About a week ago, I admitted on this blog that I am a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas. A few of my dear readers seemed genuinely concerned for my well-being after this admission, and I would like to thank all of you for your kind words (and booze donations). I assure you all that I am just fine. I may not love Christmas in the same way that most real Americans do, but I do enjoy certain aspects of it– especially the music.


Wham!_ Singles & B-Sides

Wham!: “Last Christmas” (Written By George Michael)

From the single Last Christmas

Epic Records, 1984

Billy Squier_ Singles & B-Sides

Billy Squier: “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You” (Written By Billy Squier)

B-side of the 7″ single My Kinda Lover

Capitol Records, 1981

Darlene Love & The E Street Band_ Singles & B-Sides

Darlene Love & The E Street Band: “All Alone On Christmas” (Written By Steven Van Zandt)

From the soundtrack Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

Arista Records, 1992

Free as a Bird

The Beatles: “Christmas Time Is Here Again” (Written By Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starr)

From the CD single Free As A Bird

Capitol Records, 1995

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Vince Guaraldi Trio: “Linus And Lucy” (written By Vince Guaraldi)

from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas

Fantasy Records, 1965

Do They Know It's Christmas_

Band Aid: “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (Written By Bob Geldof & Midge Ure)

From the 12′ single Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Columbia Records, 1984

Elton John_ Singles & B-Sides

Elton John: “Step Into Christmas” (Written By Elton John & Bernie Taupin)

From the 7″ single Step Into Christmas

MCA Records, 1973

Sting_ Singles & B-Sides

Sting: “Gabriel’s Message”

From the 12″ single Russians

A&M Records, 1985

A Christmas Together

John Denver & The Muppets: “The Twelve Days Of Christmas”

From the album A Christmas Together

RCA Records, 1979

R.E.M._ Singles & B-Sides

R.E.M.: “Christmas Griping” (Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)

From the 7″ single Baby Baby

Fan club release, 1991


About The Analog Kid

"I'm 5-foot-8, 123 pounds. I have, uh, brown hair, blue eyes. I enjoy surfing, backgammon and men who aren't afraid to cry."

4 responses »

  1. HERC says:

    Great stuff. Every one.

    Mas R.E.M. fan club Xmas stuff por favor!

    Hope you and yours have a Happy and a Merry.

  2. surpriseh says:

    Ahem. And what of the chicken and collard greens?

  3. WTF Pancakes says:

    Brilliant, but how did this one not get a shout out?

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