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Wish List Well, it wouldn't be a record collector's website unless I published my wish list - songs I'm still hunting down, and songs for which I'd happily barter from my relatively vast treasure chest. Almost by definition, these records are pretty rare - that is, if I don't already own them, they're tough to come by. Let's hope some entrepreneurial record label is surfing the web and lifts this list for ideas when compiling next year's reissues.... Until then, if you have a copy of any of these (vinyl, CD, or high quality MP3), let's talk! Drop me a line...

Randy Anthony

Songs & Singles. I don't own a hard copy (vinyl or CD) of these songs, nor do they appear on any Christmas record I still reasonably hope to find. These are the "lost songs," ones that fallen between the cracks in the record industry and, hence, in my voluminous Christmas collection. I'd love to locate them any way possible - hope you can help out! (Both sides of the 45's are listed when possible. Also, look below to browse the hard-to-find albums I'm trying to locate.)

Note that I've already purchased (or scammed) an MP3 copy of the songs marked with an asterisk, and I may not be able to do any better than that for a couple of reasons. First, many of these songs have not been issued as either singles or on Christmas albums - and I don't make a habit out of buying entire albums just to get one track. In a few cases, they have appeared on Christmas albums, but the rest of the record sucks so hard that I can't bring myself to buy it... And finally, at least a few of these may not even exist in a hard format - that is, they were released only as digital downloads. C'est la vie, Virginia.

MP3 Artist Song Label Date
* Annette (Funicello) Surfer's Holiday
- from Muscle Beach Party; also compiled on The Best Of Annette
Buena Vista 1963
* Anti-Heroes All Hail Santa
- from Don't Tread On Me
Link 1988
* Baez, Joan Christmas In Washington
- from Dark Chords on a Big Guitar
Koch 2003
* Baghdaddios Christmas At CBGB's
b/w Auld Lang Syne
self-released 1998
* Beautiful South Hold It Back (The Christmas Song)
- available only as download?
BBC 1995
* Berry, Chuck Spending Christmas
- previously unreleased; compiled on You Never Can Tell
Chess 1964
* Berry, Chuck Christmas
- from Back Home, compiled on Have Mercy
Chess 1970
* Black Ace Santa Claus Blues
- from I'm The Boss Card In Your Hand
Arhoolie 1960
* Blitzen Trapper Christmas Is Coming Soon!
- from their self-titled debut
Lidkercow 2003
* Bolan, Marc Christmas Bop
- alternate take first released on Bump 'n' Grind (2000)
EMI 1975
* Bond, Johnny I Wanna Do Something For Santa
- a-side of Jingle Bell Boogie
Columbia 1950
  Brinsley Schwarz Run Rudolph Run
- from Original Golden Greats (1974)
United Artists 1973
* Brother Cane God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- available only as download?
fanclub 1996
* Brother Cane Let's Make Christmas Merry Baby
- available only as download?
fanclub 1995
* Case, Neko Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
- from New Coat Of Paint
Manifesto 2000
* Country Mike
- Mike D from the Beastie Boys
Country Christmas
- from Country Mike's Greatest Hits, a limited vinyl pressing for friends & family
private recording 2000
* Descendents Christmas Vacation
- from I Don't Want To Grow Up
SST 1985
* Donnas Christmas Wrapping
- from the ABC-TV special Shrek The Halls, soundtrack never released
Atlantic 2007
* Drugstore Xmas In The Arctic Pole
- from Collector Number One
Global Warming 2001
* Duchin, Eddy (Don't Wait Till) The Night Before Christmas
b/w I Kissed You In A Dream
Brunswick 1938
  Ducks Deluxe Run Rudolph Run
- from Last Night Of A Pub Rock Band (1979)
Blue Moon 1975
* Earle, Steve Christmas In Washington
- from El Corazón
Warner 1997
* Eazy-E Merry Muthafuckin' Xmas
- from 5150 Home 4 Tha Sick EP
- later included on Eazy-Duz-It CD
Priority 1992
* Elastica Father Christmas
- radio broadcast never officially released
BBC 1994
* Elastica I Wanna Be A King Of Orient-ah!
- released on The Radio One Sessions
BBC 1994
* The Fall Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- from The Complete Peel Sessions 1978–2004
BBC 1994
* Farrah Christmas Is Cancelled
- available only as download?
download 2005
* Features Father Christmas
- available only as download?
Universal 2004
  Floyd, Eddie Can This Be Christmas
b/w I'll Be Home For Christmas
Safice 1964
* Game Theory Child's Christmas Saving The Whales
- cassette tape sent to fan club
self-released 1989
* Go-Go's I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek
- collected on Who Is Dr. Who
Oriole 1964
* Gray, Owen Christmas Greetings
- collected on Cool, Cool Rocksteady
Superpower 1968 (c)
* Guided By Voices Father Sgt. Christmas Card
- from Universal Truths And Cycles
Matador 2002
* Heinl, Tom Christmas Tree On Fire
- from With Or Without Me
Leisure King 2003
* Johnston, Daniel Christmas In The Looney Bin
- from his cassette Merry Christmas, which isn't actually a Christmas album
Stress 1988
  Jones, Spike I Want The South To Win The War For Christmas
b/w Let's All Sing A Song For Christmas
Kapp 1959
* Kastel Pie Christmas Dreams
b/w Get Out Of Town
Super K 1968 (c)
* Lapdog Father Christmas
- available only as download?
self-released 1999
* Lehrer, Tom (I'm Spending) Hanukkah In Santa Monica
- previously unreleased; compiled on The Remains of Tom Lehrer
Warner 1999
* Light, Ben & His Surf Club Boys Christmas Balls
- compiled on Radio & Recording Rarities, Volume 1
Hollywood Hot Shots 1936
* Louvin Brothers Shut-In At Christmas/Shut-In's Prayer
- from Songs That Tell A Story
Rounder 1952
  Love, Darlene Silent Night
- from Christmas Harmony
Harmony 1998
* M.D.C. Black Christmas
- from Hey Cop! If I Had A Face Like...
Boner 1991
* Magnapop Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
- from Step Right Up
Manifesto 1995
  Malone, Michelle Father Christmas
- promotional single
Arista 1991
  Meader, Vaughn 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
b/w St. Nick Visits The White House
Verve 1963
* Nervous Norvus I'm Waitin' Up For Santa Claus
- first released on Stone Age Woo: The Zorch Sounds of Nervous Norvus
Norton 1965 (c)
* Oasis Merry Xmas Everybody
- from 1 Love: The NME Warchild Album
Warner 2003
* Rancher, Billy Happy Santa Claus
- looking for a CD single, which may not actually exist...
Locals Only 2002
* Red Flag Black Christmas
b/w Xmas Tree Graveyard
Plan B 2000
* Red Swan You Son Of A Bitch, You Stole My Woman, Now I'm Gunna Burn Down Your Christmas Tree Farm
- from After The Barn Goes
Isoxys 2004
* Rugburns I Hate Fuckin' Christmas
- hidden track from Taking The World By Donkey
Priority 1995
* Sandler, Adam Santa Don't Like Bad Boys
- from Saturday Night Live TV broadcast, never officially released; also known as "Christmas Song" and "Santa Song"
NBC 1993
* Sentimentalists White Christmas
b/w Ave Maria
Manor 1946
* Sherman, Allan Christmas '65 (Draft Cards)
- previously unreleased; compiled on My Son, The Box
Reprise 1965
* Simon Sisters
- Lucy & Carly
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
- from Sings Songs for Children (aka Lobster Quadrille)
Columbia 1969
* Sky Kings Christmas Everyday
- from Country Christmas
Warner 1996
* Snowballs
- a.k.a. the J.Geils Band
Come On To The Christmas Party
- radio broadcast never officially released
Atlantic 1980
* Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Merry Christmas Baby
Santa Claus Is Back In Town
- from Live in Boston
Airline 1978
* Sovine, Red Christmas Alone
b/w Dear Mister Santa Claus
MGM 1950
* Sparks Thank God It's Not Christmas
- from Kimono My House
Island 1974
  Super Stocks Surfer's Holiday
- compiled on The Complete Recordings
Capitol 1965
* Sweetwater God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- previously unreleased; compiled on Cycles: The Reprise Collection
Reprise 1970
* Trick Daddy Ain't No Santa
- from Thug Holiday
Atlantic 2002
* Tyler, Steven Rockin' On Top of the World
- from The Polar Express
Reprise 2004
* Vegas DeMilo Sex Toys For Christmas Pitchfork 2001
* Weepies All That I Want
- from Happiness
Nettwerk 2004

Albums. Like any hopelessly addicted record collector, I constantly have a number of full-length albums on my "want list," including records I'll review for inclusion in Hip Christmas when I obtain them (are you listening, record labels?). Many of them prove tough-to-find, but the ones listed below are the ones I need special help with - rare and/or out-of-print platters that some helpful reader might be willing to part with. If you don't want to sell your copy, perhaps you'd be amenable to swapping some MP3s? Drop me a line...

  1. various artists, Daughter Of The Flagpole Christmas Album (Flagpole cassette, 1992)
  2. various artists, Flagpole Christmas Album (Flagpole cassette, 1990)
  3. various artists, Jersey Shore Christmas (L.A.S. Music Group, 2003)
  4. various artists, Red-Headed Stepchild Of The Flagpole Christmas Album (Flagpole cassette, 1993)
  5. various artists, Son Of The Flagpole Christmas Album (Flagpole cassette, 1991)

Michael Stipe Memorial Section. I'm a big R.E.M. fan, but I don't own any of their fan club singles, many of which (but not all) included Christmas songs (read more). By the time I discovered them, the ship had sailed - and I have thus far been unwilling (or unable) to pay the hefty fare to climb aboard. I've had to content myself with bootlegs and sharity. But, if anyone out there would be willing to entertain a fair offer for their collection, send me an email .

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