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Date:  December 19, 2015
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  Winter / Christmas


[yellow song titles are YouTube links; songs with * were requests; all chart information comes from the Billboard Top 100 (for chart dates before/during July 1958) or Billboard Hot 100 (for chart dates during/after Aug 1958) unless otherwise noted]


OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi Hendrix)

TALK BREAK:  White Christmas – The Ventures (1965)

Hey Santa Claus – The Moonglows (1953)

Christmas Day – Linda Scott (1961)

* Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee (first released in 1958; it charted on the Hot 100 in Dec 1960, 1961, and 1962.  It has appeared on the Christmas chart many times since.)

TALK BREAK:  What Child Is This – Vince Guaraldi Trio (1965, from the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas)

* Sometimes in Winter – Blood, Sweat, and Tears (1968, from their eponymous second album)

Winter Song – Lindisfarne (1970)

A Hazy Shade of Winter – Simon and Garfunkel (1966, #13)

TALK BREAK:  We Wish You a Merry Christmas – The Ventures (1965)

Mambo Santa Mambo – The Enchanters (1956)  

* I Believe in Father Christmas – Greg Lake (1975, #95)

TALK BREAK:  My Little Drum – Vince Guaraldi Trio (1965, from the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas)

Winter Weather – Ronny and the Daytonas (1966, a non-charting single from the band whose biggest hit was “G.T.O.”)

It May Be Winter Outside – Felice Taylor (1967, #42, written and produced by Barry White)

I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter – Connie Francis (1962, peaked at #18 in early 1963)

TALK BREAK:  Blue Christmas – The Ventures (1965)

You Trimmed My Christmas Tree – Baby Jane

Mister Scrooge – The Orchids (1964.  The Orchids consisted of three teenage girls from Coventry, England.)

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – Jackson 5 (1970, #1 for two weeks on the Christmas chart)

* Mrs. Santa Claus – Nat King Cole (1953)


TALK BREAK:  Frosty the Snowman – The Ventures (1965)

Christmas Is Here Again – Roger Whittaker (1978)

Christmas Time Is Here Again – The Flirtations (1968)

Merry Christmas, Baby – Otis Redding  (1968, #9 on the Christmas chart)

TALK BREAK:  Skating – Vince Guaraldi Trio (1965, from the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas)

Snowflakes and Teardrops – The Angels (1964, the b-side of “Wow Wow Wee (He’s the Boy for Me)”)

Cold, Cold Winter – The Pixies Three (1964, #79)

There’s Trouble Brewin’ – Jack Scott (1963)

TALK BREAK:  Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Ventures (1965)

Silver Bells – Earl Grant (1966, #3 on the Christmas chart)

Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys (1963, #3 on the Christmas chart)

I Want a Rock and Roll Guitar – Johnny Preston (1959, a non-charting single by the artist best known for “Running Bear”)

Santa Claus Is Back In Town – Elvis Presley (1957)

TALK BREAK:  Sleigh Ride – The Ventures (1965)

Little Bright Star – Diana Ross and the Supremes (1965)

All I Want for Christmas Is You – Carla Thomas (1963, b-side of “Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas”)

You’re All I Want for Christmas – Brook Benton (1963, #3 on the Christmas chart)

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – The Ventures (1965)

TALK BREAK:  Snow Flakes – The Ventures (1965)

* Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Al Hirt and Ann-Margret (1965)

* Santa, Teach Me to Dance – Debbie and the Darnells (1962)

A Warm Little Home on the Hill – Stevie Wonder (1978)

The Christmas Blues – Dean Martin (1953)


* (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays – Perry Como (1955, #8)

Let’s Make Christmas Merry, Baby – Amos Milburn (1949)

The Christmas Song – The Carpenters (1978)

* Pretty Paper – Willie Nelson (written by Willie Nelson.  Roy Orbison had a hit with the song in 1963.  Nelson recorded his own version the following year.)

TALK BREAK:  Jingle Bell Rock – The Ventures (1965)

That Spirit of Christmas – Ray Charles (1985)

* I Remember Christmas – The Drifters (1964)

* If We Make It Through December – Merle Haggard (1973, #1 on the Country chart, #7 on the Christmas chart, and #28 on the Hot 100)

* Snow Flake – Jim Reeves (1966, #66)

* A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives (1964, #13 on the Christmas chart, featured in the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)

TALK BREAK:  It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – Jose Feliciano (1970)

Christmas for Cowboys – John Denver (1975)

All Winter Long – Linda Laurie (1959)

I’m Gonna Build a Snowman – Diane Ray (1963)

Frosty the Snowman – Jimmy Durante (1969)

I Wish You a Merry Christmas – Big Dee Irwin and Little Eva (1963)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Lou Rawls (1967)

We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo – Big John Greer (1954)

CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959, #1 for two weeks)

BONUS:  Father Christmas – The Kinks (1977, a catchy tune with aggressive lyrics)


Trivia Winner

Congratulations to Dave from Dryden for being the first caller when an Elvis song came on and winning two passes to Cinemapolis!

Host Next Week (Dec 26):  John Rudan with a spotlight on 1973

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