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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.

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Options December 16, 2015: the 8½th Annual Holiday Music Funktacular!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
santa's disco band  santa claus is coming to town   Options 12"  magic disc  1977      0:00:00 ()
janne anderson pop  spår i snön   Options va-glitter, glogg & rock 'n' roll  parlophone  1979      0:08:04 ()
julian casablancas   i wish it was christmas today   Options digital single    2009      0:12:20 ()
the bellrays  gimme some funk for christmas   Options va-vital gesture xmas  vital gesture  2001      0:15:53 ()
the grip weeds  christmas, bring us   Options under the influence of christmas  rainbow quartz  2011      0:20:52 ()
the kinks  father christmas   Options 7"  arista        0:24:35 ()
 
donnie iris & the cruisers  introduction/angels we have heard on high   Options ah! leluiah!  primary  2010      0:34:45 ()
pointed sticks  power pop santa   Options   la-ti-da         0:41:27 ()
the both  you're a gift   Options digital single  superego      *   0:44:45 ()
sit n' spin  santa claws   Options 7"  worrybird  1994      0:47:54 ()
basement 5  last white christmas   Options 1965-1980  antilles  1981      0:50:17 ()
 
team 9  looks like rain, dear   Options va-we wish you a merry christmash  half inch  2004      0:59:27 ()
eww yaboo  wonderful christmastime   Options what we do on our holidays  summersteps  2010      1:02:41 ()
future wife  i'm spending christmas alone   Options digital single  future wife    by playwright Young Jean Lee.    1:06:35 ()
elton john  step into christmas   Options 7"  mca  1973      1:10:24 ()
the limiñanas  christmas   Options i've got trouble in mind: 7" and rare stuff 2009/2014  trouble in mind  2014      1:14:58 ()
 
the guitars  don't believe in christmas   Options a very guitars christmas  the guitars  2009      1:24:39 ()
the guitars  a visit from santa's elves   Options a very guitars christmas          1:26:38 ()
the guitars  sleigh ride   Options a very guitars christmas          1:27:22 ()
the guitars  the north pole / rusty's lament   Options a very guitars christmas          1:30:36 ()
the guitars  christmas (baby please come home)   Options a very guitars christmas      in hindsight it was not a smart move on my part to play the Limiñanas' version of this at the end of the last set!    1:32:57 ()
the guitars  a jovial thanks from the jolly one   Options a very guitars christmas      if you're in or near Cincinnati you can see The Guitars live at MOTR on Christmas!    1:35:44 ()
the guitars  run run rudolph   Options a very guitars christmas          1:36:23 ()
 
whirling dervishes  you're a mean one mr. grinch   Options grinch cd ep  continuum  1994      1:47:22 ()
the swingin' neckbreakers  santa claus ain't comin' this year   Options 7"  norton  1999      1:49:23 ()
the glam chops  countdown to christmas   Options digital ep  glam chops  2009  Eddie Argos from Art Brut    1:52:55 ()
angel  the christmas song   Options anthology  casablanca        1:56:33 ()
jonny rubbish  santa's alive   Options 7"  ua  1978      2:00:26 ()
 
dion  santa claus is coming to town   Options rock n' roll christmas  the right stuff/capitol  1993      2:06:53 ()
the db's  home for the holidays   Options 12"  irs  1987      2:11:39 ()
trolley  holiday/christmas in the marketplace   Options star of wonder  easter  1997      2:14:37 ()
the fleshtones  hooray for santa claus   Options stocking stuffer  yep roc  2008      2:17:26 ()
the o'jays  christmas ain't christmas new year's ain't new year's without the one you love   Options 7"  phila. int'l  1973      2:19:20 ()
 
hanson  everybody knows the claus   Options snowed in  mercury  1997  DON'T FORGET THE EFFING DONUTS MOTHEREFFERS!!1!    2:24:34 ()
the kaisers  merry christmas lupe lu   Options 7"  norton        2:29:15 ()
soul saints orchestra  santa's got a bag of soul   Options va-in the christmas groove  strut  2009      2:32:04 ()
treacherous three  xmas rap (censored)   Options 12"  sugarhill  1984      2:35:17 ()
cheap trick  come on christmas   Options sex, america, cheap trick  epic        2:40:55 ()
 
cute lepers  christmas is the time to say i love you   Options va-blackheart christmas  blackheart        2:46:09 ()
the ravers  (it's gonna be a) punk rock christmas   Options 7"  zombie        2:48:43 ()
slade  merry xmas everybody   Options 7"  polydor        2:52:01 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound intro   Options the "in" sound  us army  1966      2:55:30 ()
harry harrison  may you always   Options the "in" sound  us army  1966      2:57:44 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound outro   Options the "in" sound  us army  1966      2:59:53 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:03pm fleep:

Wheeeee!
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 9:06pm Loretta:

WOW!!!!!!! snow!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 9:06pm Kat in Chicago:

wooooooo
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 9:07pm sugarplum fairywolf:

whoa!
  Wed. 12/16/15 9:08pm herb.nyc:

Crazy mix!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 9:11pm Kat in Chicago:

Two songs in and I can't believe either of them exist
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:13pm efd:

That's how I (try to) roll, when I'm not miscuing things!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:14pm JakeGould:

Love the GIF snow!
  Wed. 12/16/15 9:15pm Baah:

Humbug
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:21pm JakeGould:

But for the record I want real snow. I also want a new “Star Wars” film with a new premise. But that is neither here nor there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...ugh Xmas music
...oh - hey! Bitchen PowerPop...
Avatar    Wed. 12/16/15 9:27pm Amanda:

Best.
Avatar    Wed. 12/16/15 9:36pm Mailman Tom:

Eight more days to go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:37pm efd:

hey Amanda! hey RRN63, Kat, Jake, herb, sugarplum, fleep, Loretta, and even you Baah! Thanks all for tuning in tonight, and happy holidays!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 9:38pm Kat in Chicago:

The same to you, Evan!
  Wed. 12/16/15 9:39pm Ice in Brooklyn:

u krazy
  Wed. 12/16/15 9:46pm jon:

hey even. you do the one xmas show that i look forward to. great as always
  Wed. 12/16/15 9:47pm P-90:

Happy Holidays to you, efd. And to all the little Funkafarians in Comments Land.
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 9:47pm herb.nyc:

Aimee Ted Xmas show at town hall was very fun, last week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:50pm efd:

I heard excellent reports all around from those Aimee/Ted shows!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:52pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Basement 5. Best Xmas song ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:53pm JakeGould:

I consider “Basement 5” to be Kosher!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:53pm Barkevious Shabazz:

On Antilles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:54pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Rastas with gas masks?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 9:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I fell like sitting back and making funk angels in the snow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 9:58pm jmd:

You Augie Rios teaser!
  Wed. 12/16/15 9:58pm P-90:

That The Both song was most cool too.
  Wed. 12/16/15 10:02pm herb.nyc:

(ARC music sale, TriBeCa. Go!!!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:06pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Santa Clause Conquers the Martians. EFD - Guess it Just Wouldn't Be Christmas. By The Loud Family.
  Wed. 12/16/15 10:06pm xmasunderground:

So happy I caught this on twitter!
  Wed. 12/16/15 10:10pm herb.nyc:

Sounds like Amy Rigby. Her wit too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:11pm efd:

glad you could make it, xmasunderground!

Barkevious, not sure I can get that in tonight but I'm making a note!
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 10:11pm xmasunderground:

Future Wife "I'm Spending Christmas Alone" - where can I find it?? Not on their bandcamp!
Avatar    Wed. 12/16/15 10:12pm (Eyepatch) Fox:

I just logged on just to say thank you for "I'm Spending Christmas Alone"! That's my new favorite Christmas song!
  Wed. 12/16/15 10:12pm CK:

Excellent! Some really fun stuff in here!
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 10:12pm xmasunderground:

Charlie's Hand Movements just released a great indiepop cover of this Elton John song today! charlieshandmovements.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:13pm efd:

just as I promised - old and new faves! Thanks (E) Fox!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:15pm Kat in Chicago:

@xmasunderground it used to be on Young Jean Lee's website but it looks like it was taken down :(
Avatar    Wed. 12/16/15 10:16pm Danne D:

Happy Holidays EFD :) and Funk Fans :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:16pm efd:

yeah I just tried the Future Wife link from last year's playlist and it didn't work. I'll try to find out if it's still posted somewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:17pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Dag.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:17pm efd:

oh and thx for the Charlie's Hand Movements tip - will check it out for next year!
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 10:19pm xmasunderground:

They are amazing - have a ton of absolutely great Christmas tunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:20pm Kat in Chicago:

I found it on somebody's SoundCloud soundcloud.com...
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 10:21pm xmasunderground:

@Kat in Chicago! YES!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:22pm Kat in Chicago:

Prolly isn't supposed to be there but I couldn't find an "official" link.
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 10:24pm xmasunderground:

Facebook is trying to make everyone pay to have their posts show up...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:25pm Kat in Chicago:

FB page views are so random. I get 150 one week and 5 the next for no good reason.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:26pm efd:

yeah, I know they're trying to make people pay, and I get that all 1200 people who like the page are never all going to see a single post, but 4 PVs is just wacky
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:26pm efd:

nice find, Kat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:27pm Kat in Chicago:

I have pretty good search fu
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:27pm Uncle Michael:

Season's Greetings alla youse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:29pm efd:

likewise Uncle Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:31pm Uncle Michael:

I'm going to be all in shortly. I just wanted to check in before listening to the rest of the program in the dark.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The way that whip is cracking, the sleigh horse is going to turn around and bite these guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:31pm Linda Lee:

fantastic guitars! ~ love it !
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:32pm Kat in Chicago:

Thanks for checking in Uncle Michael, I like seeing the Pufnstuf gif
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:32pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Reindeer are Wild-Thee Headcoats
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:33pm Uncle Michael:

He's my spirit guide.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:35pm Uncle Michael:

Maya Rudolph did a nice job with this on A Very Murray Christmas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:38pm efd:

was she billed as Maya "Run Run" Rudolph?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:38pm Uncle Michael:

Sadly, no.
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 10:39pm herb.nyc:

I saw the Future Wife woman (name?)'s play at the Public Theater 2,3yrs ago. A very eclectic person she be.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:39pm Uncle Michael:

And I didn't know till after I saw it that she's Minnie Ripperton's daughter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:40pm Kat in Chicago:

Really!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:41pm steve:

wow has it really been a year since we last listened to a very guitars christmas?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:41pm Linda Lee:

surely dig the future wife track. thank you Kat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:42pm Kat in Chicago:

Happy to help!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:47pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Pronounced Bla-vitt. The geator with the heater.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:51pm JakeGould:

@KatinChicago: Facebook is basically taking advantage of a flaw in their system in the early days where some posts were slow to show up for others. So someone who counts beans says, “Hey! They want to read a post then maybe it’s like random if you don’t pay but guaranteed if you do pay.” Crass.

Also a few weeks back I said that Facebook putting Paris flags on user’s avatars was just a dry run towards some ad model. And now with the new “Star Wars” out, what happens?

Unless of course Facebook is paying homage to all those lost in those “Star Wars.” If that’s the case, kudos for caring about the Jedi and the people they protected.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

That sounds highly like Thurl Ravenscroft.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:54pm efd:

yeah, a very good likeness!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 10:55pm efd:

now you've got me wondering if Thurl is related to Raphael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:55pm Kat in Chicago:

@Jake I laughed out loud at that Star Wars comment!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 10:58pm Kat in Chicago:

@steve do you know of any noiselife-type Xmas content? I need some for my Monday show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 11:00pm Ike:

Hi folks. Anybody else using Pickle Cat for their avatar? Am I the only one?
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 11:02pm cee:

gloria estefan cameo. my night is complete
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 11:02pm Kat in Chicago:

Oh lord, I don't remember this one from previous shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 11:04pm efd:

only played in 2010 before tonight!
  Wed. 12/16/15 11:05pm Santapalooza:

Great show, Evan!
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 11:09pm xmasunderground:

Hi Santapalooza!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 11:11pm JakeGould:

@KatinChicago: Ha! Yes! But I have to thank other Facebook friends for coming up with that joke. Planned Parenthood gets defunded, Facebook makes avatars pink. Paris attacks happen, French flag on avatars. A major motion picture that will be shitting money in a day or so is about to get released? Well, just put a lightsaber on icons to memorialize… What? Feh. Enough grousing.
  Wed. 12/16/15 11:12pm Santapalooza:

Hey Xmas Underground! Glad you're enjoying the show.
  Wed. 12/16/15 11:16pm KP:

For the Hollandaise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 11:18pm JakeGould:

@EFD: Thanks again for the “Basement 5!”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 11:21pm efd:

My pleasure, Jake!
Avatar    Wed. 12/16/15 11:23pm Danne D:

YES!
Avatar    Wed. 12/16/15 11:25pm Danne D:

The....Claus!!!!!
Avatar    Wed. 12/16/15 11:27pm Danne D:

:)
  Wed. 12/16/15 11:30pm Ajax:

Hanson wins again!! Great find.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 11:36pm efd:

There are nine other songs on that Hanson CD and I have no idea what any of them sound like.
Avatar    Wed. 12/16/15 11:36pm Danne D:

lol
  Wed. 12/16/15 11:47pm Chris Sims:

That "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" swerve gets me every year, even when I know it's coming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 11:49pm efd:

one of these years I'll play it for you, Chris.
  Wed. 12/16/15 11:55pm KP:

Merry Christmas everybody!
Avatar    Wed. 12/16/15 11:56pm Danne D:

Thanks for a wonderful Holiday show as always Evan :)
Merry Christmas to you and Merry Christmas to all of the Funk Faithful :D
Avatar    Wed. 12/16/15 11:57pm Danne D:

HARRY!!! What a way to end it :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 11:57pm efd:

thanks for listening, everybody. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
  Wed. 12/16/15 11:59pm P-90:

Thanks, efd! Enjoy your Who Hash everyone!
  Thu. 12/17/15 12:00am P-90:

And may we all have a Harry Harrison Christmas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/17/15 12:00am Kat in Chicago:

Perfect ending. Thanks EFD!
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