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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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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
greg lake  i believe in father christmas   Options 7"  manticore  1975      0:00:00 ()
aimee mann  god rest ye merry gentlemen   Options one more drifter in the snow  superego  2006      0:03:09 ()
monster magnet  dead christmas   Options dopes to infinity  a&m  1995      0:05:09 ()
voicedude  forget you, christmas   Options va-santastic v: snow, man!  santastic  2010      0:09:00 ()
swingin' neckbreakers  santa claus ain't comin' this year   Options 7"  norton  1999      0:12:52 ()
sloan  twelve days of christmas   Options mp3  sloan  2011      0:22:58 ()
the dandy warhols  little drummer boy   Options cd single  tim kerr  1994      0:26:44 ()
the click five  my girlfriend forgot me this christmas   Options           0:32:56 ()
glam chops  baby jesus was the first glam rocker   Options           0:35:30 ()
joe "king" carrasco and el molino  tamale christmas   Options va-haam jam      benefit for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians haamjam.com  *   0:39:28 ()
the deadbeat poets  christmastime in painesville   Options   deadbeat poets      *   0:46:40 ()
billy squier  christmas is the time to say i love you   Options 12"  capitol  1981      0:50:07 ()
royal purple  snowflakes   Options cd-r  royal purple        0:52:43 ()
trolley  holiday/christmas in the marketplace   Options star of wonder  easter  1997      0:55:27 ()
the marshmallow staircase  twas the night before christmas   Options           0:58:23 ()
dion  santa claus is coming to town   Options rock 'n' roll christmas  the right stuff  1995      1:05:30 ()
the db's  home for the holidays   Options 12"  irs  1987      1:10:10 ()
the kaisers  merry christmas lupe lu   Options 7"  norton  1996      1:12:55 ()
darlene love  christmas (baby please come home)   Options va-phil spector christmas          1:15:53 ()
persephone's bees  don't go away   Options digital single          1:27:02 ()
dwight twilley  christmas night   Options have a twilley christmas          1:29:52 ()
team 9  looks like rain, dear   Options va-we wish you a merry christmash          1:33:48 ()
village people  disco santa   Options           1:36:58 ()
voicedude  jingle bells are what i got   Options va-santastic 7: it's a wonderful mash  santastic      *   1:40:47 ()
donnie iris & the cruisers  introduction/angels we have heard on high   Options ah! leluliah!  primary  2010      1:50:12 ()
ursula 1000  linus & lucy (cheeky boot)   Options           1:57:47 ()
eww yaboo  lawn lights   Options this isn't christmas ep  summersteps      *   2:01:43 ()
basement 5  last white christmas   Options 1965-1980  antilles  1981      2:04:20 ()
the ravers  (it's gonna be a) punk rock christmas   Options 7"  zombie  1977      2:08:52 ()
hanson  everybody knows the claus   Options snowed in          2:18:24 ()
whirling dervishes  you're a mean one mr. grinch   Options grinch cd ep  continuum  1994      2:23:06 ()
slade  merry christmas everybody   Options           2:25:24 ()
the darkness  don't let the bells end   Options cd single  atlantic  2003      2:28:36 ()
pointed sticks  powerpop santa   Options           2:32:11 ()
big star  jesus christ   Options 7"  aura        2:38:56 ()
the sonics  don't believe in christmas   Options 7"  norton  1997      2:41:15 ()
husky team  santa claus is comin' to town   Options christmas in memphis  confidential  2002      2:43:05 ()
the yobs  silver bells   Options           2:45:37 ()
the dickies  silent night   Options           2:48:09 ()
the critics  she feels like christmas day   Options va-yuletunes    1991      2:50:37 ()
elton john  step into christmas   Options 7"  mca  1973      2:53:47 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 12/19/12 9:02pm 12539:

I hear a prog police siren.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:03pm G:

Look Batman. Up in the sky! Someone's shining the Prog Signall!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:03pm G:

Great minds...
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:04pm G:

I bet he doesn't have Squire's "Run Like The Fox" :P
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:05pm SteveL:

I think I see an image in the background. If I stare at it long enough, and keep my eyes just far enough away... A dolphin?
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:05pm Mike East:

Happy Funkmas to one and all!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:06pm Santa Funk:

Ho, ho, funkity ho!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:06pm Julie:

  Wed. 12/19/12 9:07pm Barkevious Shabazz:

How many Slade xmas aongs can you play in one show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 9:10pm efd:

ho-ho-ho, everybody! Thanks for tuning in tonight! Merry Christmas, happy holidays, etc. etc.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:11pm G:

Bloody Snowflakes. GNFAB
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:13pm Kat in Chicago:

The Scrooge in me is loving this one! Happy whatever to EFD and the Funk Fans!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:15pm jmd:

Terrific wallpaper. Yes, it's a dolphin! But it has a Red Sox hat on. Anyone can see that!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:16pm EL:

God bless us everyone— but especially Norton Records.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:17pm SteveL:

jmd:You could be right. My head hurts.

Amen to Norton. How are they doing?
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:19pm SteveL:

  Wed. 12/19/12 9:19pm Mike East:

aw man, I can never get enough pogues.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:20pm David (chudleycannons):

oh man, I kind of see the dolphin
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:20pm EL:

They're taking donations on their website. www.nortonrecords.com
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:22pm SteveL:

What's a frog-rock pan?
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:23pm Kat in Chicago:

Thank you for not playing FTONY. I associate it strongly with my horrible ex-husband. Where the hell is this dolphin?
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:23pm john:

Hey Evan! That's awesome; not playing Fairytale of New York just leaves more room for Dawnie Iris!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:23pm Jon Anderson:

I see frog rock pans when I get a shipment of really good stuff in.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:23pm SteveL:

Kat: Keep staring. It'll come.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:24pm jmd:

so nice you bought it twice!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:24pm SteveL:

Jon Anderson: Do you also see crocodile teeth? Lizard's blood?
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:25pm David (chudleycannons):

What are the odds we'll hear Gunther? :P
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 9:25pm efd:

Wait, did I really say "frog-rock pan?!"
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:25pm SteveL:

Breath, not blood. Lizard's breath.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:25pm jmd:

The dolphin will come...like a Wakefield pitch, sooner or later.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:25pm SteveL:

Alas, no, you said it correctly.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:25pm Mike East:

I'm sorry, but there is no better version of twelve days of xmas than the Muppets w/ John Denver.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:27pm Mike East:

though this may be a close second :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:28pm Kat in Chicago:

"And a beer... in a tree"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 9:28pm efd:

john - good point re Dawnie! That is coming up for sure!

SteveL - phew! Bad enough that I let Ken trick me into thinking it was Tuesday for a second this morning.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:29pm SteveL:

efd: Missed Ken this morning. Does this mean I need to review the comments?
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:32pm Shhhh:

Someone isn't here :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:33pm sweet cheri:

merry christmas evan & julie & everybody!! i'm really enjoying the show tonight "funkmaster evan!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:33pm Julie:

yay belllls
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:34pm G:

Bell Sound
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:34pm SteveL:

efd's bells. Hypnotoad for radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 9:36pm efd:

ugh, sorry about that! Nothing from the 2008 CDR tonight, I guess.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:36pm jtkantor:

Click Five: Boston represent!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:36pm sweet cheri:

hey julie happy holidays!!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:39pm sweet cheri:

evan & julie i hope you get everything you guys want for christmas..
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:41pm Julie:

that glam song was awesome
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:41pm Julie:

Hey! I'm gonna have a tamale christmas :D
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:42pm Texas White Xmas:

Chili tonight, hot tamale.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:43pm SteveL:

I never made anyone's Xmas tamale list. I'm still hoping, (Yes, its a real thing.)
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:44pm David (chudleycannons):

  Wed. 12/19/12 9:45pm robyn:

yay! shout out from austin!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:45pm Texas White Xmas:

"tamales... [are] very popular during the Christmas holiday season (Las Posadas )"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 9:49pm efd:

goodness gracious, David, settle down! It's a gimmick, get it? Cutting in classic holiday bits with my bed music.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:49pm sweet cheri:

evan & julie, somehow i get the feeling that you don't care to respond to my comments..anyway merry xmas to you both! have fun.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:50pm G:

"The city of Painesville is the county seat of Lake County, Ohio" -- not far from Cleveland. Convenient name for a song, though :-)
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:52pm jmd:

Oh, Billy!
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:52pm G:

I bet he says that to all the girls.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:52pm Roberto:

Yay Billy Squier! This one makes my very very short list of popular Christmas songs that aren't horrible.
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:53pm emily:

evan please tell me it's gonna be a rock&roll winter
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:56pm Not Bryan Adams:

Any chance we can hear Bryan Adams' "Reggae Christmas"?
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:57pm cooh john:

Thanks for the Ohio nod. A friend of mine knows the Dead Beat Poets--he used to open for The Ramones
  Wed. 12/19/12 9:58pm Julie:

Oooh the royal purple!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 10:01pm efd:

sorry, outlook doubtful on the Bryan Adams, Not Bryan Adams.
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:03pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Marshmallow Staircase made my xmas.
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:04pm justsheano:

Well done, Santa!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:05pm sweet cheri:

julie,are you going to play some christmas tunes on your show in the morning?
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:05pm Mike East:

ok, studio's getting out, time to lockup and head to the car. Keep it rockin' Evan, I'm kinda tired and have a 45 minute drive ahead of me. Merry Funkmas to all, and to all a good night!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:06pm Not Bryan Adams:

Well, now you have a suggestion for a tune for next year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 10:07pm efd:

thanks Mike! Drive safely!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:08pm john:

The greatest voice in rawk™. Just playing the Dion record ourselves!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:10pm EL:

Yo! Ho ho ho! Gimme some guitar....
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:11pm Mike East:

Thanks efd, I will.
Ugh, these people sure are taking their sweetass time packing up their instruments. I should charge them for another hour.
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:12pm sweet cheri:

evan please don't play "CHRISTMAS WRAPPING" by the waitresses i lothe that tune,, thnx efd
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:16pm cooh john:

All Hail Kaiser George, et. al.
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:22pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Who knew the Revillos recorded "Santa Claus is Comin to Town" as The Mysteroids? Not this guy.
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:24pm Johnny Carson:

I did not know that!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:26pm Marmalade Kitty:

funk flakes! would make a lovely xmas sweater pattern!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:31pm G:

Did efd up the brightness on the flakes? They are not as dark red as they were. That isn't my computer acting wonky, is it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 10:32pm efd:

I haven't touched them!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:33pm SteveL:

G: Pretty sure your eyes are shorting out. Bad luck!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:35pm sweet cheri:

thank you for a great christmas show evan, once again i hope you everything you want for christmas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 10:36pm efd:

thanks cheri, same to you
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:37pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Microphone Fiend has jingle bells.
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:37pm Mike East:

oy- they're finally gone at 10:35. cool mashup here.
and now I say....goodnight
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:38pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Friends :) Merre Christmas
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:39pm G:

I haven't smoked anything, I swear.
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:40pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Hey, a Santa Claus Conquers the Martians sample. Light the tree!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:41pm G:

I somehow knew we'd get to the Xmas Show/Disco Show junction
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:42pm john:

Worth waiting up for...since July.
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:43pm Marmalade Kitty:

what were Village people spelling out?
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:45pm SteveL:

  Wed. 12/19/12 10:45pm Barkevious Shabazz:

  Wed. 12/19/12 10:45pm Loretta:

great show efd!! Happy Christmas to you & all of funkland....peace
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 10:53pm efd:

thanks Loretta, and to you as well!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:53pm john:

Dawnie Christmas to all....
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:54pm EL:

Holy Moses.
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:54pm G:

The brave efd even slippin' in a little autotuneage there...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 10:54pm efd:

It's for Christmas!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:55pm Sybil:

a rare actual appearance! love you all, funksters. See you in the new year, she said optimistically!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:55pm Benedict's twitter account:

We give you an autotune dispensation, my son. Go in peace.
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:56pm sweet cheri:

evan, every year you outdo yourself with these christmas shows.. just FANTASTIC!!
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:57pm Barkevious Shabazz:

My favorite Pittsburgh xmas song is "O Little town of Horrible."
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:58pm G:

That one's popular all over the country, B.S. :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 10:59pm EL:

  Wed. 12/19/12 10:59pm Sybil:

what sweet cheri said. and whatever baseball requires. plus whatever red sox fandom requires, times that. you know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 10:59pm efd:

there we go, I knew something was a little off with these colors.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:00pm G:

This is the Vince Guaraldi bootyshakin' number.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:00pm Sybil:

lovely now
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:01pm Uncle Michael:

Schroeder in the hizouse.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:03pm jmd:

Yes, this is terrific. Nice one Uncle Michael.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:03pm boo:

Charlie Brown sez, "I gotta rock!"
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:03pm Barkevious Shabazz:

I gotta rock, too, Charlie.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:06pm Sybil:

schroeder can be playin at my house

you gotta set him up
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:06pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Basement 5. The greatest.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:07pm EL:

I like it Sybil.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:08pm SteveL:

If you haven't seen this, its obviously time.
It's A Bad Brains Christmas, Charlie Brown
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:12pm SteveL:

Is the Ravers single on colored vinyl? I have the 4-song ep. Red and green!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:18pm Sybil:

The length cannot be too long, because we want this show to last forever!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:18pm EL:

NOW IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:18pm Danne D:

  Wed. 12/19/12 11:18pm john:

I think the Dawnie record was supposed to be listened to while watching the Stillers, eating a Primantis and pahnding some Ahrns. Liner notes are for hoity-toity types from Philadelphia.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:18pm EL:

Just kidding.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:19pm EL:

NOW IT'S XMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:20pm G:

Hey, da claus man
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:20pm Danne D:

YAY :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:21pm Uncle Michael:

How the hell did we devolve from Hanson to Beiber?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 11:21pm efd:

  Wed. 12/19/12 11:21pm sweet cheri:

well efd, i have to split now,, this christmas show has been just wonderfuly awsome! see you in two weeks.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:22pm Sybil:

Cheri, Mike, john, etc.,to bed actually now.
Mamacita, donde esta santa claus
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:23pm john:

Merry happy etc, Sybil!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:23pm Danne D:

Sybil :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:23pm Augie Rios:

Nite nite Cheri.I go sleep now.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:24pm Danne D:

The Grinch :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:24pm EL:

  Wed. 12/19/12 11:25pm Sybil:

and Danne D. But really, I must sleep.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:28pm G:

I was living in England when this was on the charts...
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:29pm jmd:

Last minute Billy Childish request?
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:29pm G:

"It has sold 1.19 million copies in the UK as of November 2012"
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:30pm Noddy Holder's Glitter Tophat:

I forged these chains in life!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 11:30pm efd:

If the person who requested "Another Rock & Roll Winter" is out there, I'm sorry to report that it's on one of the CD-Rs that's not working:(
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:30pm G:

Tis a ponderous tophat
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:31pm Santapalooza:

Great show, EDF!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:31pm Uncle Michael:

Justin Hawkins will get stuck in my ears.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:33pm Danne D:

Santapalooza must be related to DJ Rupture :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:34pm David (chudleycannons):

great episode Evan. Thanks for being awesome (and not just because you played Christmas (Baby Please Come Home))!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:34pm EL:

Realizing many years too late that I should be using the handle ELf tonight. Next year.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:35pm john:

What I don't get is how Powerpop Santa gave The Reducers Nothing For Christmas...
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:36pm sweet cheri:

evan & danne i sure hope you get everything you guys want for christmas!!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:36pm G:

Does he have Blue Ash in his pipe?
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:37pm Danne D:

EFD do you have a copy of Ted Leo's "Santa Stardust"? :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:37pm Danne D:

Thx Cheri :)
That would be a Bengals playoffs spot btw.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:38pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Oh, Bing, you beery old wife-beater you.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:38pm G:

No Ticket Salad Sandwich Time. TOO HARD TO PRONOUNCE!!! :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:40pm Der Bingle:

Don't forget the kids!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:40pm G:

The Roy Wood and the Slade were on the charts at the same time. The Slade no. 1, the Wood not.

Having the no. 1 single on the charts the week before Christmas was/is a big, big deal in England.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:40pm emily:

in lieu of rock&roll winter silent night by the dickies will do
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:40pm Holly in NC:

  Wed. 12/19/12 11:42pm Bigass Palmetto Bug:

I'm even laying off Holly in this season of good will toward men. And women.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:42pm jmd:

even listening on the internet it sounds like a 7". Lovely and thank you.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:44pm G:

@jmd: The board does a perfect job at transmitting imperfect sounds perfectly.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:46pm Holly in NC:

Hi Bigass PB!
How do you know I'm not a berry-bearing shrub?
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:46pm On the Yazoo:

great show
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:48pm G:

@Holly: From crawling around the house.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:49pm jmd:

Great show, Evan and the Chipfunk Davies! It will be replayed merrily on high Christmas day. Thanks, merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:50pm SteveL:

It doesn't get any better than this.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:50pm Danne D:

Holly :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:51pm sweet cheri:

happy new year evan, danne & everyone else
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:52pm Holly in NC:

Danne :-)
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:54pm emily:

department S i want!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:55pm Kat in Chicago:

How did I miss this Critics tune? This is sweet.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:55pm 12539:

Happy Holidays, efd.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:55pm Holly in NC:

@Kat - Hi & I agree!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 11:55pm efd:

Don't get greedy, emily! :) Although I like the idea of playing that as a Christmas song... not unlike how Hova always used to play Blondie's "I'm Always Touched By Your Presence, Dear"
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:56pm Callie:

Happy holidays, Evan! Thanks for a great show! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/19/12 11:56pm efd:

Warmest holiday wishes and the happiest of new years to all of you, commenteers and lurkers alike. Thanks for helping to make this so fun every week.
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:58pm EL:

I look forward to this show every year and it's always a great time. Cheers to y'all! Thanks efd!
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:59pm Danne D:

Have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season everyone :)

Thanks for your usual excellent show EFD :) Every week is like Christmas when you're on the air.

Hope Santa is good to you all :)
  Wed. 12/19/12 11:59pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the great tunes, Evan.
  Thu. 12/20/12 12:00am G:

FWIW, that Slade was released in the UK as "Merry Xmas Everybody". They always misspelled something in their titles to sound more working class.
  Thu. 12/20/12 12:02am Kat in Chicago:

Hi Holly, Happy Hollydays!
  Thu. 12/20/12 12:02am Marmalade Kitty:

'73 was a good year for christmas tunes..
Merry Funkmas everybody !!!
  Thu. 12/20/12 12:02am I X Key!:

Thanks for a wonderful show, Evan!
  Thu. 12/20/12 8:48am G:

@MK: 73 was the year of the Slade, Wizzard, Elton "Christmas single" competition, which Slade won saleswise. Evan played two of the three on this show. That year's "competition" really raised the cultural profile in the UK of the "Christmas single." Here's wiki on that, with a yearly list back to the early 50s:

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