Rudolph Day Christmas Music Streams & Downloads

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  1. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD Member

    Happy January 2011 Rudolph Day girls and boys!

    Here is the first installment of online archived Christmas music and programming. There are plenty of online Christmas music radio stations, but here we will concentrate on sources that you may download into your mp3 player so you can untether from your computer and go mobile!

    Sometimes a source will be shared that offers an online stream only. When we do, the programming will be different from just the top 100 Christmas tunes you hear everywhere else!

    You don't have to wait for me either! Find and share! Shoot, it doesn't even have to be Rudolph Day to share!

    As is often the case, some of these shares will be for a limited time. In fact, any shared link is subject to "go dark" and become broken. So, get 'em while the're hot!

    Speaking of time sensitive, the first link out of the Rudolph Day gate is from the "Bone Conduction Music Show". Every Sunday before Christmas is my pal Thayrone's "BCMS Christmas Extravaganza, Baby" show airs on WAAM in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The good news is that the shows are archived for about four weeks at Thayrone's webpage!

    Each of the four hours is available as a stream and/or download. Get them now by heading over to http://www.thayrone.com/bcms/ and downloading the December 19, 2010 show. Choose it from the 'Select A Show' box on top of the current program.

    Hurry! The Christmas show will roll off the archives in about two weeks!

    Here is the playlist:

    The Playlist

    O' LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM--ROSETTA THARPE
    SANTA CLAUS BOOGIE--THE VOICES
    JOY TO THE WORLD--AL JAQUEZ AND THE NORTHRIDGE CHOIR
    GREATFUL FOR CHRISTMAS--HAYES CARL
    LAST MONTH OF THE YEAR--FAIRFIELD FOUR
    '55 TELECASTER UNDER MY TREE--CARLENE CARTER AND JOHN JORGENSON
    MISSUS SANTA CLAUS--LESLIE UGGAMS
    MRS. CHRISTMAS--THE WHISPERS
    SILENT NIGHT--HUEY PIANO SMITH AND THE CLOWNS
    CHRISTMAS BY THE BBQ--LYNN AUGUST
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS--THE DECATUR BAPTIST CHOIR
    DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS--CHRIS REA
    COLORADO CHRISTMAS--NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
    YOU'RE MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT--THE SKYLINERS
    WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS--THE DRIFTERS
    ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU--VINCE VANCE AND THE VALIANTS
    BLUE CHRISTMAS--HILLBILLY CASINO
    EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE COOL FOR CHRISTMAS--EELS WITH E
    LONESOME REINDEER BLUES--THE CHRISTMAS JUG BAND
    SLEIGH RIDE--THE RONETTES
    CHRISTMAS TEARS--FREDDY KING
    CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYBODY BUT ME--HANK BALLARD AND THE MIDNIGHTERS
    THE BIRTH--CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
    MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY--MELISSA ETHERIDGE
    THE NIGHT THAT CHRIST WAS BORN--KIRK FRANKLIN
    FELIZ NAVIDAD--LOS LOBOS
    RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER--STEVE TYRELL
    CHRISTMAS TRAIN--CAREY BELL
    WALKIN' 'ROUND IN WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR--BOB RIVERS
    SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN--LITTLE RICHARD
    CHRISTMAS IS THE TIME TO BE WITH YOUR BABY--THE ORCHIDS
    I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS--THE TRAVELERS
    BLUE SUEDE SANTA--HILLBILLY CASINO
    THE CHRISTMAS BLUES--THE CHRISTMAS JUG BAND
    CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA--JAY AND THE AMERICANS
    CHRISTMAS TREE ON FIRE--HOLLY GOLIGHTLY
    BLUE CHRISTMAS--STANLEY TONES
    SHE'LL BE MY EVERYTHING--LOS LONELY BOYS
    RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER--STEVE TYRELL
    WHEN SANTA CLAUS GETS YOUR LETTER--GENE AUTRY
    SANTA BABY--HOMER AND JETHRO
    WALKIN' 'ROUND IN WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR--BOB RIVERS
    HEY SANTA--THE ROYAL CROWN REVUE
    DON'T SHOOT ME, SANTA--THE KILLERS
    SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO IRAQ--MICHAEL CHAIN
    WINTER WONDERLAND--DARLENE LOVE
    CHRISTMAS POEM--???
    HAVE A KUNG FU CHRISTMAS--NATIONAL LAMPOON
    COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS DREAM--CHUCK PYLE
    HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS--THE WHISPERS
    DID YOU GET WHAT YOU WANTED?--BRITTLESTAR
    MERRY CHRISTMAS WILL DO--MATERIAL ISSUE
    I'D LIKE YOU FOR CHRISTMAS--JULIE LONDON
    CALL ME FOR CHRISTMAS--GARY US BONDS
    MARY, DID YOU KNOW?--KATHY MATEA
    THE BIRTH--CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
    CHRISTMAS JUST FOR ME--SANDRA HILL
    MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM A BAR--IRELAND, MIKE & HOLLER
    TANGLED UP--HILLBILLY CASINO
    CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN--THE DOMINOS
    THE SWINGIN' MANGER--BOB FRANCIS
    SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN--THE CRYSTALS
     
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  2. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Thanks RadioJohnD, I downloaded the whole lot on my work computer :)
     
  3. Colleen in PA

    Colleen in PA New Member

    Thank you! These are awesome! I love to listen to new-to-me versions!
     
  4. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    Will download it when I get home. Thanks RadioJonD.
     
  5. girlsinmo

    girlsinmo New Member

    TFS Jon...
     
  6. Kim Loves Snow

    Kim Loves Snow Santa's Elves

    Thank you so much!!! I am going right now.
     
  7. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD Member

    Happy February 2011 Rudolph Day!

    A good Second 2011 Rudolph Day to you!

    You may have heard me rave on at MMC about Special Xmas that used to play each season on XM Satellite Radio. To my dismay, Special Xmas was dropped after 2007.

    Well, I have found a download for 19 hours of Special Xmas programming from 2007!

    Source: A Christmas music thread over at xmfan forums

    Download Site

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  8. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Access is denied from work... I'll get it at home.

    Thanks Radio JohnD!
     
  9. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD Member

    Happy March 2011 Rudolph Day!!!

    Good Third Rudolph Day 2011! Only eight more to go!

    Public Radio WFMU in Jersey City, New Jersey is just about a clearinghouse for the odd and obscure. Christmas music is no exception.

    For March 2011 Rudolph Day we will again visit WFMU. By scrolling down to December 2010 & then to December 2009, we find nine, count' 'em, nine Christmas podcasts from Bitslap with KBC. Playlists are included for those that want to follow along while listening. Just don't while driving! KBC plays some cool out of print stuff!

    Warning! Some material may not be suited for children and the easily offended.[/QUOTE]
     
  10. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD Member

    Rudy Day April 2011!

    And a Happy One to You and You and You and You!!

    From WNYC (guess where?) public radio we have eight shows from "The Take Away" that feature "Remixing The Holidays". They are:


    Dysfunctional Christmas Songs with Augusten Burroughs

    Christmas TV Special Songs with Marcy Playground

    Hip Hop Holiday Music

    Twisted Sister, 'Twisted Christmas'

    The Takeaway's Holiday (Re)Mix Tape

    Muzak 'Audio Architect' on Shopping Tunes

    Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    The Best And Worst Holiday Music (as selected by Jon Solomon.)


    Get 'em here - http://www.thetakeaway.org/tags/holiday remix/
     
  11. RadioJonD

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  12. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD Member

    May 2011 Rudolph Day!

    A Happy Fifth Rudolph Day 2011 to you Girls & Boys!

    From WVXU in Cincinnati, Ohio USA

    On Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 11:00 PM

    Bonnie Lou Okum joins Lee Hay in hosting 'A King Christmas Special', featuring the holiday music of such acclaimed King Records artists as Charles Brown, James Brown and Bonnie Lou herself.

    http://www.wvxu.org/schedule/king_christmas.asp
     
  13. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD Member

    Happy Half Christmas & June 2011 Rudolph Day!

    Wow! Can ya hardly believe it! It's Half Christmas for 2011 already! Time's-a-waistin'!

    WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago has two classic Christmas programs from years past for stream or download.

    First up is from 1976 (updated from 1969). 'The Christmas Newscast' reports the first Christmas as it might have sounded using modern radio newsgathering techniques. The piece runs 24:18.

    Second is 'Letters to Santa with Roy Leonard' that runs 11:10.
     
  14. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    thanks RadioJonD! Will listen to some Christmas music for Rudy day :)
     
  15. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD Member

    Happy July 2011 Rudolph Day !!

    Happy Rudolph Day & Merry Christmas in July!

    Public Radio International ran a feature in 2009 explaining the soundtracks one hears while shopping during the Christmas season. Think those songs are chosen at random? Click and find out!

    Your Holiday Shopping Soundtracks” originally aired on PRI & WNYC’s program ‘The Takeaway’, a morning news program. The piece runs about six minutes and may be streamed or downloaded. Or, you can read about it at the link.
     
  16. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD Member

  17. HouseElf

    HouseElf Well-Known Member

    So close, so close :snowball:

    Once September starts I am so ready to start preparing for the holiday season.

    Happy Rudolph Day
     
  18. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD Member

    Only One More Rudy Day for 2011 !!

    Happy September and First (of only two) Autumn Rudolph Day!

    Here's a neat segment from a show called "Here & Now" produced by public radio station WBUR in Boston. Bill Adler is Jewish but got into Christmas music in a big way when he married and started celebrating Christmas. He calls his annual compilations "Christmas Jollies".

    The piece runs 11:12 and is also available as a download. Choose the fifth show down here.

    If anyone locates the link mentioned in the show to hear the complete 2009 "Christmas Jollies" uninterrupted, please share here in the thread!

    Music from the show

    “The Christmas Song” – Nat King Cole
    “It’s Winter Again” – Hal Kemp and His Orchestra with Skinny Ennis
    “Christmas Comes But Once A Year” – Professor Grampy
    “There Was A Star” – The Staple Singers
    “Dig That Crazy Santa Claus” – Oscar McLollie and His Honey Jumpers
    “I Want To Spend Christmas With You, Part 1″ – Lowell Fusion
    “Howdy Doody Christmas” – Howdy Doody and Bob Smith
    “Christmas Day” – Leadbelly
    “I Want You For Christmas” -Mae Questel (The Betty Boop Girl)
    “Christmas On TV” – Chris Isaak
    “Waiting To See Santa Claus” – Cedryl Ballou
    “Jingle Bells” – The Hoosier Hotshots
    “Christmas In Hollis” – Run D.M.C.
    “The Dreidel Song” – Sister Hazel “Silent Night” – Sahib Shihab Quartet

    Kind of reminds me of Jon Solomon!
     
  19. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD Member

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    (September 2011? Has it really been that long?)


    Happy Leon/Rudolph Day 2017!

    How many of you had the Firestone Christmas albums in your childhood (Magical Holiday) Homes?

    Let's listen to the first one! (Follow links to the others if you are so inclined.)


     
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  20. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Thanks RadioJonD. Never heard of the Firestone. will make good listening
     
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