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Options December 22, 2018: Really The Best Christmas Show Ever

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Artist Track Approx. start time
John Cale  A Child's Christmas In Wales   Options 0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bee Gees  Come Some Christmas Eve or Halloween   Options 0:03:26 (Pop‑up)
Attic Lights  Why Should Christmas Be So Hard?   Options 0:06:20 (Pop‑up)
Big Star  Jesus Christ   Options 0:09:28 (Pop‑up)
The Pretenders  2000 Miles   Options 0:12:10 (Pop‑up)
Tralala  Christmas Never Comes (When You're Alone)   Options 0:15:50 (Pop‑up)
The Majority  All Our Christmases   Options 0:20:01 (Pop‑up)
Mott The Hoople  Death May Be Your Santa Claus   Options 0:25:29 (Pop‑up)
Wyldlife  Piss The Season   Options 0:28:56 (Pop‑up)
Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire  A Quick One (Pete Townsend's Christmas)   Options 0:31:54 (Pop‑up)
The Yule Logs  Michael And The Christmas Tree   Options 0:34:53 (Pop‑up)
Redd Kross  Super Sunny Christmas   Options 0:37:43 (Pop‑up)
The Pandamonium  No Presents For Me   Options 0:41:23 (Pop‑up)
Nat Brower  Christmas Party   Options 0:44:16 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Rock N Roll Santa   Options 0:47:01 (Pop‑up)
The Descendents  Christmas Vacation   Options 0:50:28 (Pop‑up)
The Minus 5  When Christmas Hurts You This Way   Options 0:55:36 (Pop‑up)
Old 97's  Christmas Is Coming   Options 0:57:58 (Pop‑up)
Bucks Owens and His Buckaroos  Blue Christmas Lights   Options 1:01:30 (Pop‑up)
Darlene Love  Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)   Options 1:05:31 (Pop‑up)
The Hives & Cyndi Lauper  A Christmas Duel   Options 1:07:26 (Pop‑up)
The Orchids  Mr. Scrooge   Options 1:12:27 (Pop‑up)
The Raveonettes  The Christmas Song   Options 1:14:32 (Pop‑up)
Fountains Of Wayne  The Man In The Santa Suit   Options 1:17:21 (Pop‑up)
Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers  Dig That Crazy Santa Claus   Options 1:21:33 (Pop‑up)
The Penguins  Jingle Jangle   Options 1:23:48 (Pop‑up)
The Qualities  It's Christmas Time   Options 1:27:01 (Pop‑up)
Jackson Trio  Jingle Bell Hop   Options 1:28:54 (Pop‑up)
The Marshalls  Mr. Santa's Boogie   Options 1:31:23 (Pop‑up)
Hank Ballard and The Midnighters   Christmas Time For Everyone But Me   Options 1:34:01 (Pop‑up)
Nathaniel Mayer  Mr. Santa Claus   Options 1:37:01 (Pop‑up)
Slade  Merry Xmas Everybody   Options 1:40:41 (Pop‑up)
Cheap Trick  Merry Christmas Darlings   Options 1:45:05 (Pop‑up)
Wizzard  I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday   Options 1:48:45 (Pop‑up)
The Donnas  Up On The Housetop   Options 1:52:03 (Pop‑up)
Canned Heat & The Chipmunks  The Chipmunk Song   Options 1:54:26 (Pop‑up)
JD McPherson  Santa's Got A Mean Machine   Options 1:57:03 (Pop‑up)
T. Rex  Christmas Bop   Options 1:59:49 (Pop‑up)
The Yobs  Another Christmas   Options 2:03:13 (Pop‑up)
Reigning Sound  If Christmas Can't Bring You Home   Options 2:07:24 (Pop‑up)
The Everly Brothers  Christmas Eve Can Kill You   Options 2:09:27 (Pop‑up)
The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl  Fairytale Of New York   Options 2:12:15 (Pop‑up)
Specters Of The Erie Cut  Holiday Spider   Options 2:16:49 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse  Star of Bethlehem   Options 2:21:47 (Pop‑up)
Bubble & Squeak  The Christmas Stick   Options 2:24:17 (Pop‑up)
The Orchids  Christmas Is The Time To Be With Your Baby   Options 2:27:37 (Pop‑up)
Chris Stamey  Christmas Time   Options 2:31:04 (Pop‑up)
Tom Waits  Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis   Options 2:35:14 (Pop‑up)
The Handsome Family  So Much Wine   Options 2:39:12 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  Rosie Won’t You Please Come Home   Options 2:43:10 (Pop‑up)
Elliott Murphy  Hometown   Options 2:45:23 (Pop‑up)
Bobby The Poet  White Christmas (3 O'clock Weather Report)   Options 2:50:46 (Pop‑up)
Gary (U.S.) Bonds  Call Me For Christmas   Options 2:54:17 (Pop‑up)
The Pacifics  It's Christmas   Options 2:54:52 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 3:01pm JakeGould:

Ho! Ho! Ho! Todd!
Avatar 3:03pm Lupek:

Merry Christmas
  3:03pm Cooh John:

You sleigh me.
  3:04pm MFlynn:

Merry Christmas Everyone!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Hi Todd o phonic Todd! Hello everyone! Merry Christmas!
Avatar 3:13pm Hoboken Jack:

Yo ho ho all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm charbird:

Charlie here from CA, Happy Holidays to TOPT and his millions of listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Ho ho ho!
Pow pow pow!
Avatar 3:16pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Happy Holidays Everyone!
  3:18pm Corey:

Happy holidays all! Headed down to see the in-laws in southwest Michigan. Best holiday driving music on the airwaves
Avatar 3:19pm JakeGould:

Full moon tonight, baby!
Avatar 3:20pm Sean B.:

Nice!. Merry times to all!.
Avatar 3:22pm On the Yazoo:

I'm late... but I made it.

Merry Christmas to all
Avatar 3:35pm Joe B:

merry x-mess Todd and everyone!

todd, you going to ronnie spector tonight?
Avatar 3:37pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: Maybe tomorrow night. Playing records at a benefit over at Coney Island Baby tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Matt in Nebraska:

This is awesome!!!
  3:42pm ratso:

Happy Christmas, TOPT and everyone! Rocking me through the Christmas preparations!
  3:44pm sufferwords:

Red Cross(sic) wins again
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Todd-o-Phonic Todd, not trying to be a nuisance, I swear, but I do recall when you were filling in for Clay on Wake n Bake your telling me if I show up today you WILL play the Pogues "Fairytale to New York". Guess what? I'm here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Ratso!!! Hi buddy!
Avatar 3:48pm Marc Francis:

That Pandamonium song was a CHUUUUUUUUNE.
  3:53pm clarke:

'lo all!! jacob marley's ghost just visited on cape cod. along with the ghost of xmas pants.
  3:54pm ratso:

Boods! Hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Hey Ratso! Today's the first day I'm feeling pretty good! I hope it stays this way.
  3:58pm MFlynn:

Wow - Love this Minus 5 song.
Avatar 3:59pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@MFlynn: features former guests of the show The Posies
  3:59pm ratso:

Thank dog you’re bringing it down. I was getting too happy.
Avatar 4:00pm Hoboken Jack:

Hoboken Jack traffic update: There's a 10 minute backup on the BQE. Now back to your regularly scheduled rock and roll
  4:00pm MFlynn:

I’ll hunt that down on archive!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Mike Sin:

Happy Xmas everyone! Listening to the show live and loud while drinking boozed-up almond-nog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Ooh Almond Nog?!
  4:02pm clarke:

always SO progressive!!
Avatar 4:02pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Mike Sin: Great job with The Elevator Operators last night!
  4:06pm clarke:

who's wearin' the santa pants, now!?!
  4:09pm clarke:

pow pow pow!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm Buddha of Suburbia:

I better get going. Will be listening to the tunes while cleaning! Take care! Merry Christmas! Happy Festivus! Happy Kwanzai! Bye bye folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm suzyhotrod:

Darlene! Favorite Christmas song! We're going to see her tonight. Can't wait to watch all of her Letterman appearances as is my Xmas eve tradition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy First Full Day of Winter, Buddha. Stay well!
  4:10pm clarke:

i gotta git back to the bob cratchett shift, myself....
  4:12pm scott:

got any Max Stalling 'Fantasy Dinner'?
  4:15pm scott:

Please play Bernie's/Elton's 'Border Song' for Mr. Trump
Avatar 4:25pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Anybody watching "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians" this year?
  4:28pm MFlynn:

Sounds like a film a should see!
  4:28pm sufferwords:

living S Clause v Martians
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm ChrisB.:

@ToPT: Watching it? With all my in-laws coming, I'm living it!
  4:33pm battleaxe:

Yes! I love documentaries.
Avatar 4:35pm JakeGould:

@Todd: Is “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” good? Or is it just painful? I mean I gotta get a laugh out of that if I watch it, right?
  4:36pm Cooh John:

I second Buddha's request. Fairy Tale of New York has been in my head all week.
Avatar 4:36pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@JakeGould: I think you would enjoy it for one reason or another.
  4:37pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

That Jackson Trio cut is my
favorite all time Xmas cut—that guy wailing on the sax sounds like a musical smile
Avatar 4:43pm JakeGould:

@Todd: Good enough for me! Finished watching Godard’s “Contempt” last night and between endless shots of Bridgette Bardot’s butt and Jack Palance doing things, I was happy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm listener 126464:

Slade makes it official
Avatar 4:48pm Sean B.:

Kicken hetr up 2 notches with every Set man!.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm charbird:

@Todd: I’ll talk to you no matter what you play!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm patrick321:

it's a merry rockin' xmas with slade
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I like the movie Botte di Natale starring Bud Spencer and Terence Hill.
  5:08pm Peter from Dover NJ:

I have genuine difficulty listening to all the fake Christmas jollity.

Thank you Todd-o-phonic Todd for bringing with cool music.
Avatar 5:09pm elkeno:

Avatar 5:10pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Peter from Dover NJ: The next song is definitely for you then!
  5:12pm MFlynn:

Great Everlys tune!! Thanks Todd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Buddha! Get in here!
  5:16pm ratso:

Yes! Boooods!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Thanks Todd-o-Phonic! I'm literally teary! But this song always makes me teary. THANK YOU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Thank you for pulling me away from my computer Ratso.
Avatar 5:18pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

You're welcome Buddha. I would never not play this on an Xmas show.
  5:19pm eraq193:

Shane McGowan and The Popes ..Christmas Lullaby,the other best Christmas song ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm Buddha of Suburbia:

I've been trying to get Clay to play it for weeks. Just ask Ken from Hyde Park and Ratso. Lovely song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm Buddha of Suburbia:

eraq193, "Pogues"
  5:19pm Tennessee Jeb:

Great listening!
  5:20pm fredr:

Very nice show Todd! FMU is slowly becoming the go to radio spot for great alternative Christmas music. Thanks!
  5:23pm Cooh John:

Thanks for the Fairy Tale, TOPT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Oops. eraq193, apologies, I thought you were mispronouncing the Pogues, but you had it right the first time. You were just talking about another band.
  5:26pm ashley morey:

I've had this song on repeat over the past few weeks too! We've been on the same Neil Young brainwave recently! Great song
Avatar 5:27pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@ashely morey: You know what they say about great minds!
  5:30pm ratso:

Todd, Chris Stamey Xmas vibes in there somewhere?
  5:32pm ratso:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Tommy in Neversink:

I've been waiting for some Waits
  5:40pm Motobro:

Yo Ho Ho, Todd, Buddha, Ken FHP, Ratso ya rat bastid.

Avatar 5:42pm Andrew in Etobicoke:

Merry Christmas everybody.
  5:43pm ashley morey:

This show has been the perfect soundtrack to wrapping Justin's Christmas presents. (Spoiler alert: they're all coal)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm Tommy in Neversink:

On a scale of 1 to 10 this show was a 12
  5:45pm Corey:

Christmas in all its glory and gory
  5:47pm listener monica:

love it!
  5:51pm sufferwords:

way to summate a certain confused mentality it seems many of us share about yule days -my sediments eggsactly
Avatar 5:51pm Andrew in Etobicoke:

Let`s never forget Elliott Murphy is out there in France somewhere.
  5:51pm Sean B.:

I hope you recieved that gift i sent you. There is only one in existance bud!.
  5:51pm Motobro:

Another great Saturday afternoon, thank you Todd.

Glad to hear your feleling better Buddha.

Avatar 5:52pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Andrew in Etobicoke: Elliott's output was somewhat erratic but his best stuff is really top notch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm steveo:

Super show. Had some regular people over earlier and even they liked it. Merry Xmas.
  5:56pm MFlynn:

Todd, I don’t know where you find all this great stuff. Thanks again and have a super holiday!
  5:57pm Corey:

Great great show! Perfectly snapshot of this confusing season. Thanks Todd!
Avatar 5:57pm Michael Shelley:

Great show! The whole family agrees!
Avatar 5:58pm Andrew in Etobicoke:

Awesome show Todd!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm SadSackSuperman:

Thank you, Todd, for Bringing the Cheer! Wishing you & yours only the best!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm patrick321:

What a great show! Thanks Todd.
  6:00pm Motobro:

Oh yes, least I forget to wish a Merry Christmas to all youse TOPT show fans and Todd.

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