Science Fiction Xmas Music Podcast

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This is Santa’s natural crowd.

It’s time for another podcast! This time I do all kinds of science fiction-y Christmas music. I was watching Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (ok, the MST3K version), and I was inspired.

And I had a bit of unintentional help from a blog that, I just realized after recording this, also mentioned me! So we love each other!

Music for Maniacs has this wonderful downloadable collection of sf Christmas music, and just click the link, listen, and support those guys (guy? girl?). The one person I’ve chatted with is Mr. Fab, and he’s fab. But, seriously, beyond the Christmas stuff, there’s great odd music on that site, so please check it out.

Here are the links to the podcast songs. Any that are missing are only available through Music for Maniac’s download.

Space Age Santa Claus – Ross Christman (I think I called him Ross Christmas in the recording, but I ain’t gonna edit.)

Christmas on the Moon – Troy Hess

Santa to the Moon – Sonny Cole

Zoomah the Santa Claus from Mars – Barry Gordon

Captain Santa Claus – Bobby Helms

Santa’s Rocket – Tim Dinkins

Rocket Ship Santa – The Bellrays

Go here for the Lothars stuff.

Monsters’ Holiday – Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

Santa and the Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley

Jingle Bells – Esquivel

Frosty the Snowman – Man or Astroman!? (the opening/outro are both from the Mexican movie _Santa Claus_, also done by MST3K and Rifftrax.)

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Weird Christmas Annoying Music Podcast

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The next Weird Christmas podcast is all about the strangest Christmas music I can find. Honestly, I’ve got way more than I could fit into hours of podcasts. So this is probably the first of many.

So much of this is inspired by Jim Nayder’s Annoying Music Show that used to air on NPR. Nayder died a couple years back, so this is partly my way of saying thanks to him.

Also, I only play clips on the podcast, but if, for some godforsaken reason, you want the entire songs, here they are:

“Christmas in Jail” – The Youngsters

“Santa Claus Boogie” – Hasil Adkins

“Christmas Fever” – Timmy Christmas

“Drummer Boy” – Marlene Dietrich

“Is Santa Really Six Foot Four” – Kay Brown

“Sleigh Ride” – DangerWoman

“O Holy Night” – Tiny Tim

“We Three Kings” – Eban Schletter

“Happy Birthday Jesus” – Little Cindy

“Fat Daddy” – Paul “Fat Daddy” Johnson

“Christmas Eve Can Kill You” – Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie “Prince” Billy

 

 

THE FIRST PODCAST!

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My first Weird Christmas podcast! Please listen and let me know what you think!

Some fun music and an interview with David Kyle Johnson, the author of The Myths that Stole Christmas: Seven Misconceptions That Hijacked the Holiday (and How We Can Take It Back).

That traditional festive carol is Devo’s Merry Something To You.

To ask the Great Courses to have Dr. Johnson do a Christmas lecture or course, feel free to email them here.

You can find my theory about the dead bird cards here.