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Date: Dec 22, 2012
Host: Gary Reinbolt
Feature: stories, holiday music
Rock and Roll Trivia
What is the original German name for the song about a tree?
(scroll down for the answer below the playlist)
A GOOD STORY IS BETTER THAN THE TRUTH
But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
- Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"
THE OLD MAIDEN LADIES
Some family you get, some family you choose, some family chooses you
The Ronettes Frosty The Snowman
The Crystals Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Gene Autry Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)
Jimmy Boyd I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Gene Autry Rudolf The Rednosed Reindeer
MY FATHER THE MACHINIST
The Never Ending Battle with the Christmas Tree
Carpenters Merry Christmas Darling
Eartha Kitt Santa Baby
Nat King Cole The Christmas Song
Jose Feliciano Feliz Navidad
Chuck Berry Run Rudolph Run
BUFFALO EVENING NEWS
How Many Kinds of Snow can you indentify? Buffalo paperboys know them all -
Slush, sluck, Hallmark snow, lake effect snow, pea snow, Crisco snow, glazed snow, powdered snow...
Al Hirt and Ann-Margret - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Frank Sinatra Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Tony Bennett Winter Wonderland
Blood, Sweat & Tears Sometimes In Winter 1969
Paul Simon And Art Garfunkel Hazy Shade Of Winter
THE COOKIE FACTORY
Food is Love
Jerry Lee Lewis Shake Rattle and Roll
Shirley Temple Animal Crackers In My Soup
Harry McClintock Big Rock Candy Mountain
Jay and the Techniques Apples,Peaches,Pumpkin Pie
Sammy Davis Jr The Candy Man
The New Beats I Like Bread and Butter
HERMAN AND THE TURKEY
This is the night when the animals talk, and I know what the dog said to my Mom
Elvis Presley Hound Dog
The Everly Brothers Bird Dog
Bent Fabric Alley Cat
The Tokens The Lion Sleeps
SILVER TREE 12:40
The Battle of THE TREE continues, Jean Sheppard had it good with a leg lamp
Tchaikovsky March Of The Toy Soldiers
Vince Guaraldi Trio Skating Night Before Xmas 5:34
Louis Armstrong Night Before Christmas
It was the last thing he ever recorded. Satchmo died the following July. You just never know. Embrace the moment, especially at Christmas.
Transcendent voices binding us, each to the other
Choir of King's College The Holly and the Ivy
A Capella Carol of the Bells
I’m sure my mom had other concerns, probably had to lose pay to do it, but this is what love is.
Diana Ross Silver Bells
Spike Jones All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
Gayla Peevey I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas -
Johnny Preston I Want A Rock and Roll Guitar
Barry Gordon Nuttin' For Christmas
Bing Crosby It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
SILVER DOLLAR TIPS
“I like to see a man who’s happy in his work”
Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock
The Beach Boys Little Saint Nick
Brenda Lee Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
The Ronettes Sleigh Ride
The McGuire Sisters Christmas Alphabet
You die when your name is spoken aloud for the very last time.
Tell you family your stories, stories like the ones I told you this evening,
They will keep those stoies, and you, in their hearts long after the telling is done.
Thanks for being among my family tonight
Charles Brown Please Come Home For Christmas
James Taylor Isn't It Nice To Be Home Again
James Taylor Shower The People
James Taylor Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
"O Tannenbaum" is the original German name of the song you may know as "O Christmas Tree". Happy holidays, everyone!
Host Next Week (Dec 29, 2012): John Simon
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