DFW Music News

Made a Playlist, Now Checkin' it Twice: By Request, Last Night's Christmas Music Show

Many thanks to the many folks who tuned in and called in during last night's late-night Christmas-music spectacular, which gets a replay on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) beginning, why, right this very moment. (That'll be just the three-hour yuletunes special, not the two hours of pirate-radio non-holiday For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure selections that followed -- and, shhh, don't tell Cat.) Many callers asked for a playlist, which follows on the other side -- both those selections that made the cut and those that were trimmed for time, of which there were far too many. (When available, I've offered links to tracks if you'd like to hear what you missed.) But there's always next year. Maybe? Hope you're having a very warm holly-jolly. See you tomorrow. Now, off to the Eight Track Museum.

Bonus: How did I miss this website? There you'll find, among other covers of a single classic, Billy Bragg and Florence + the Machine performing The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's great-any-time-of-the-year "Fairytale of New York," easily the most requested song last night. That, and John Prine's "Christmas in Prison."

1) "The Christmas Song," Dexter Gordon
2) "Christmas Was Better in the '80s," The Futureheads
3) "Do They Know It's Christmas," Jeff Richardson & Steven Drozed
4) "I Hear Jingle Bells," Freddie King
5) "I Wish It Was Christmas Today," Julian Casablancas
6) "Party Hard," Little Isidore
7) "Merry Xmas Everybody," Eux Autres
8) "Marshmallow World," Darlene Love
9) "Don't Believe in Christmas," Pearl Jam
10) "Silent Night/Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis," Tom Waits
11) "Presents for Christmas," Solomon Burke
12) "When It's Christmas on the Range," Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
13) "Christmas All Over," Dream Diary
14) "Santa's Got a Bag of Soul," Soul Saints Orchestra
15) "Ain't No Chimneys," Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
16) "Wonderful Christmas Time," Hold Your Horse Is
17) "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'," Mack Rice
18) "Trim Your Tree," Jimmy Butler
19) "Christmas Tree," Lady Gaga
20) "Back Door Santa," Clarence Carter
21) "Nutmeg," John Legend and Stephen Colbert
22) "I Won't Decorate Your Christmas Tree," Loretta Lynn
23) "Christmas With the Jews," Elizabeth and the Catapult
24) "Here It Is Christmas," The Old 97's
25) "Christmas Rappin," Kurtis Blow
26) "Everything's Gonna Be Cook This Christmas," E
27) "I Want to Come Home For Christmas," Marvin Gaye
28) "Christmas in Prison," Amos Lee
29) "Fairytale of New York," Matthew and the Atlas
30) "Christmas Means Love," Sam Cooke
31) "Christmas Must Be Tonight (Alternate Version)," The Band
32) "Christmas Wrapping," Summer Camp
33) "If We Make It Through December," Merle Haggard
34) "Santa," Lightnin' Hopkins
35) "Christmas Griping," R.E.M.
36) "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," Pedro the Lion
37) "2000 Miles," The DBs
38) "O Holy Night," Irma Thomas
39) "The Christmas Song," The Ravonettes
40) "Jesus Christ (Demo)," Big Star
41) "Christmas Time is Here (Vocal)," Vince Guaraldi Trio
42) "Auld Lang Syne," Black on White Affair

Songs Left Under the Tree
1) "Please Come Home For Christmas," Fiona Apple
2) "Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday," William Bell
3) "Frosty the Snowman," Banjo or Freakout
4) "Last Christmas," Florence + the Machine
5) "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," Aimee Mann and Grant Lee Phillips
6) "How I Hate to See Xmas Come Around," Jimmy Witherspoon
7) "It's Christmas So We'll Stop," Frightened Rabbit
8) "Got Something For You," Best Coast, Wavves
9) "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)," Young Wrists
10) "Christmas Time (Beggin' Santa Claus)," The Black Ace
11) "There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In," Elvis Costello and Stephen Colbert
12) "Christmas Time Blues," Guitar Slim and Jelly Belly
13) "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," Snow Club
14) "Blue Christmas," Johnny Cash
15) "Christmas Day," Squeeze
16) "Christmas Lights," Coldplay
17) "Carol of the Bells," Polyphonic Spree
18) "Christmas '83," Centro-matic

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Robert Wilonsky
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