Today’s travel schedule, with its puny 30-minute blocks of free time, prevents the regularly-scheduled weekly dose of Flotsam.
In its place, here are some of my favorite uncommon holiday tunes. I’m assuming you already have more Duke Ellington’s Three Suites, Vince Guaraldi Trio, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby than an elf has hammers.
- Baby It’s Cold Outside / Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel
- I Saw Three Ships / Sufjan Stevens
- Christmas in New Orleans / Louis Armstrong
- White Christmas / The Drifters
- Little Drummer Boy / Ray Charles
- Fairytale of New York / The Pogues
- Merry Christmas Baby / Otis Redding
- All That I Want / The Weepies
- We Three Kings of Orient Are / The Beach Boys
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / James Taylor
- I Want Your For Christmas / Dick Robinson & His Orchestra
- No Christmas for Me / Zee Avi
- I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm / Kay Starr
- Sleigh Ride / The Ronettes
- White Winter Hymnal / Sonos
- Put the Loot in the Boot, Santa / Mae West
- Little Saint Nick (Alternate Version) / The Beach boys
- Winter Wonderland / Darlene Love
- X-Mas Twist / The Twistin’ Kings
- Someday at Christmas / Stevie Wonder
- Send Me Your Love For Christmas / Retro Christmas Party
- Run Rudolph Run / Chuck Berry
What favorites of yours did I miss? Or are your ears bleeding by this time of year? Sound off in the comments.
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