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December 17, 2016
Mostly humorous Hanukkah and Christmas

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Tom Lehrer: I'm Spending Hanukkah In Santa Monica The Remains of Tom Lehrer Rhino 79831
  3. David Rasche: Christmas in L.A. Christine Lavin presents Just One Angel (a compilation of artists) Yellow Tail 10026
  4. Tom Tuerff: Christmas in Arizona But Wait. . . There's More! self 83707-30420
  5. Ray Lambiase: Christmas in Juarez Twenty Lies (and other stories) Ray Tone 81498357
  6. Rachel Sage: Hanukkah in the Village (private recording)
  7. Eric Frandsen: Christmas in Brooklyn Christine Lavin presents Just One Angel (a compilation of artists) Yellow Tail 10026
  8. Roy Zimmerman: Christmas on Mars Real American Metaphor 923
  9. Megon McDonough: The Christmas Guitar Christine Lavin presents Just One Angel (a compilation of artists) Yellow Tail 10026
  10. Tom Paxton: My Christmas Guitar Christine Lavin presents Just One Angel, v2.0 (a compilation of artists) Yellow Tail 10026
  11. David Myles: Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo It's Christmas self 20953-50082
  12. Mark Dvorak: The Story of the Christmas Banjo Old Songs for New People Depot 016
  13. C. Daniel Boling: Evil (private release)
  14. Aaron Smith: The Way the World Turns self 88295-31755
  15. John Flynn: This Used to Be a Country (private release)
  16. Mark Stepakoff: Leonard Cohen Christmas Hudson Harding Happy Holidays, Volume 11 Hudson Harding no#
  17. Leonard Cohen: It Seemed the Better Way (Patrick Leonard/ Leonard Cohen) You Want It Darker Columbia 889853-65072
  18. The Goons (Peter Sellers-Harry Secombe-Spike Milligan): I'm Walking Backward For Christmas The World of the Goons Brit.Decca 569
  19. The Bob & Tom Band: It's Christmas and I Wonder Where I Am (trad/parody Tom Griswold-Ricky Rydell) Dr. Demento Holidays in Dementia Rhino 72176
  20. Lennie Gallant: Tonight I Drive You Home If We Had a Fire Fontana 0209519
  21. Tom Lehrer: A Christmas Carol The Remains of Tom Lehrer Warner Rhino 79831
  22. Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$ The Capitol Collector's Series Capitol 791627-2
  23. Zoe Mulford: Answer the Knock at the Door Holiday Snowflakes - Azalea City Sampler 6 Azalea City 1603
  24. Corky Siegel: Vous ja De (Folkstage - November 19, 2011) WFMT recording
  25. Ella Jenkins: I Got a Harmonica for Chanukah Elbern 45 rpm
  26. The Alexandria Kleztet w/ Laura Baron: Hanukkah Waltzing with You (Seth Kibel-Laura Baron) Hudson Harding Happy Holidays! Volume 2 no#
  27. Adrienne Jones: Caroling, Caroling (Wihla Hutson-Alfred Burt, arr. A.Jones) The Is No Rose self
  28. Spike Milligan: Good King Eccleslas Milligan Preserved Note-EMI 114
  29. Carolann Solebello: Put Down the Gun Steel and Salt Elizabeth 012
  30. Emily Kurn: Light the Lamp I'm Just Like You Plewacky 84501-03993
  31. Daniel Cainer: This Chanukia Hudson Harding Happy Holidays! Volume 10 Hudson-Harding no#
  32. WFMT Caroleers: Deck the Halls with Boston Charlie (trad/Walt Kelly) WFMT Recording
  33. John Forster: The All-Purpose Carol The Official Bootleg Album Limousine 08192-3
  34. Claudia Schmidt: Eco-Politically Correct Twelve Days of Christmas (author unknown) (Midnight Special New Year's Eve Party - Lookingglass Theatre - December 31, 2004) WFMT Recording
  35. Penelope Keith w/ Timothy Bateson: Another Partridge: A Cautionary Tale for Christmas Showing that it is Better to Give than to Receive Directed by John Theocharis. BBC Radio 4
  36. Canadian Brass with Elmer Iseler Singers: Twelve Days of Christmas (trad, arr.Howard Cable) The Christmas Album Philips 426835
  37. Carl Sandburg: Five Marvelous Pretzels (old 78 rpm recording)
  38. Ella Fitzgerald: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn) Let It Snow US Postal Service-Concord 23190672
  39. Boreal (Jude Vadala-Tannis Slimmon-Katherine Wheatly): So Much Snow (Jude Vadala) Winter's Welcome self 44667-03305
  40. Tommy Makem: Singing in the Streets Tommy Makem's Christmas Shanachie 52041
  41. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: Singing in the Land (trad, via Ruth Crawford Seeger) Wintersong Signature Sounds 0111
  42. Jubilant Bridge (Willie Jaeger & Carol Van Alstine): Every Star Shall Sing a Carol A Bell A Bird A Star self 88295-52146
  43. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Long Tail 003-2

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