The AEAE Christmas Mix 2009
Here’s the first, and possibly the only, Christmas mix I’ll end up doing. I have a ridiculous amount of Christmas music on the hard drive, but the songs on this mix are among my favorites; I think I only have 5-10 other favorites besides these. And these go together so well.
You see, there’s a common thread. Each of these Christmas songs features a good, sturdy horn section. Sometimes they’re gently playing along in the background, punctuating the lines of the lyrics, other times, they’re front and center and brassy as can be, but they’re all horn, baby.
Without further ado, here is the Official 2009 AEAE Christmas Mix: A Very Horny Christmas.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Mr. Heatmiser
The Brian Setzer Orchestra – The Nutcracker Suite (among the best of the best)
Count Basie – Jingle Bells
Harry Connick, Jr. – (It Must Have Been) Ol’ Santa Claus
Kay Starr – (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) the Man With the Bag
Louis Armstrong – ‘Zat You, Santa Claus
Louis Prima – Shake Hands With Santa Claus
Oliver Nelson – Greensleeves
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Sleigh Ride (also among the very best)
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme – Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
The Pussycat Dolls – Santa Baby
Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews – Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Guy Lombardo – Auld Lang Syne