December 13, 2007

the leather canary xmas mix #5

curb your enthusiasm's hilarious season finale aired over a month ago, but another great hbo show, extras, is closing up shop for good this weekend with an extended christmas special...even if you've never watched a single episode, i suggest you tune in sunday, because it looks amazing...anyways, our fifth holiday compilation is a bit of a mixed bag, with great tracks from dr. john, smokey robinson, & joni mitchell, as well as my favorite cut off my morning jacket's fantastic xmas fiasco style ep...i do feel a little self conscious about including mariah carey here, but what the hell, she sings a great song...unfortunately, i can't quite say the same for elton john (still, a little cheesiness is good this time of year)...also, i'm not really a coldplay fan, but chris martin does a nice job with a judy garland classic to close out the mix, & (bringing it back around) he was pretty funny on extras as well...hope you guys like this one...listen to the star wars track at your own risk.

download: the leather canary xmas mix

01. mavis staples - christmas in love
02. al green - it feels like christmas
03. dalhart imperials - old man spivey's egg nog
04. charles brown - christmas blues
05. my morning jacket - xmas time is here again
06. the drifters - white christmas
07. marvin gaye - purple snowflakes
08. joni mitchell - river
09. graham parker - new year's revolution
10. star wars singers - r2-d2, we wish you a merry christmas
11. the jackson 5 - up on the house top
12. andrew dost - yeah, i know, it's christmastime
13. mariah carey - all i want for christmas is you
14. smokey robinson & the miracles - christmas everyday
15. robert earl keen - merry christmas from the family
16. over the rhine - darlin' (christmas is coming)
17. martin sexton - holly jolly christmas
18. elton john - step into christmas
19. elvis presley - santa, bring my baby back
20. dr. john - silent night
21. the weepies - all that i want
22. brett dennen - the holidays are here (and we're still at war)
23. coldplay - have yourself a merry little christmas

previously: the leather canary xmas mix #1
previously: the leather canary xmas mix #2
previously: the leather canary xmas mix #3
previously: the leather canary xmas mix #4

related: if you live in chicago (or anywhere, really) & are looking for a good way to help those in need, all day today wxrt (chicago's finest rock) is excepting donations to feed the children & letting those who donate decide what songs are going on the air...pretty cool idea.


Aricia said...

Hey, thanks for posting these mixes!

jamie said...

That R2D2 song is probably the greatest Christmas song ever. How did I not know it existed?

the tt$t said...

wow, dg and dan... your xmas mixes keep getting better! i would love it if you guys could check out a lovely xmas song called "my first santa." it's a meloncholy indie-folk song... "hits in the car" and "six eyes" have put it on xmas mixes and i think you'd like it, and i'd be honoured if u put it on an upcoming xmas mix...if you go to, you can hear it... by the wat, i wanted to email you the suggestion privately, but could not figure out how to. thanks guys.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for these mixes! Hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Christmas time.

Best wishes from Germany, Michael