christmastime is here

Actually Good Holiday Music That Is Not ‘Little Altar Boy’ From Your Wonket

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[Editrix’s note: Kris Benson, in addition to being a doctoral student and Wonket blogger, is actually also a noted DJ — this is a true thing — which is how we first met her years ago. So if she is spinning, you will be listening. Happy Christmas.] This is the ONE DAY where we give you a respite from depressing (yet hilarious) news and happenings, so treasure it. It is also the ONE DAY where we give you holiday playlists, which is a nice bonus. Above we have Juan García Esquivel, his piano, and his orchestra giving you lounge sounds off his 1962 album “More of Other Worlds, Other Sounds.” After the fold: holiday music from Don Tiki, Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass, and many more!

From the land where palm trees sway, who but Bing Crosby to bring you Mele Kalikimaka?

Martin Denny’s exotic rendering of Greensleeves, a Renaissance tune about the beheaded Anne Boleyn.

And for the song so nice we are giving it to you twice: Mele Kalikimaka by Arthur Lyman.

Henry Mancini, his orchestra, and his chorus doing “Carol for Another Christmas.”

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Vince Guaraldi plays an instrumental version of “Christmastime is Here” along with his jazz trio.

Frank Sinatra inviting you to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

And finally, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass bringing you “The Christmas Song.”

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Kris E. Benson writes about politics for Wonkette and is pursuing a doctorate in philosophy. This will come in handy for when they finally open that philosophy factory in the next town over. @Kris_E_Benson

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