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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
keith richards  run rudolph run   Options 7"  atlantic  1978      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
moonlion  the little drummer boy   Options 12"  pickwick int'l        0:04:55 (Pop‑up)
dirtbombs  my last christmas   Options if you don't already have a look  in the red  2005      0:09:38 (Pop‑up)
team 9  looks like rain, dear   Options va-we wish you a merry christmash  half inch        0:12:10 (Pop‑up)
the new surfsiders  little saint nick   Options 7"  norton        0:15:40 (Pop‑up)
los straitjackets  jingle bell rock   Options 'tis the season for los straitjackets  yep roc        0:17:07 (Pop‑up)
the wildebeests  rudolph's ruin   Options 7"  norton        0:19:52 (Pop‑up)
gary glitter  another rock 'n' roll christmas   Options 7"  arista        0:21:58 (Pop‑up)
dwight twilley  christmas night   Options have a twilley christmas  digital musicworks international        0:32:33 (Pop‑up)
whirling dervishes  you're a mean one mr. grinch   Options grinch cd ep  continuum        0:36:23 (Pop‑up)
swingin' neckbreakers  santa claus ain't comin' this year   Options 7"  norton        0:38:20 (Pop‑up)
dana dane  dana dane is coming to town   Options va-christmas rap  profile        0:41:33 (Pop‑up)
darlene love  christmas (baby please come home)   Options va-phil spector's christmas album  apple        0:45:20 (Pop‑up)
glam chops  counting down to christmas   Options digital ep  glam chops        0:51:59 (Pop‑up)
trolley  holiday / christmas in the marketplace   Options star of wonder  easter        0:55:51 (Pop‑up)
future wife  i'm spending christmas alone   Options digital single  future wife    Get it here -- clean or dirty, your choice.    0:58:44 (Pop‑up)
peter perrett & the only ones  silent night   Options 7"  vengeance        1:03:07 (Pop‑up)
the deadbeat poets  christmastime in painesville   Options the final christmas  deadbeat poets        1:05:09 (Pop‑up)
explorers club  christmas must be tonight   Options digital single  burger    get it here!  *   1:18:30 (Pop‑up)
the o'jays  christmas ain't christmas new year's ain't new year's without the one you love   Options 7"  phila. international        1:21:21 (Pop‑up)
niklas stromstedt & gyllene tider  da'n fore da'n   Options va-glitter, glogg & rock 'n' roll  parlophone        1:23:53 (Pop‑up)
the guitars  don't believe in christmas   Options a very guitars christmas  GTRS    Get your own copy of A Very Guitars Christmas on Bandcamp!    1:27:18 (Pop‑up)
the guitars  a visit from santa's elves   Options a very guitars christmas  GTRS        1:29:07 (Pop‑up)
the guitars  sleigh ride   Options a very guitars christmas  GTRS        1:30:14 (Pop‑up)
the guitars  the north pole / rusty's lament   Options a very guitars christmas  GTRS        1:33:13 (Pop‑up)
the guitars  christmas (baby please come home)   Options a very guitars christmas  GTRS        1:35:59 (Pop‑up)
the guitars  a jovial thanks from the jolly one   Options a very guitars christmas  GTRS        1:38:26 (Pop‑up)
hanson  everybody knows the claus   Options snowed in  mercury    DON'T FORGET THE DONUTS MOTHEREFFERS!!!!!!!    1:44:52 (Pop‑up)
pointed sticks  power pop santa   Options 7"  la-ti-da        1:49:12 (Pop‑up)
the untamed youth  santa's gonna shut em down   Options untamed melodies  norton        1:52:41 (Pop‑up)
the salsoul orchestra  deck the halls   Options christmas jollies ii  salsoul        1:54:54 (Pop‑up)
ruby on the vine  everything new   Options digital single  ruby on the vine    Myrna Marcarian of Human Switchboard; get it here.  *   2:01:09 (Pop‑up)
angel  the christmas song   Options anthology  casablanca        2:06:57 (Pop‑up)
big star  jesus christ   Options 7"  aura        2:14:59 (Pop‑up)
the dB's  home for the holidays   Options 12"  irs        2:17:06 (Pop‑up)
cheap trick  come on christmas   Options sex, america, cheap trick  epic        2:19:54 (Pop‑up)
epicycle  do you remember christmas   Options jingo jangle  cirkle    Yes, the same Epicycle from the late '70s/early '80s! This is from a more recent version of the band, recorded in 2008.    2:22:22 (Pop‑up)
donnie iris & the cruisers  introduction/angels we have heard on high   Options ah! leluiah!  primary        2:26:10 (Pop‑up)
dion  santa claus is coming to town   Options rock 'n' roll christmas  the right stuff    Yo.    2:37:51 (Pop‑up)
rockfield chorale  jingle, jangle   Options va-destination bomp  bomp        2:42:08 (Pop‑up)
plum crazy (w/dave edmunds)  run run rudolph   Options va-christmas at the patti 2x10"  ua        2:44:52 (Pop‑up)
santa's disco band  xmas medley   Options 12"  magic disc        2:47:28 (Pop‑up)
joe "king" carrasco and el molino  tamale christmas   Options va-holiday haam jam, vol 2  tribeza        2:50:40 (Pop‑up)
elton john  step into christmas   Options 7"  mca        2:54:10 (Pop‑up)
the ravers  (it's gonna be a) punk rock christmas   Options 7"  zombie        2:58:25 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:01pm Loretta:

WOW!!!! I love the snow!!!!
  9:01pm EL(f):

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm fleep:

Jingle. All the way.
  9:02pm EL(f):

Avatar 9:02pm Holly in NC:

I love the snow, and Keef, and this song!
Avatar 9:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yeah, killin' !
Happy B-Day Keef !
  9:02pm EL(f):

Avatar 9:03pm nanantatee:

Avatar 9:03pm steve:

hey hey ho ho ho
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm SeanG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm chris_in_space:

Hey efd and everyone! I going to come right out and say it: feeling like I need a support group after the whole #BestShowWFMU thing last night. As always, glad to be listening to The Funk on a Wednesday night.
Avatar 9:04pm Dave B:

If you need additional visuals, just play this with the sound off.

Happy Holidays EFD!

  Swag For Life Member 9:04pm 12539:

Beautiful beautiful snowfall.
Avatar 9:05pm Folsom:

Crazy snow!
  9:05pm EL(f):

@c_i_space You've come to the right place!
Avatar 9:06pm steve:

right there with you c_i_s
Avatar 9:06pm Holly in NC:

@DaveB - Now I love you too!
Avatar 9:08pm Dave B:

@ Holly - that'll roll for 1.5 hours, so at the halfway point - RELOAD!
  9:08pm chudleycannons (the other David B):

Agreed cis. Last night was beautiful, especially the last 15-20 minutes.
  9:09pm EL(f):

I like that I'm nigh invisible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm chris_in_space:

chudcannon, efd: we're in the right place. Last night was some history right dere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm efd:

haha, just kiddiing! Way too early for Hanson!
  9:10pm EL(f):

Fool me once, Davies.
Avatar 9:11pm nanantatee:

Was that from your private collection?
Avatar 9:11pm steve:

wait whaaaaaaat
  9:11pm chudleycannons (the other David B):


Thank you for that snippet. Between Best Show, Awkward ending, DBRY getting engaged and watching It's a Wonderful Life, I need something that I hopefully won't cry too much at. (So I fully expect Christmas Baby Please Come Home.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm efd:

that was a really weird subconscious cueing error is what that was.
Avatar 9:14pm nanantatee:

did tiny tim ever make a christmas album?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Sweet Santa Claus Conquers the Martians sample. Blitzen and Nixon?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Amanda:

Dammit, I missed the beginning! Happy birthday Keith R.!
Avatar 9:16pm Dave B:

@nanantatee - www.youtube.com...
Avatar 9:17pm nanantatee:

awseome thanks!
  9:17pm Andrew Fetter:

Nothing beats Christmas WFMU style!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Barkevious Shabazz:

It's not Xmas without Little Drummer Boy in Vietnam by Mr. Glitter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Joe D.:

holy jeeze this background!!!!

EFD needs to start doing WFMU playlist html seminars. Again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm G:

Excellent, I haven't seen enough snow falling recently! :p
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm fleep:

What inspires such breadth and depth in Christmas music? Is it just an easy sell?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Amanda:

Yeah, I would pay good money to go to that class
  9:25pm EL(f):

I love this time of year. Starting now.
  9:27pm EL(f):

Oh my.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Joe D.:

really hope Ira finally breaks out the ChristKillers bootlegs that has the only copys of if they do in fact exist
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Uncle Michael:

I'm going to start the snow blower.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm efd:

At least the snow's not sticking.
  9:32pm JakeGould:

My Internet connection was out. Are we still talking about shooting down spy planes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Glenn L:

Did I hear a moment of silence for the Best Show during the theme song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm G:

For those outside the NYC area, it snowed here 4 days out of 10 through yesterday -- pretty rare. Fortunately it all melted within a day or so. The playlist page's humongous flakes would definitely strain a snowblower's engine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm efd:

@Glenn L, yes you did.
  9:34pm EL(f):

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Uncle Michael:

Tell the truth. These guys are really the Sonics, aren't they?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Glenn L:

Love it! Happy Holidays to all!
Avatar 9:38pm Holly in NC:

Snow now hurting my eyes, so I am going to read conspiracy theories about the '60s Laurel Canyon scene, quietly wait for Donnie Iris, and also hope for the OG Whos doing 'Welcome Christmas' . You rock,efd :-)

Swingin' Neckbreakers xo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm G:

Santa needs a fifth of Christmas spirit. For starters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm G:

phil spector, renowned for his wall of snow
  9:48pm JakeGould:

Who in Laurel Canyon shot down a U2 spy plane?
Avatar 9:49pm slugluv1313:

tuned in *just* in time for Darlene Love -- that Phil Spector Christmas album is one of the few Christmas recordings that i absolutely totally love and never get tired of! thank you, Evan! HAPPY HOLLY-DAZE to you and all WFMU listeners!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hooray for snow! Hooray for Christmas! Hooray for EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Mike Sin:

EFD, this show is quite fun so far. I'm just kickin' back with a little hot chocolate loaded up Frangelico... you're helpin' make some spirits bright, as it were.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm efd:

Hi Mike! Happy that you and everyone else are joining me tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm kevin g:

Wow, I love this Future Wife song. Never heard of them before, will have to investigate.
  10:00pm Lonely Planet Boy:

sounds deliciius, Mike! Gotta try your recipe.
Avatar 10:00pm nanantatee:

love this
Avatar 10:01pm nanantatee:

omg is this peter perret
Avatar 10:02pm Holly in NC:

future wife clicky star
  10:02pm EL(f):

You changed my opinion on two classic Christmas songs so far tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm efd:

Changed for the better, I hope!
  10:04pm chudleycannons (the other David B):

Same as Kevin. I need to check out more Future Wife. The writing for that song (as well as the performance) was brilliant.
  10:05pm chudleycannons (the other David B):

Also, I really hope Future Wife are fans of The Room, because if they aren't, that's got to be awkward.
  10:05pm chudleycannons (the other David B):

They have an ep called "Singles in Your Area." Are we sure Chris from South Carolina's not involved?
  10:10pm chudleycannons (the other David B):

GOT THE LINK! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=363561520345820&story_fbid=223725527762223
  10:12pm chudleycannons (the other David B):

Warning: that's the dirty version. There's also a clean version that removes the f-word, but I can't find a working link to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm efd:

good work, other David B! I played the clean version, needless to say.
Avatar 10:18pm Holly in NC:

Now I love 2 David Bs.
Avatar 10:24pm nanantatee:

how do you know this is a christmas song? the xylophone?
Avatar 10:25pm nanantatee:

oh it must be the glogg, that's a christmas drink!
  10:26pm EL(f):

I LUV this version!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm G:

glogg is mulled wine or similar, oldtimey xmas drink
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm efd:

nanantatee, ithe album cover, which of course you can't see, makes it clear that it's a Christmas compilation.
Avatar 10:31pm Holly in NC:

Feeling a need for Emmet Otter...
  10:33pm EL(f):

@Holly in NC
Avatar 10:35pm Holly in NC:

@EL(f) - and Heatmiser !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Swag For Life Member 10:35pm 12539:

g,g & r'n'r : www.ginza.se...
  10:36pm chudleycannons (the other David B):

Love The Guitars Christmas ep. They basically created a Christmas tv special and it's so much fun! I heard them a few years back on your show and now it's one of the highlights of my Christmas music collection. (They also have another Christmas song for free on their bandcamp that's worth checking out.)
Avatar 10:36pm Callieflower:

Hii, Evan and everyone. Happy holidays!
Avatar 10:37pm Carolyn:

This playlist page is so festive! Happy holidays Evan and all.
  10:40pm EL(f):

@Holly in NC No Doubt! Did you ever see the outtakes for Emmet Otter? They are hysterical!
Avatar 10:41pm Holly in NC:

For anyone who needs Emmet Otter soundtrack:
Avatar 10:42pm Callieflower:

The tradition continues! :)
  10:42pm EL(f):

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm Skirkie:

Oh, not "13 Reindeer"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Uncle Michael:

Taylor Hanson was in a band before Tinted Windows? WHO KNEW?!
Avatar 10:45pm Holly in NC:

@Skirkie - Brilliant! ;-)

@EL(f), I have not, new project...
  10:47pm JakeGould:

This is worse that the Spin Doctors. “Pocket Full of Hanson Kryptonite.”
  10:47pm EL(f):

Avatar 10:48pm nanantatee:

was that kristen schaal?
Avatar 10:50pm steve:

a night on power pop mountain with power pop santa?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Whither power pop pop-pop?
Avatar 10:57pm nanantatee:

Avatar 11:04pm Holly in NC:

OK, eerie. I spent much of yesterday reading about Robert Pfeifer's piccadilos & travails post-Human Switchboard. Sadly, he appears to be a right idiot.
  11:05pm lisa jane persky:

Happy Christmas Evan and Co. Dig your snow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08pm efd:

thanks LJP! Merry Xmas to you and yours!
Avatar 11:10pm Droll:

Interesting polyrhythmic effect of the sleigh bells out of tempo with the usual drum loop.
Avatar 11:13pm Merre D:

Hi EFD :)
Hi Holly :)
Hi Everyone :)
Merre Christmas!
Avatar 11:14pm Danne D:

So glad I got out of the Devils game in time to catch Everybody Knows The Claus :)
Avatar 11:15pm Holly in NC:

Big Star = best (next to the Whos of Whoville)

Hi Danne, merry merry!
Avatar 11:17pm Callieflower:

Hiii, Danne!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25pm efd:

sorry I haven't been able to say hi to everyone individually tonight, but I really appreciate you tuning in! I hope everyone's enjoying the show tonight.
Avatar 11:25pm Danne D:

Hi Callie :)
Avatar 11:26pm Danne D:

@efd making a Christmas Show this perfect commands all the magical powers you possess :) We understand :)
Avatar 11:27pm Holly in NC:

And here we are w. best -named Xmas lp ever ;-)
Avatar 11:27pm Danne D:

Thanks for that sound cloud link Callie :) can't wait to dig into it (well okay actually I can wait since I'm preoccupied with this Christmas show, but you get my drift)
  11:27pm john:

Hey Evan…just got in at the very end of the line here…looks like I missed most of a great show! Merry Christmas Dawnie!

BTW, coming in as I am late for the party, just for the record Bob Pfeifer has been embroiled in a personal tragedy for some time now. Last year his ex-wife abducted their son (for whom Bob has legal custody) and his half-brother and ran off with them to Eastern Europe. Bob has started an internet campaign that has gone somewhat viral to find his son and return him to the US. They're getting closer, and Interpol is on the case. For any of you who have Facebook, there's a group called Bring Jerry Home with over 12,000 followers which you should check out. Doesn't look like he'll be home for Christmas this year, but perhaps soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27pm efd:

Holly, it's either this or Jon Graboff's album For Christ's Sake.
Avatar 11:31pm nanantatee:

aw man i knew it was too good to be true/chipmunks
Avatar 11:34pm slugluv1313:

Angel! Big Star! thank you again! great show!!!!
  11:38pm EL(f):

Oh! So much good in the world right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38pm efd:

Thanks slugluv, and hi/thanks john for the info.
Avatar 11:42pm Loretta:

absolutely lovin' the show, Evan. thanks so much & have a very merry Christmas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43pm efd:

thanks Loretta, nice to see you again!
Avatar 11:46pm Callieflower:

You're welcome! I am so loving it! Def helping with my mood after last night
Avatar 11:50pm steve:

just had to pull myself back to the computer to say thank you for introducing me to Santa's Disco Band!
Avatar 11:51pm Loretta:

@Callie ~ really cute kitty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53pm efd:

ha, my pleasure steve
  11:53pm Pete:

Happy Holidays Evan! Great show!
Avatar 11:56pm Danne D:

Thanks for this wonderful Christmas Show EFD :)
Merre Merre to everyone and farewell :D
Take caer Callie and Holly :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm efd:

Thanks so much everybody, this show is always one of my favorites. Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and I'll see you on New Year's Day night for my Best Of 2013!
  Swag For Life Member 11:57pm 12539:

Thanks, and Happy Everything, efd!
Avatar 11:57pm nanantatee:

Thanks for all the awesomeness and funk, merry trexmas to you all!!!
Avatar 11:59pm slocker:

  11:59pm chudleycannons (the other David B):

Thanks for the holiday show Evan; I look forward to it every year. Hope your holiday season is wonderful.
Avatar 12:00am Callieflower:

TY Loretta! :) She's a little sweetie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02am kevin g:

Really great show (as always)!

Avatar 12:02am Callieflower:

Good night, and happy holidays, folks!
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