Category Archives: Seasonal

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

ONE MORE SLEEP UNTIL CHRISTMAS, folks! Today, on Christmas Eve, I present you with the my favorite holiday song of all time, none other than “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by the magnificent Mariah (she’s on fi-yah)! Since … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Sufjan Stevens – Sister Winter

A mere TWO DAYS separates us from Christmas, folks, and now seems like an appropriate time for a slow jam.. no? Indie pop singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens first said he was going to write an album for each of the 50 … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY SPECIAL: The Drifters – White Christmas

THREE days until Christmas is finally upon us, folks, and today I’ve decided to go back even further… to 1954! The Drifters were a great quintet of soul singers who recorded and debuted this cover of “White Christmas” in 1954. … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Elton John – Step Into Christmas

FOUR DAYS until Christmas my friends! FOUR DAYS! Oh, Elton. I first discovered this song when I moved to the UK in 2001. Man, do they ever love their Christmas tunes over there. Obsessively. The chart battle for the Christmas … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Fitz and the Tantrums – Santa Stole My Lady

FIVE DAYS until Christmas, people! Hope you have all your shopping done and can sit back and relax with a glass of rum and egg nog and some really good tunes… This group caught my eye in late 2010 with … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Bing Crosby – Mele Kalikimaka

SIX days until Christmas! Let’s forget about this cold and think about sunny, lovely Hawaii for a few minutes… This tune, originally written in 1949 by Robert Alex Anderson, takes its title from the Hawaiian phrase ‘Mele Kalikimaka,” meaning Merry … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Slow Club – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

SEVEN DAYS until Christmas, y’all! Weehoo! Today’s jam comes all the way from Sheffield, England. Slow Club are a folk-inspired indie duo consisting of Chris Watson and Rebecca Taylor who started playing music together in 2006 and have released two … Continue reading

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