Merry Mixmas 2009 is now online. You can download it (and Mixmases 2002-2008) at www.djriko.com.
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Christmas intro
The Neighborhood Kids - Christmas is for Everyone
The Gifted Children - Jingle Bells
Ruth White - Activity Songs for Christmas
Vince Guaraldi - Skating
Weezer - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Adam Faith - Lonely Pup (in a Christmas Shop)
Lady GaGa - Christmas Tree
Stompin' Tom Connors - Jingle Jangle Aeroplane
The Royal Guardsmen - It Kinda Looks Like Christmas
OK Go - Father Christmas
The Kinks - Father Christmas
Harvey Averne Band - Let's Get it Together This Christmas
Guster - Donde Esta Santa Claus?
Honky Tonk Confidential - Christmas Prison
Ra John and the Rubba Dub Dub Band - The Christmas Calypso
Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa
Sufjan Stevens - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Rhys O'brien - Christmas Morning
Nat King Cole - The Happiest Christmas Tree
The Granville Williams Orchestra - Santa Claus is Ska-ing to Town
Whaley Boys - O, Tannenbaum
Tony Sacco - Jolly Fat Man
Fast Food Rockers - Festive Food Song
Funk Machine - Soul Santa
Alma Cogan - Never do a Tango With an Eskimo
Gentleman Auction House - On the Rooftops
Nullsleep - Silent Night
The Hot Rods - Christmas in Hawaii
Bobby Sherman - Goin' Home (Sing a Song of Christmas Cheer)
Electric Jungle - Funky Funky Christmas
Eydie Gorme y Los Panchos - Navidad y Ano Nuevo
The Joe Gibbs Family - Winter Wonderland
The Black on White Affair - Auld Lang Syne
nice. Thank you.
This is a bad ass collection, thank you Randy. I'm going to listen to it when I wrap presents today!
5/22: Move D, Reaganz, Sassmouth @ Monarch
5/28: Refused, White Lung @ GAMH
5/29: Spoon @ The Fox Theater, Oakland
5/29: Max Cooper EMERGENCE @ PW
5/30: Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriet's
6/2: Kiasmos ft. Olafur Arnalds, Rival Consoles @ The Independent
6/6: Matthew Dear, Daniel Bortz @ Public Works
6/12: Christian Loeffler @ TBA
6/17: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ The Independent
6/21: Underworld, Jungle @ The Hollywood Bowl
6/25: Until the Ribbon Breaks @ The Rickshaw Stop
Sorry guys, cant embed the video, but you should all check out John Legends song nutmeg over at Colbert nation.
I can't get into contemporary Christmas music for some reason. I love all the old school stuff that I remember my parents playing when i was a kid. Lots of Dean Martin, Sinatra, Johhny Mathis, Bing Crosby. Those songs make me feel a Christmas nostalgia for eras far before my time.
Most modern Christmas music is too slick and overproduced and just doesn't do much for me. There are plenty of good random instrumental versions that I have enjoyed though.
I do like Sarah Brightman's Ave Maria quite a bit though.
That Phil Spector collection is pretty damn good, thanks for posting it Randy.
The best xmas song is a Hanukkah song:
I love "Fairy Tale of New York", but Bing and Bowie win it for me:
on xmu i keep hearing "dont they know its christmas time" by the fuck ups. pretty good considering i hate holidays and all xmas songs.
This year's Merry Mixmas is available now. You can download it, along with Mixmases 2002-2009, at http://www.djriko.com/html/mixmases.htm.
Here's the track list for this year's edition:
DJ Riko & Tupelo G Thank You (Santa)
Corporal Blossom White Christmas
Jet Back Door Santa
Ingo Star Cruiser Just Like Christmas
Prince Zimboo Santa Flaws! (Bandulero Refix)
Sons of Heaven When Jesus Was Born
Goat Explosion Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Found Sound Orchestra Drum Roll Please
Damani feat. Snoop Dogg Twas the Night Before Xmas
Hawk Nelson The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Dont Be Late)
Doctor Octoroc We Three Konami
Jacob Miller On the Twelve Day of Ismas
Fireside Al To Make a Christmas Cake That Will Keep Until Easter
Les Paul Jingle Bells
The Gifted Children Angels We Have Heard On High
Julian Casablancas I Wish It Was Christmas Today
Kenny Vance & The Planotones Doo Wop Christmas
Morgan Christmas in Waikiki
Anne Lloyd & Michael Stewart When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter
Dibidim All I Want For Christmas
Captain Elmo McKenzie and the Roosters Home On Christmas Day
Joey Ramone What A Wonderful World
Pink Martini Auld Lang Syne
Ho ho hope you like it
I was gonna make fun of you for Jet but then I saw Jacob Miller, Les Paul, and Joey Ramone, so instead I'm downloading.
None of them
Rhythm is a dancer.
best coast & waaves
11 more that may or may not be your speed
it's free. what the hell.
You are quite correct Noddy Holder always wins this one. Also Jonie Lewie 'Can You Stop The Cavalry
The only Christmas song worth listening to.
Jack Black with Sum 41 as his backing band - "Things I Want"
Also, Fucked Upwith Andrew W.K., Bob Mould, David Cross, Ezra Koenig, GZA, Kevin Drew, Kyp Malone, Tegan and Sara, Yo La Tengo performing "Do They Know It's Christmas?" from the David's Plan 7" released earlier this year.
5/15-17/15 - Psycho CA @ Observatory // 5/22/15 - Laura Jane Grace @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary // 5/27/15 - Neutral Milk Hotel @ Warner Grand Theater
6/3/15 - Sufjan Stevens @ Dorothy Chandler // 7/15/15 - Shellac @ Regent // 7/31/15 - Melt Banana w/Torche @ Roxy
Have you guys seen "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" with Jim Carrey?
Probably the Xmas song i have ever heard. EVER.
Christmas Of Love-Little Isidore & The Inquisitors
This year marks 10 years since I started doing the annual Mixmases. To mark the occasion, I've put together a best-of mix featuring highlights from years past, along with some new bits.
You can download it (along with the past ones) at http://www.djriko.com/mixmases.htm
Here is the tracklist:
Rotary Connection - Opening Round
Blazer Force - Electronic Santa
Grandaddy - Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland
DJ Riko - Twas the Night Before the Goose Got Fat
DJ Riko - The 12 Days of Mixmas
The Free Design - The Now Sound of Christmas
Amillionsons - Super Sharp Santa
DJ Riko featuring Marcie - My Chimney
DJ Riko featuring Tupelo G - Thank You (Santa)
Lou Monte - Dominick the Donkey
Dr. Seuss and Boris Karloff - Welcome Christmas
Jim Nabors - Sleigh Ride
Parenthetical Girls - Carol of the Season
DJ Riko featuring Marcie - Hey Mr Santa
Casey James & the Staypuft Kid - St Nick of Bloomingdale's
Ingo Star Cruiser - Just Like Christmas
Lou Rawls - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The Sixth Great Lake - Always After Christmas, Boring
Shawn Lee's **** Pong Orchestra - What a Wonderful World
Lead Belly - Christmas is A-Coming
Prince Zamboo - Santa Flaws!
Belle & Sebastian - Santa Claus
Dread Zeppelin - All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth
Avalanches - Winter Wonderland
Pig Latin Christmas - Inglejay Ellsbay
Soulwax - Last Christmas
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus and Lucy
Augie Rios - Donde Esta Santa Claus
Alma Coogan - Never do a Tango With an Eskimo
Luscious Jackson - Let it Snow
Nat King Cole - Toyland
Beach Boys - Auld Lang Syne
The correct answer is any of the songs from the Beach Boys' Christmas album.