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December 25, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 24 (Eve Special)

Tomorrow is Christmas, and tonight is Christmas Eve. I hope you all have enjoyed the past 28 days, so I’m gonna throw together a bunch of new Christmas mp3s and give you the links to all the previous ones. Enjoy! (P.S. – It seems i’ve dipped into the actual 25th! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight).

CHRISTMAS MP3S OF THE DAY!!!!!!
-> My Morning Jacket- Xmas Time Is Here [mp3]
-> Bing Crosby- White Christmas [mp3]
-> Low- Just Like Christmas [mp3]
-> The Raveonettes- The Christmas Song [mp3]
-> The Killers- A Great Big Sled [mp3]
-> Fiona Apple- Frosty the Snowman [mp3]
-> Bing Crosby- Silent Night [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Away In A Manger [mp3]
-> Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas [mp3]
-> Andy Williams- O Holy Night [mp3]

All Together Now
-> The Carpenters- The Christmas Song [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Put the Lights On the Tree [mp3]
-> Nat King Cole- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing [mp3]
-> Gene Autry- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer [mp3]
-> Phantom Planet- Winter Wonderland [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Holy, Holy, Holy [mp3]
-> Vaughn Monroe- Let It Snow [mp3]
-> Fountains of Wayne- Valley Winter Song [mp3]
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio and the Cast of Charlie Brown- Christmas Time Is Here [mp3]
-> Elmo & Patsy- Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer [mp3]
-> Iron & Wine- Sodom, South Georgia [mp3]
-> The Swimmers- The Christmas Sound [mp3]
-> Bobby Helms- Jingle Bell Rock [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Star of Wonder [mp3]
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio- O Tannenbaum [mp3]
-> Alvin & The Chipmunks- The Chipmunk Song [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- That Was the Worst Christmas Ever [mp3]
-> Mark Mothersbaugh- Sparkplug Minuet [mp3]
-> The Walkmen- The Christmas Party [mp3]
-> Chet Atkins- Jolly Old St. Nicholas [mp3]
-> Johnny Mathis- The First Noel [mp3]
-> Jeff Grant- Christmas [mp3]
-> Ryan Adams- Hey Parker, It’s Christmas [mp3]
-> The Bird and The Bee- Carol of Bells [mp3]
-> The Polyphonic Spree- Carol of Bells (Tim’s About To Lose His Marble) [mp3]
-> Roger Whittaker- The 12 Days of Christmas [mp3]
-> Burl Ives- Christmas Can’t Be Far Away [mp3]

and that’s some good ole fun x-mas. Merry Christmas once again.

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December 14, 2007

Blogging from PCA / The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 14

Here I am, blogging from Port Columbus Airport, awaiting my 5:38 flight into Newark International, and with it being 3:31, I would say I have plenty of time to spare.

Excited, very, I am for taking a month break to enjoy Christmas and the start of 2008. For the past week and a half I slaved over more than 45 pages of final papers, and one grueling Japanese class exam. The easiest way I can express myself write now is to just say Thank God it’s done with. Now, back to business for the most part. All I can really put up right now is this new track from the upcoming album Real Emotional Trash from ex-Pavement muskateer, Stephen Malkmus and his band The Jicks. The track’s called “Baltimore”, and it is raw rock at Malkmus’ best. The guitar work stands out triumphantly and the track bellows with enough power and effectiveness to give anyone with the right mind to be excited about this new release.

-> Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks- Baltimore [mp3]

And for the holiday portion of this post, I am happy to say that I am flying into a fresh foot of snow that covered the northern east coast yesterday, and it seems absolutely serene for my case.

Not a very Christmas-y picture, and the song may raise some questions as well, but The Royal Tenenbaums always reminded me a bit of Christmas. From the snowflakes falling occasionally in scenes to the Charlie Brown motif; this song represents that for me.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Mark Mothersbaugh- Sparkplug Minuet [mp3]

December 11, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 11

Filed under: Charlie Brown, Christmas is Dank, Muzak, Oldness, Snowdrops, Stuff Inside the Body, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 11:50 am

Two finals down. Two papers to go. And it still rains…

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio- O Tannenbaum [mp3]

December 8, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 8

Filed under: Charlie Brown, Christmas is Dank, Muzak, Newness, Snowdrops, Stuff Inside the Body, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 10:06 pm

Here’s a new Christmas track fresh from this year from an indie group I hadn’t heard of previous to this. It’s full of pop and Christmas goodness, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> The Swimmers- The Christmas Sound [mp3]

December 5, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 5

Filed under: Charlie Brown, Christmas is Dank, Muzak, Snowdrops, Stuff Inside the Body, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 10:47 am

Hoorah! The first big snow fall of the year! I awoke in pure awry with a picture text message from a friend in the same state as I. It was a picture of a dorm surrounded by bundles and bundles of brilliantly white snow. So I pull up my shades with rapid haste (not showing any appreciation to my roomate, naturally) to find that my campus too has been raped by blizzard-like snowfall. And like the day couldn’t get any better, my 9:30 Cinema class was cancelled as well. So here’s to a morning of snuggling in bed while zoning out to a white haze and good ole Christmas jams.

For those of you who have actually followed this blog in a decent fashion, you may remember back to my “THE Albums (of my life), etc.” stint. Well although the MP3 links have been dead and gone for a long time now, there still remains the text of me confessing the identity of possibly my favorite tune. It’s a wintry song, and it flows so majestically in me that I will never grow tired of its familiar ring. I believe it is necessary to bust this baby out for celebration of the real start of winter and the real beginning of the road to Christmas. O and why the hell not, I’ll throw in a bonus because I’m so happy. Enjoy and cheers.

CHRISTMAS MP3s OF THE DAY!
-> Fountains of Wayne- Valley Christmas Song [mp3]
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio and Cast of Charlie Brown- Christmas Time Is Here [mp3]

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