
* John Cowan, "Let's Make a Baby King" Comfort & Joy (E1, 09)
* Kimmie Rhodes, "Mary" Miracles On Christmas Day (Sunbird, 10)
* Ox, "Christmas In the Jailhouse" Silent Night & Other Cowboy Songs (Ox, 10)
* Fats Kaplin & Kristi Rose, "Come See the Baby" I Wonder As I Wander (Pulp Country, 10)
^ Paul Frees, "Put One Foot In Front of the Other" Santa Claus is Comin' To Town (Rhino, 70)
* Gretchen Peters, "Song for a Winter's Night" Northern Lights (Scarlet Letter, 08)
* Angie Stevens, "Won't You Come Home" Won't You Come Home (Boss Koala, 10)
* Los Lonely Boys, "Feliz Navidad" Christmas Spirit (Epic, 08)
* Susan Cowsill, "World at Christmas Time" Very Threadhead Holiday (Threadhead, 10)
* Steve Earle & Allison Moorer, "Nothing But a Child" To Kate: a Benefit (Western Beat, 05)

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