the many moods of larrydigital, pt. 27

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Ok boys and girls, I'm back with my third (sorta) annual Christmas podcast.

This podcast was actually completed last year but due to technical difficulties beyond my control (a faulty video card that made my laptop inoperable), it was unable to published in time for Christmas. I considered publishing two months later in February (you know, for you Chinese Christmas) but I decided that the best thing to do would probably be to just sit on it. Funny how it worked out though, I considered it ready to go last December but after ruminating on it for so long, I picked and pulled at it and eventually came up with an almost entirely new podcast. Of the 20 tracks from last December, only 6 have remained. That's right, 14 new tracks.

Anyway, so instead of this episode being my third Christmas one in 3 years, it ends up being my third in 4 years. Make sense? Good. This one's a little more country than I expected it to be but I think it turned out fine.

You know, growing up, I never really liked Christmas. I just figured that the whole thing was just one big merchandising scam pushed on us by major corporations. It is of course, but I've maybe softened over the years. Because now I really look forward to Christmas. I really enjoy it, and not just because I have a kid now. The turn started about maybe 5 years ago. I think listening to so many Christmas songs for this podcast may have had something to do with it. I most dig holiday songs from the 50s and 60s. They're just so..... cheery. Campy. Soul ones from the 70s are cool, plus the odd hip-hop song but the country-fied ones from the 50s and 60s really entertain me the most. There might be a whole lot more of those in next year's podcast.

Ok, enough from me. Here's my latest Christmas episode. Enjoy. Let me know what you think.

Episode 27: A Yule That's Cool Tracklist

1. larry's intro
2. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Ray Charles (1985)
3. "Back Door Santa" by Clarence Carter (1969)
4. "Merry Christmas, Baby" by Otis Redding (1968)
5. larry's interlude #1
6. "Christmas Time All Over the World" by Sammy Davis, Jr. (1963)
7. "Buon Natale (Means Merry Christmas to You)" by Nat King Cole (1959)
8. "Jingle Bells" by Celia Cruz (1995)
9. larry's interlude #2
10. "A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus" by Tennessee Ernie Ford (1951)
11. "The Winter Song" by Tex Williams & the Western Caravan (1949)
12. "To Heck with Ole Santa Claus" by Loretta Lynn (1966)
13. larry's interlude #3
14. "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus" by Brenda Lee (1956)
15. "The Tree" by Peggy Lee (1960)
16. "77 Santas" by Gayla Peevey (1955)
17. "Jing-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling" by The Andrew Sisters (1950)
18. larry's interlude #4
19. "Cool Yule" by Louis Armstrong & the Commanders (1953)
20. "Dig That Crazy Santa Claus" by Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra (1954)
21. "Hey Santa Claus" by The Moonglows (1953)
22. larry's interlude #5
23. "Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man for This Christmas)" by The Weather Girls (1983)
24. "Christmas Rappin'" by Kurtis Blow (1979)
25. "Dana Dane is Coming to Town" by Dana Dane (1987)
26. larry's interlude #6/outro
27. "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney" by Ella Fitzgerald (1950

This month's theme song is "Sleigh Ride" by Al Caiola & Riz Ortolani.

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