Show #143 – Christmas Music!

Neither one of us are big fans of Christmas music.  In fact, my Christmas tree is a pine scented car air freshener.  However, once a year, we get down with the Christmas tunes on Bakersfield & Beyond just to get it out of our systems and play artists who can rock a Christmas tune – or in the case of “Faith In Santa” by Hermann Lammers Meyers, bring you to tears.  We also got to talk to our pal, Smelley Kelley, about his collection of nativity scenes he so brilliantly documented in a two volume video on his Facebook page.  Check it out if you’re on the ole FB at this link or on the Bakersfield & Beyond FB page, ’cause we shared it with y’all.

Thanks for listening to Bakersfield & Beyond for another year.  We appreciate everyone who has tuned in.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
The Christmas Jug Band Santa Lost a Ho Uncorked Globe Records
Rosie Flores Whatcha Waitin’ For Christmas Christmasville Durango Rose Records
My Morning Jacket Christmas Must Be Tonight iTunes Session V2 Cooperative Music
Los Straitjackets Jingle Bells Yuletide Beat Yep Roc
The Reverend Horton Heat Frosty The Snowman We Three Kings Yep Roc Records
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Little Drummer Boy A Blackkheart Christmas Blackheart Records
Run-D.M.C. Christmas In Hollis The Soulful Sounds of Christmas Rhino
The Brian Setzer Orchestra You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch Christmas Rocks! – The Best of Collection Surfdog Records
The Beach Boys Little Saint Nick The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album Capitol Catalog
The Killers ¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe! (feat. Wild Light, Mariachi El Bronx) (RED) Christmas – EP Island Def Jam
Pretenders Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 1 Universal Strategic Marketing
Patti Smith We Three Kings A Very Special Christmas A&M
Los Lonely Boys Feliz Navidad Christmas Spirit Epic
Raul Malo Marshmallow World Marshmallow World & Other Holiday Favorites New Door Records
Buck Owens Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore Recordings
Los Straitjackets Christmas In Las Vegas ‘Tis the Season For Los Straitjackets Yep Roc Records
Nick Lowe Children Go Where I Send Thee Quality Street Yep Rock
Suzy Bogguss Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Loyal Duchess Records
Crash Test Dummies Silent Night Jingle All the Way Cha-Ching Records
The Reverend Horton Heat What Child Is This We Three Kings Yep Roc Records
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy We Three Kings Everything You Want For Christmas Big Bad Records
Tony Orlando & Dawn Christmas Time Is Here A Christmas Reunion R2 Entertainment
Hermann Lammers Meyer Faith In Santa Stories We Could Tell Vol .2 Up To Date Records
Ray Charles Winter Wonderland the spirit of christmas Rhino
Alan Jackson Honky Tonk Christmas Honky Tonk Christmas Arista Nashville
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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