Every year since 2005 I’ve done a Christmas compilation called “Happy Birthday Baby Jesus” (see our blog to check out years’ past). Dave was kind enough to let me surface from the code mines for a few hours to bring you a collection of some of my favorites from across the years. It wasn’t easy to cull for a “best of,” but here we go and I won’t tell the Advent police if you start listening to these now. Enjoy!

Now Sound of Christmas - The Free Design
White Christmas - He5
Baby Jesus - Matthew Sweet
Jesus Christ - Big Star
Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto - Belle & Sebastian
Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year, Pts. 1 & 2 - James Brown
Merry Christmas, Baby - Otis Redding
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Jimmy Smith
Purple Snowflakes - Marvin Gaye
Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas? - The Staple Singers
Little Drummer Boy - Lenox Avenue
Please Come Home for Christmas - The Uniques
Christmas for the Free - Argent
Cold White Christmas - Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
Things Fall Apart - Cristina
I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You  - Claudine Longet
A Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
One Christmas Catalogue - Captain Sensible
A Merry Jingle - The Greedies
Twistin' Bells - Santo & Johnny
We Wish You A Merry Christmas - The Ventures
We Four King (Little Drummer Boy) - The Blue Hawaiians
In the Bleak Mid Winter - Bert Jansch
Suddenly It's Christmas - Loudon Wainwright III
Exotic Night - Martin Denny