Happy Birthday Baby Jesus 2012

‘Tis (almost) the season, Friends,

Per usual, HBBJ showcases this years’ particular pop obsessions (Roxy Music, the Bee Gees, the Manics [although I left out the Dead!]), outre cover versions (Cee Lo, J Tull, Jon Anderson), and selections from my Christmas vault that I propose for canonization (Ed Gerhard, John Prine, Byron Lee). Now – I submit to you this question: what makes the Glam and Power Pop sub-genres the ground most fertile for holiday originals.? Taste and see!



  1. Giddie Up — The Dumbells (aka Roxy Music)
  2. Three Ships — Jon Anderson
  3. Please Come Home For Christmas — The Insight (featuring Johnny & Edgar Winter)
  4. Christmas Time In Motor City — Was (Not Was)
  5. Let’s Get It Together This Christmas — Harvey Averne Band
  6. Winter Wonderland — Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
  7. Mele Kalikimaka — Arthur Lyman
  8. Merry Christmas Baby — Dr. John
  9. Hey Santa Claus — The Moonglows
  10. The Wildest Christmas — The Boys Next Door
  11. Deck The Halls — Metal Mike, Alison & Julia
  12. Merry Christmas Will Do — Material Issue
  13. Please Leave Me Home For Christmas — Imperial Drag
  14. Ghost of Christmas — anic Street Preachers
  15. Christmas, Bring Us — The Grip Weeds
  16. Christmas Was Better In The 80s — The Futureheads
  17. White Christmas — The Wedding Present
  18. Christmas Spirit — The Wailers
  19. Christmas in Prison (Live) — John Prine
  20. Christmas ’83 — Centro-matic
  21. Silver Bells — Arlo Guthrie & Ed Gerhard
  22. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman — Jethro Tull
  23. Christmas Must Be Tonight — The Band
  24. Children Go Where I Send Thee — Odetta
  25. River — Cee Lo Green
  26. Thank You for Christmas — Bee Gees
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4 comments on “Happy Birthday Baby Jesus 2012

  1. jamie December 7, 2012 11:05 pm

    these are my favorite mixes ever. merry christmas from texas!

    • Steph January 7, 2013 1:33 pm

      Thanks, Jamie!!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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