In honor of crass commercialism all around the world, I have crafted a mixtape in honor of the best promotion ever – Christmas In July. Why are July and December so inextricably linked? I have no idea, and I don’t pretend to have answers.
These are songs:
- The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
- Patton Oswalt – My Christmas Memory
- The Chipmunks – The Chipmunks Song
- Guster – Donde Esta Santa Claus?
- Sufjan Stevens – Come On! Let’s Boogey To The Elf Dance!
- Fiona Apple – Frosty The Snowman
- Badly Drawn Boy – Donna and Blitzen
- Colossus – Charlie Brown Cut-Up
- Thurl Ravenscroft – You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
- Beck – The Little Drum Machine Boy
- Run DMC – Christmas In Hollis
- Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hot Christmas
- The Killers – A Great Big Sled
- Nellie McKay – Christmas Dirge
- Paper Route – City Trucks
- Flaming Lips – White Christmas
Enjoy the holiday mood (dang, I forgot “Holiday Mood,” by The Apples In Stereo) and check back here for MP3 goodness later.