Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sweeping The Nation Christmas Special

I know you may have downloaded it anyway in the last few days, but we thought it was time to phase out A Very Sweeping Christmas and replace it with a freshly compiled set of quality festive tunes, all freely downloadable and round about an hour and a half long apiece:

The Covers

Joseph Spence - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Wedding Present - Step Into Christmas
Slow Club - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Blondie - We Three Kings
Cocteau Twins - Frosty The Snowman
Six By Seven - I Believe In Father Christmas
Bright Eyes - God Red Ye Merry Gentlemen
She & Him - Sleigh Ride
Summer Camp - Christmas Wrapping
Peter Broggs - Twelve Days Of Christmas
Booker T & The MGs - Winter Wonderland
Idlewild - Mistletoe And Wine
James Dean Bradfield - Last Christmas
El Perro Del Mar - Auld Lang Syne
Lauren Laverne - In the Bleak Midwinter
REM - Good King Wenceslas
Belle & Sebastian - O Come, All Ye Faithful
Camera Obscura - Little Donkey
Allo Darlin' - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Josh T Pearson - O Holy Night
The Bandana Splits - Wonderful Christmas Time
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Jingle Bell Rock
Lucky Soul - Lonely This Christmas
The Pipettes - White Christmas
The Kills - Silent Night
Karine Polwart - Merry Xmas Everybody

The LOLy Spirit - rotten title, I know. Novelties, oddities and obtuse approaches to Christmas songs

TBC Poundsystem - Losing My Sledge
Beck - Little Drum Machine Boy
Hot Uncles - The Joy Of Giving (Dan Michaelson and Broken Family Band/Singing Adams' Steven Adams)
The Black Arts - Christmas Number One (Black Box Recorder and Eddie Argos)
Fountains of Wayne - I Want An Alien For Christmas
They Might Be Giants - Santa's Beard
Ben Folds - Bizarre Christmas Incident
The Hives & Cyndi Lauper - A Christmas Duel
Eartha Kitt - I'm Gettin Nuttin For Christmas
Grandaddy - Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland
Barenaked Ladies - Deck The Stills
Gruff Rhys - Slashed Wrists This Christmas
Chris T-T - 100,000 Turkeys
MJ Hibbett & The Validators - The Advent Calendar Of FACT
Shrag - Stop The Revelry
Half Man Half Biscuit - It's Clich├ęd To Be Cynical At Christmas
Spitting Image - The Christmas Singles

Unsilent Night

Reuben - Christmas Is Awesome
The Vandals - Oi To The World
The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
The Damned - There Ain't No Sanity Claus
The Greedies - A Merry Jingle (three of Thin Lizzy and two Sex Pistols)
Weezer - Christmas Celebration
Shonen Knife - Space Christmas
Eels - Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
The Bellrays - Mary Christmas
Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire - Santa Claus
The Sonics - Don't Believe In Christmas
The Futureheads - Christmas Was Better In The 80s
Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler - Christmas Day (I Wish I Was Surfing)
Glam Chops - Countdown To Christmas
T. Rex - Christmas Bop
The Kinks - Father Christmas
Crystal Antlers - 10,000 Watts
The Smithereens - Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
The White Stripes - Candy Cane Children
Elastica - I Wanna Be a King of Orient Aah
Nosferatu D2 - It's Christmas Time (For God's Sake)

Selection Box 1 - unordered, unthemed, quality controlled

30 Pounds of Bone - You Can't Break Up At Christmas (So Let's Get It Over With)
Acid House Kings - Christmas
The Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick
Beach House - I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun
Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa
The Boy Least Likely To - Christmas Isn't Christmas
Darlene Love - All Alone On Christmas
Darren Hayman - The Christmas Wars
De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
Dennis Wilson - Morning Christmas
The Emotions - What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas
Foxes! - Christmas Songs
Girls Aloud - Not Tonight Santa
Harvey Danger - Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)
His Clancyness - This Xmas No Trees Just Soul
James Brown - Go Power At Christmas Time
John Cale - Child's Christmas In Wales
Kate Bush - Home For Christmas
The Lucksmiths - The Thought That Counts
Luna - Egg Nog
Seasick Steve and the Level Devils - Xmas Prison Blues
Summer Fiction - Christmas Eve for Two
Throwing Muses - Santa Claus
Velocity Girl - Merry Christmas, I Love You
Yo La Tengo - It's Christmas Time

Selection Box 2

Blur - The Wassailing Song
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Cold White Christmas
Denim - I Will Cry At Christmas
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas
Hello Saferide - iPod Christmas
James White - Christmas With Satan
Joy Zipper - Christmas Song
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'
Low - Just Like Christmas
The Magnetic Fields - Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree
My Morning Jacket - When the Bells Start Ringing (Feat. The Head and the Heart)
Noah And The Whale - To Cyril At Crunkmas
Of Montreal - Christmas Isn't Safe For Animals
The Raveonettes - The Christmas Song
Rufus Wainwright - Spotlight on Christmas
Saint Etienne - I Was Born On Christmas Day
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Christmas Everyday
Standard Fare - Tinsel Politics
The Staple Singers - Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas
Stevie Wonder - One Little Christmas Tree
The Supremes - Won't Be Long Before Christmas
Trembling Blue Stars - Christmas And Train Trips And Things

Selection Box 3

The Beatles - Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
Boca Chica - Snow Angels
Boyracer - Every Day Is Christmas With You
Damien Jurado - Christmas Time Is Here
Isaac Hayes - The Mistletoe And Me
Johnny Cash - The Gifts They Gave
The Long Blondes - Christmas Is Cancelled
The Maytals - Happy Christmas (The Christmas Song)
Mew - She Came Home For Christmas
Poly Styrene - Black Christmas
Red Shoe Diaries - San Francisco Snowglobe
Rilo Kiley - Xmas Cake
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
The School - Let Me Be The Fairy On Your Christmas Tree Tonight
Smashing Pumpkins - Christmastime
Squeeze - Christmas Day
Stina Nordenstam - Soon After Christmas
Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Let's Boogey To The Elf Dance!
The Temptations - Love Comes With Christmas
The Three Wise Men (XTC) - Thanks For Christmas
The Walkmen - Christmas Party

1 comment:

John Farrow said...

I discovered your fabulous Xmas compilations a few years ago. So I was delighted to discover today that you are still very much in business.


So here's a line to thank you for introducing me to so many fine tracks and giving me hours of listening pleasure.


Greetings from Stockholm!

Merry Xmas!!

John Farrow