Welcome one and welcome all to our 14th annual Christmas Music Special! Holiday traditions might be looking a bit different this year, but this is one that forges ahead.
As always, we here at The Arcade endeavor to bring you some Christmas music selections that you’ve probably never heard before, and this year is no different. We start this show with not one, not two, but three unique twists on the old Chipmunk song, Christmas Don’t Be Late. After that, we share a selection of songs that attempt to accurately capture the Christmas mood as it exists in 2020, this the year of the endless dumpster fire. That is to say, it’s Christmas music for when you’re just not feeling Christmas this year! If that brings you down a bit, don’t worry, because we’ll try and lift your spirits with some songs from across the pond in the UK. To close out this year’s show, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of a truly timeless Christmas movie, Home Alone. We’ll share a selection of songs composed by John Williams from some of the movie’s most memorable moments.
As always, we encourage you to follow the links below to add these songs to your collection. We hope you enjoy this show, and we wish all of you out there a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
What Was Played:
(click on the links to listen!)
- The Chipmunk Song… Slowed Down
- Bob Rivers – The Twisted Chipmunk Song
- Chipmunks On 16 Speed – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Keb Mo – Christmas Is Annoying
- Foxtails Brigade – I’m Not Really In The Christmas Mood This Year
- Type O Negative – Red Water (Christmas Mourning)
- The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain – Sleigh Ride
- Peter & The Test Tube Babies – I’m Getting Pissed for Christmas
- Monty Python – Christmas in Heaven
- Cassetteboy – Festive Christmas Medley
- The Futureheads – Christmas Was Better in the 80s
- John Williams – Home Alone Main Title (Somewhere in my Memory)
- John Williams – Holiday Flight
- John Williams – Setting The Trap
- John Williams – The Attack on the House
The man who, for a change, is okay with how woefully underprepared for Christmas he is