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Friday, November 25, 2005 :::

A Kick Ass Christmas '05

Thanksgiving, my least favorite holiday, is also one of the most exciting days of the year, because it is the eve of the release of my annual Christmas Mix of musical awesomeness. I really like Xmas music, and this year I think I outdid myself with the playlist. It may be a little Sufjan heavy, but screw it, this is my mix and I can play whatever I want. Planetdan's only got one DJ, and it's me.

1. I Saw Three Ships by Sufjan Stevens
2. My Favorite Things by Herb Alpert
3. Father Christmas by The Kinks
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by The Ray Conniff Singers
5. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Sufjan Stevens
6. Constant Raincheck by Sundae Club
7. Marshmallow World by Dean Martin
8. Happy Holidays by Percy Faith
9. I Wish You a Merry Christmas by Big Dee Irwin
10. Put the Lights on the Tree by Sufjan Stevens
11. Jesu, Joy of Manís Desiring by Dr. Elmo
12. Frosty the Snowman by Esquivel
13. Home for the Holidays by Perry Como
14. Itís Christmas Time by The Carpenters
15. Little Drummer Boy by The Ray Conniff Singers
16. A RockiníJingle Bells by The Partridge Family
17. Once in Royal Davidís City by Sufjan Stevens
18. A Soaliní by Peter Paul and Mary
19. We Need a Little Christmas by Percy Faith
20. Frosty the Snowman by Fiona Apple
21. The Friendly Beasts by Sufjan Stevens
22. What are you Doing New Years Eve? by Rufus Wainwright
23. A Party for Poppa Santa by Bing Crosby + The Andrew Sisters
24. Joy to the World by The Moog Machine

What's even better is that unlike last year, I now I have the JUKE BOX on the right side of this site, so for the month of December, it will feature my Kick Ass Christmas '05 on eternal loop. Spreading the joy, bitches!

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Dan, I loving your playlists! You are a big Sufan promoter, do you ever listen to Pinback or Modest Mouse? If not they're both worth checking out! I've been reading your blog for a few months now and find you extremely funny! Thanks for the laughs!

By Anonymous canadiangirl, at 11:20 AM  

oops...that should say I'm loving!

By Anonymous canadiangirl, at 11:21 AM  

Dan, I'm too lazy to look it up by myself, but did Sufjan put out a Christmas album or something?

By Blogger Jeremy, at 12:22 PM  

you can never have too much Sufjan, ever!

By Blogger Adam, at 2:38 PM  

Sufjan has made three Xmas EPs. They were never officially released but they are all over the web. Rumor has it that some of them will be officially released as his Vermont album, which is supposedly supposed to be an Xmas CD.

Supposedly supposed to be.

By Blogger dan, at 3:59 PM  

Dan, did you create that logo? that is freakin' awesome.. good choice in music too..

By Blogger TracyD, at 5:53 PM  

Thanks for the KAX CD, it worked great in my car. Haven't tried it on my stupid house CD player. Indeed best KAX CD to date. Although no xmas mix is complete without Bing/Bowe Little Drummer Boy. I specially like the Peter, Paul and Mary song. Look forward to it every year!

By Blogger Colleen, at 12:09 AM  

Great list Dan! Next year consider adding Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." My wife sent me a cassette tape of this song when I was in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Another song she included was the 5th Dimension's "Wedding Bell Blues." I wore that tape out by the time I was able to come home. Sure wish I still had that tape, but at least those songs will be in my heart forever.

Also I can't resist an Uncle Ray story (sorry canadiangirl). Did you know Uncle Ray appears in a Christmas song? He is immortalized in The Arrogant Worms, "Dad Threw Up On Christmas Day" from their album "Christmas Turkey."

Dad threw up on Christmas Day
He puked right on the serving tray
The stuffing's come right out of Daddy dear
Now everybody's Christmas vacation
Will be filled with a viral infection
Maybe we'll all be better by next year

We felt more than a breeze
When Daddy had to sneeze
It didn't sound a lot like ah-choo
Mom was saying grace
When Daddy barked on her face
So Mom asked God to bless the vomit too

Dad threw up on Christmas Day
He got some chunks on Uncle Ray
Who kept on talking about his pancreas
We'll all remember Christmas Eve
As the last time we were free of disease
And able to digest some solid food

The stuffing's come right out of Daddy dear
Now everybody's Christmas vacation
Will be filled with a viral infection
Maybe we'll all be better by next year
Yeah, maybe we'll all be better by next year

By Anonymous billthecatlives, at 7:14 AM  

Speaking of kickass Christmas things, have you seen this?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:35 PM  

Sufjan does xmas songs? I never knew... he's great... Mouse on Mars and Books might also appeal to you...

By Anonymous terriblecircus, at 1:05 AM  

Thanks for going to the trouble of putting together the playlist... if I stick around till next year will you promise to have White Christmas??
PS I'm the one starting the Canadian Fanclub. LOL

By Blogger elizabeth, at 4:18 PM  

Colleen I'm so with you on the Peter Paul and Mary! I'm such a dork that I've been anticipating the Dan Christmas mix for weeks, and especially the jukebox possibilities! yay. thanks Dan!

By Blogger Christine, at 8:16 AM  

Love th eplaylist, and your blog! I'm not sure if you'd be a fan, but I like Elf's Lament, featuring Michale Buble on the Barenaked Ladies Holiday Album...there's a sample on their site:

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:28 AM  

What, no Hootie?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:31 PM  

If you're looking o add a little more Channukah to the mix in future years, check out The LeeVees- they only play channukah songs. Kind of limited employability, seeing as they probably don't get much action in the summe rmonths, but they are a fun band!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:32 PM  


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:00 PM  

There's nothing wrong with a Sufjan-heavy Christmas playlist.

I burned all three EPs onto one CD and it's been playing in my car for half a month now. There's nothing more fun than leaving work when it's dark out (at 5:30!), turning the key in the ignition, and having the car lit up by Sufjan's instrumental "Silent Night."

I'm really hoping he comes out with something for Christmas this year. But that goes without saying.

By Anonymous Ben, at 3:06 PM  

Hey Dan, I was reading your blogs and I think you're really funny :D I was also exploring around and read your Halloween Tragedy (which cracked me up) and the whole Unisex Toilet thing. I can't believe they fired you for that! Geez, can't they take a joke? *shrugs* Anyways I thought your site was entertaining. See ya!

By Anonymous NYTMARE, at 3:44 PM  

what would it take to get my hands on one of those?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:41 PM  

yes,yes. I would like one too. Perhaps you could sell copies?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:37 PM  

Somehow I think that duping a whole bunch on songs that I don't have the rights to and then selling the CDs on the internet wouldn't be legal.

By Blogger dan, at 1:50 PM  

OMG - I just noticed how much David Cassidy and John Cameron Mitchell sound alike. Freaky.

- Sissy

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:48 PM  

I was just checking out a link to your page and decided to stick around. I love it here. The first song you have there is so different. I have never heard of that artist, but I do love his voice. Hope you have a good Christmas:) Take care.

By Anonymous Ruthie, at 2:28 AM  

Dan! I love your playlists too! You may like to know that Constant Raincheck was chosen by Mario Cavalli as soundtrack to one of his amazing animations and you can always check out our other stuff on

Best wishes,
Hamstall Ridware
Sundae Club
(Please forgive 'anonymous' status!)

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:48 AM  

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