Sunday, December 22, 2013

Do You Hear What I Hear: 10 Obscure Christmas Songs

You're probably as insanely tired as I am of hearing the usual plethora of Christmas songs, so cleanse your aural palate with lesser-known versions and original tunes you might never have heard. (The Bessie Smith song is extraordinary.)

Some of these are taken from a classic punk/new wave compilation from the early 80s on Ze Records called A Christmas Record.  It was for me the first time I ever heard the Waitresses' still-great "Christmas Wrapping". You can listen to the entire album on YouTube.

Suggest your own little-known favorites!

And one of my all-time favorites:

A&H stalwart Erik Onyski contributes

Martin Atkins And The Chicago Industrial League

AC/DC-Mistress for Christmas

The most talented singer Brian Middleton brings us

EVERLY BROTHERS - Christmas Eve Can Kill You

Ghost of Christmas Past Andrée Levie-Warrilow delivers

No Doubt - Oi To The World

A&H contributor Spo-Dee (Tom Barry) drops off

Dwight Yoakam ~ Santa Can't Stay

Great ol' pal David Ciullo brings us back to the blog post title

Do You Hear What I Hear--Spiraling

The ever-lovely Lillian Emm adds

The Christians and the Pagans - Dar Williams

One from Michele Ferlisi

King Diamond No Presents For Christmas


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  4. Great list! I love obscure Christmas music. Here's a playlist of some lesser-known Christmas songs: Obscure Christmas Songs