MTP: Episode 10 (Holiday Edition)


Hello again my elves! Thanks a million for joining me for some true holiday fun, as I present the Marking Time Podcast Episode 10, a timeless treasure of classic and contemporary tunes of the season for your eggnog-savouring and present-opening enjoyment.

It’s a great time to celebrate our 10th episode by ringing in the holidays with some of my all-time favourites. From classical to jazz, blues to funk, zydeco to Tejano, and everything in between, this set of Christmas-themed gems will tickle all your yuletide fancies. And don’t forget to dig the crazy playlist at the bottom of the page, eh!

So from me to you and yours, I wish you a truly magical holiday season and a joyous and prosperous New Year. And don’t forget to stay tuned from lots more great music here in 2012 – and beyond!!!

Artist Song Album
The Chieftans “The Bells Of Dublin/Christmas Eve” Carol Of The Drum: A New Age Christmas
Bill Evans Trio “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” Trio 64
Thurl Ravenscroft & The MGM Studio Orchestra “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Barenaked Ladies “Elf’s Lament” Barenaked For The Holidays
The Brian Setzer Orchestra “Dig That Crazy Santa Claus” Dig That Crazy Christmas
Burl Ives “A Holly Jolly Christmas” The Very Best Of Burl Ives Christmas
David Benoit “Carol Of The Bells” Christmastime
Diana Krall “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” Christmas Songs
A Fine Frenzy “Wish You Well” Oh, Blue Christmas (EP)
Frank Sinatra “Jingle Bells” The Sinatra Christmas Album
George Winston “The Holly And The Ivy” December
Marcia Ball “Christmas Fais Do Do” Alligator Records’ Genuine Houserockin’ Christmas
Harry Connick Jr. “(It Must Have Been Ol’) Santa Claus” When My Heart Finds Christmas
James Brown “Soulful Christmas” Funky Christmas
Mannheim Steamroller “Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming” A Fresh Aire Christmas
Nat King Cole “The Christmas Song” The Christmas Song
The Nylons “Angels We Have Heard On High” A Wish For You
Philadelphia Orchestra “The Nutcracker, Act 1: March” Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Ballet Suite
Dean Martin “Silver Bells” Christmas With The Rat Pack
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Sleigh Ride” Christmas Caravan
Tony Bennett “My Favorite Things” Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album
Luscious Jackson “Let It Snow” Alternative Rock X-Mas
dada “My Baby Fell For Ol’ St. Nick” Alternative Rock X-Mas
Vince Guaraldi “Christmastime Is Here” A Charlie Brown Christmas
Willie Nelson & Nora Jones “Baby It’s Cold Outside” American Classic
Wynton Marsalis “Winter Wonderland” Crescent City Christmas Card
Koko Taylor “Merry Merry Christmas” The Alligator Records Christmas Collection
Charles Brown “Please Come Home For Christmas” Amp Up The Holidays
Big Star “Jesus Christ” Big Star Story
Louis Armstrong “’Zat You Santa Claus?” Blues, Boogie & Rhythm Christmas
Oscar Peterson Trio “Greensleeves” Fly Me To The Moon
Grover Washington Jr. “Blue Christmas” A Jazzy Wonderland
Joey Fender “Jingle Bell Rock” Merry Christmas From Alaska 2
Great Big Sea “Seven Joys Of Mary” Redeye 2008 Holiday Sampler
Lionel Hampton Orchestra “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” Rockin’ Blues Christmas
Rick Orozco “When It’s Christmas Time In Texas” Tejano Country Christmas
Bruce Cockburn “I Saw Three Ships” Christmas

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