Thursday, December 18, 2008

Man In The Santa Claus Suit

One week to go. Shane or Santa Claus? You tell me.

Theme post today, including a couple of special re-posts requested by...well...requested by me. Yup. I'm gifting myself. And you by extension. Trust me on this, you're gonna want these tunes.

The fantastic (and vaguely Waitsian) Mary Gauthier kicks off today's festivities with a funny and sad little tale about an extended family and their community at Xmas. Neil Halstead of Mojave 3 weighs in next with a tune about the lengths a man will go to during the Holidays to give his family a super swell Yuletide.

The re-posts continue the theme with a couple of tunes by Mike Ireland and The Everly Brothers. Possibly the two saddest Xmas songs we've ever heard, and we mean that in a non-cheesy, irony-free way. Highly recommended to leaven the levity of previous posts.

Sad Santas, They Mean So Much!

Mary Gauthier: Christmas In Paradise (mp3)

Neil Halstead: The Man In The Santa Suit (mp3)

Re-Posts (Requested by ME!):

Mike Ireland: Christmas Past (mp3)

The Everly Brothers: Christmas Eve Can Kill You (mp3)

Please support your dysfunctional family this Xmas season.


Rockstar Aimz said...

Thanks! I love Mary Gauthier.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great Christmas tunes!

A humble request: Would you (re)post a link to Jim Reeves/Senor Santa Claus?

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Actually, if you can find it I think you would find that "Scratches At The Door" by Freakwater is the saddest Christmas song ever.
Great blog.


bigrockcandymountain said...

Thanks for the comments, folks!

Let's see...Look for "Senor Santa Claus" on Sunday, and "Scratches At The Door" on Monday!