Request Lines Are Now Open For the Christmas Eve Holiday Music Spectacular on The Ticket

I've just been informed the office is closed, which would explain why there's nobody here -- I just thought all the new kids got scared off by Hot Fudge Fridays.

It's just as well. I've spent the better part of the last two weeks collating and curating jingle-bell rock, funky Jesii and other holiday blues for my Third Annual Christmas Music Spectacular-Spectacular, which will indeed air live tomorrow night from 10 till 1 a.m. on KTCK-1310 AM, better known as The Ticket. And I do need to finish up. And get some sleep, because what the spots running on the station don't tell you is that the show will actually run till 'round 3ish in the Christmas morning, by request. The extended dance remix, a holdover from last year's extravaganza, will be a bit more free-form, let's say, fellow babies.

Here's last year's playlist; so far only a handful of tracks repeat, and I may yet excise them from the nice list. Depends. I've tinkered with the ever-expanding playlist 128,382 times, and the songs that stand out the 128,383rd time through will make the cut. Maybe. Right now, some are brand-new; others, ancient. More than a few will be familiar, though none overplayed in the iterations offered. Many of them will be strangers to most.

That said, I'm sure I'm forgetting something particularly wonderful. Feel free to drop your roasted chestnuts and jingle balls below. It would be much appreciated. And, as always, feel free to call in: 214-787-1310 is the request line. And make sure you do so after you've rolled up some mistletoe whilst knee-deep in the eggnog on what's supposed to be a cold and wet and maybe kinda-white Christmas Eve. That's when it's really the most wonderful time of the year.

As always I'll post the playlist Christmas Day. Oh, and Cat just reminded me: The station will rerun the show Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.

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