I am so, so, so excited to be hosting a little holiday shindig of sorts here on the blog and linking up with the ladies from the Mix Tape Shuffle! There is even a linky, something I've never done on the blog before....and I hope YOU will stay here for a bit and have some fun with me, then head over to the other "parties." Or, if you've come from there, that you'll hang out here for a while. I promise we'll have fun!
So, like everything else this month, the theme is holiday music. BUT, holiday music that is open to interpretation, so my playlist - just like me - is what I'd like to consider quirky. Traditional carols and religious music (if you're religious) are an important part of the holidays, but they have a time and place...and this is not the time or place. And to those of you who know me, you'll be happy to learn that I didn't just throw on A Twisted Christmas and call it a day. (though A Twisted Christmas is awesome and I really love how they've updated some old favorites!) Since I also already shared B.B. King's "Blue Decorations" and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Wizards In Winter", I won't be including those here. So without further ado, come on inside, grab some hors d'oeuvres and the beverage of your choice, and let's have some fun, shall we?
Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run
We have to get things rolling with some Chuck. Really. It's just the only way.
Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas
Elvis will be having a blue Christmas without you, and we can't have that, now can we? (Yes, I know he's no longer with us. Just go with me here, folks.)
Blink 182 - I Won't Be Home For Christmas
Well, that's just not good.
My Chemical Romance - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Because all MCR wants for Christmas is you.
The Eagles - Please Come Home For Christmas
Pretty please? Because that will make The Eagles happy, happy once again.
Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Whew. Because we could use a little Christmas cheer up in here.
Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
What? Someone's got to read my list out to Santa.
Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby
Yeah! Now we're talking!
Brian Setzer - Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Yeah! Now we're rocking! I knew we'd all be home for Christmas and having a good ol' time!
The Killers - Don't Shoot Me Santa
Oh, no. Who spiked the Egg Nog and made Santa mad? Brandon Flowers has been a clean living boy, he promises you!
Lemmy Kilmister (featuring Dave Grohl and Billy Gibbons) - Run Rudolph Run
No, really. Run this time, Rudolph!
Blues Traveler - Christmas
And to close out our little party, just a little nod to the holiday by one of my all-time favorite bands.
Thank you so much for stopping by - I hope you had as much fun as I did! Be sure to head to the shuffle to listen to all the other Holiday Mix Tapes!