Bonding time: the Nativity in Townsville. Jan Hynes, 2007.

Bonding time: the Nativity in Townsville. Jan Hynes, 2007.

My son got an Advent calendar from his grandparents that has Santa captaining Noah’s ark. Is this better or worse than the ones that just dispense chocolate? I am unsure.

One thing to be sure of is that in 1962, Kim Fowley secured the copyright to an arrangement of the march from Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker. The result is evergreen and to be trusted in, unlike Advent calendars.

Enjoy the music! (And click here to listen to about 2/3 of it on Spotify)

  1. Silent Night – William Shatner & Iggy Pop
  2. When Was the Baby Born – The Swan Silvertones
  3. Black Christmas – Rose Graham
  4. Nut Rocker – B. Bumble and the Stingers
  5. Ave Maria – The New Adventures
  6. Rain, Sleet, Snow – Paul Revere & The Raiders
  7. Merry Christmas, Pretty Baby – Jessie Mae Hemphill
  8. This Christmas – Color TV
  9. Holiday on the Moon – Love and Rockets
  10. Frosty the Snowman – Man or Astroman?
  11. We Three Kings – The Reverend Horton Heat
  12. December Mourning – The Crocodile Shop
  13. Christmas Is Just Another Day – Ernest Tubb
  14. It’s Christmas (A Time for Giving) – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  15. Santa’s Little Helper – Evan Johns and His H-Bombs
  16. Merry Christmas Boogaloo – Johnny Albino
  17. Here Comes Santa Claus – You
  18. I Just Want You For Christmas – The Golddiggers
  19. Christmas Time Is Here – Khruangbin
  20. (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas – The Fall
  21. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Woody Phillips
  22. Run with the Fox – Yes
  23. Christmas Here (Could Never Be Like That) – Wednesday Week
  24. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  25. Silent Night – Douglass Leedy