Around this time of year, everybody has certain traditions that they look forward to and we here at The Arcade are no different, which is why we’re proud to present to you our 10th Annual Christmas Music Special. Yes, you read that correctly, this is our tenth time doing a special show for the holidays and in all that time, our goal of bringing you Christmas music you’ve never heard before has never changed. If anything, we’ve learned in these past ten years that the world of Christmas music is almost endless, and the amount we get exposed to each season represents only a small fraction of what’s out there.
As tradition dictates on these shows, we start off with the Ludicrous Leadoffs, those Christmas songs that are just an extra kind of special, and this year, we have Bill Murray and George Clooney crooning, a song about a zombie Christmas, and a ridiculous parody of the overplayed song Do They Know It’s Christmas. From there, we go to a totally unique genre with dubstep covers of classic Christmas music, before showcasing something special for our friends of the Jewish faith with a collection of songs all about Hanukkah. We end off this year’s program by bookending our Halloween music show. If you recall, that episode began with silly hip-hop songs which were lacking in street cred. Well, on this show, we present seasonally-appropriate songs from hip-hop artists with immense street cred, such as Snoop Doggy Dogg, Busta Rhymes, and even Eazy-E himself. Yes, Eazy-E did a Christmas song, and yes, it’s every bit as explicit as you think it might be. You’ve been warned.
As always, we encourage you to follow the iTunes links below to purchase these songs for yourself and add them to your collection. We hope you this show as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together, and we wish all of you out there a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
What Was Played:
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- King Diamond – No Presents For Christmas
- Bill Murray (feat. George Clooney) – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
- Emmy The Great and Tim Wheeler – Zombie Christmas
- The Boy Least Likely To – George and Andrew
- My Dick – Do They Know It’s My Dick?
- Rednek – Nek The Halls
- A Heart Of Black And White – Carol of the Dubs
- PatrickReza – Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
- Arion – The Nutcracker
- Anvil – Hanukkah! Hanukkah!
- The LeeVees – How Do You Spell Channukkahh?
- Shira Kline – Chanukah Bamba
- Gefilte Joe and The Fish – Hanukkah Rocks
- Snoop Doggy Dogg (feat. Nate Dogg) – Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto
- Busta Rhymes (feat. Jim Carrey) – Grinch 2000
- Eazy-E – Merry Muthaf****n’ Xmas
The giver of presents, the taker of souls