Exploding Head Movies Episode December 19, 2011

XHM #95 - "Boy, these carols are good for all our nerves" (2011 December 19)

7:29am - 9:03am

The annual holiday episode, featuring warped yuletide nuggets; mostly festive, some flippant, a few nuclear, a couple Batman things and twelve answering message gifts. Holiday specials make a sorta profile, but we go all over Santa's map as we close 2011. Feliz navidad! And please, don't forget Betty White this Christmas when you're sending cards, especially since she's now more relevant than she ever was.

1. Eddie Lawrence: Merry Old Philosopher #1 (Christmas Party with Eddie G, 1957) Strikin' It Rich
2. Best Coast: Got Something for You [w.Wavves] (The Christmas Gig, 2010) Target
3. R?yksopp: Le Cantique de No?l (Track of the Month, 2010) RYXP
4. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects (Soul Time!, 2011) Daptone
5. Pizzicato Five: Snowflakes (Sister Freedom Tapes, 1997) Matador
6. Soul Coughing: Suzy Snowflake (Made Especially for You EP, 1997) Warner Bros
7. The Christmas Bell Ringers: Good King Wenceslas (The Les Djinns Singers: 60 French Girls with the Christmas Bell Ringers - Joyeux No?l, 1961) ABC/Paramount
8. The Golden Filter: White Nights (White Nights, 2010) self-released
9. She & Him: Little Saint Nick (A Very She & Him Christmas, 2011) Merge
10. Lenny Dee: Sleigh Ride (Happy Holi-Dee, 1961) Decca
11. Honky Tonk Kid: Honky Tonk's Blue Christmas [w.Apollo Ghosts] (Honky Tonk's Blue Christmas, 2011) self-released
12. Johnny Payne: Green & Gold (With Bells On, 2011) Light Organ
13. Deer Tick: Christmas All Summer Long (Holy Shit, It's Christmas! single, 2010) Partisan
14. Eddie Lawrence: Merry Old Philosopher #2 (Christmas Party with Eddie G, 1957) Strikin' It Rich
15. The Joy Formidable: My Beerdrunk Soul is Sadder Than a Hundred Dead Christmas Trees (My Beerdrunk Soul is Sadder Than a Hundred Dead Christmas Trees, 2009) self-released
16. Thelonius Octopus: See, Amid the Winter's Snow (Christmas Quiet, 2005) self-released
17. Gruff Rhys: Post Apocalypse Christmas (Atheist Xmas EP, 2011) Ovni/Turnstile
18. Heather Noel: Santa Came on a Nuclear Missile (The American Song-Poem Christmas, 2003) Bar None
19. The Border Brass: What Child is This? (Tijuana Christmas, 1968) Design
20. The Duloks: Bad Vegetarian (Myspace, 2008?) self-released
21. Paddy Roberts: Merry Christmas You Suckers (Merry Christmas You Suckers 7", 1962) Decca
22. Remington Super 60: Sweet Winter (Winter EP, 2001) Caf? 2001
23. Richard Thompson: Mary and Joseph (Henry the Human Fly, 1972) Reprise/Island
24. Joseph Spence: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (Living on the Hallelujah Side, 1980) Rounder
25. Eddie Lawrence: Merry Old Philosopher #3 (Christmas Party with Eddie G, 1957) Strikin' It Rich
26. Woody Phillips: I Saw Three Ships (A Toolbox Christmas, 2000) Gourd
27. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet: The Twelve Answering Machine Messages Of Christmas (It's a Wonderful Record!, 1994) Jetpac
28. Haley Fisk: Christmas Message from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (A Christmas Message from Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. President Haley Fisk, 1923) Columbia Phonograph Company
29. Radio Caroline: Batman's Christmas Caper (The Legend Lives On: The Historic Sounds of Radio Caroline 1964 - 1989, 1966) self-released
30. Adam West: Batman - The Lost Christmas Episode (Kevin & Bean: The Real Slim Santa, 2000) KROQ
31. Hanna Barbera Organ & Chimes: Carol of the Bells (Merry Christmas, 1965) Hanna-Barbera
32. Cary Grant: Christmas Lullaby (Here's to You 7", 1967) Columbia
33. Maury Laws: Christmas Cheers are Calling Santa ('Twas the Night Before Christmas, 1974) Rankin/Bass
34. Harry Nilsson: Give, Love, Joy (Ziggy's Gift, 1982) BFS
35. Tom Waits: New Year's Eve (Bad as Me, 2011) Anti-


See you in 2012, fearmongers!