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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Replacements  Bundle Up   Options Pleased To Meet Me (deluxe edition)  Sire/Rhino  2020  CD box set  with apologies to Hank Mizell  *    
Beach Slang  Fa La Blah Blah Blah   Options   no label  2020  MP3    *   0:02:41 (Pop‑up)
William Shatner (with Elliot Easton)  Run Rudolph Run   Options Shatner Claus  Cleopatra    CD      0:04:59 (Pop‑up)
The Pacifics  It's Christmas   Options   no label    MP3      0:08:06 (Pop‑up)
JD McPherson  Bad Kid   Options Socks  New West    LP      0:09:57 (Pop‑up)
Jacques Dutronc  La Fille du Père Noël   Options Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi: Jacques Dutronc 1966-1969  Disques Vogue    LP      0:13:00 (Pop‑up)
Slade  Merry Xmas Everybody   Options   Polydor (UK)    45      0:15:37 (Pop‑up)
Cheap Trick  Come On Christmas   Options Sex America Cheap Trick  Epic/Legacy    CD box set      0:19:22 (Pop‑up)
Mike Krol  Won't Be Alone Tonight   Options V.A.: You Wish  Merge    MP3      0:21:58 (Pop‑up)
 
Poly Styrene  Black Christmas   Options   Year Zero    MP3      0:29:52 (Pop‑up)
Palmyra Delran  Coal In My Fishnet Stocking   Options   no label    MP3      0:33:14 (Pop‑up)
Coco Hames  Keep Your Christmas   Options V.A.: You Wish  Merge    MP3      0:36:18 (Pop‑up)
Attic Lights  Why Should Christmas Be So Hard?   Options A Christmas Gift For You From Elefant Records  Elefant Records    MP3      0:39:26 (Pop‑up)
Reigning Sound  If Christmas Can't Bring You Home   Options   Norton    45      0:42:39 (Pop‑up)
Saturday Looks Good To Me  This Time Every Year   Options Sound On Sound  Redder    CD      0:45:07 (Pop‑up)
The Reducers  Nothing For Christmas   Options   Rave On    45      0:47:55 (Pop‑up)
Wyldlife  Another NY Christmas (Piss The Season)   Options   Wicked Cool    45      0:52:01 (Pop‑up)
Ramones  Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)   Options Weird Tales Of The Ramones  Rhino    CD box set      0:54:59 (Pop‑up)
 
Nick Frater  Wash Your Hands Of Christmas   Options   Big Stir Records  2020  MP3    *   0:59:23 (Pop‑up)
The Angels Of Islington  We Want A Superstar For Christmas   Options   Decca (UK)    45      1:02:35 (Pop‑up)
Best Coast  Little Saint Nick   Options   Concord    MP3      1:05:46 (Pop‑up)
The Cleaners From Venus  Glammy Little Christmas   Options Rose Of The Lanes  Soft Bodies    MP3      1:08:05 (Pop‑up)
The Yule Logs  Michael And His Christmas Tree   Options Up All Night  no label    MP3  with apologies to The Equals    1:10:38 (Pop‑up)
Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire  A Quick One (Pete Townsend's Christmas)   Options Christmas 1979  Damaged Goods    LP      1:13:26 (Pop‑up)
Pilot  It's Christmas   Options   Rhino Entertainment Company    MP3      1:16:30 (Pop‑up)
The Wombles  Wombling Merry Christmas   Options The Wombles Christmas Party  Hallmark    LP      1:20:11 (Pop‑up)
 
The Cribs live on WFMU  Christmas (All Year Long)   Options         a Todd-O-Phonic Todd exclusive performance!    1:27:36 (Pop‑up)
John Cale  Child's Christmas In Wales   Options Paris 1919  Reprise    LP      1:32:14 (Pop‑up)
The Cleaners From Venus  A Kitchen Porter's Tale   Options Flowers Of December  no label  2020  MP3    *   1:36:42 (Pop‑up)
Pearl Charles and Michael Rault  Christmas Must Be Tonight   Options   Kanine Records  2020  MP3  Band cover...check out my interview with Robbie Robertson from earlier this year!  *   1:39:29 (Pop‑up)
McKinley James  Gee Whiz It's Christmas   Options   no label  2020  WAV  appearing live on the show in early 2021!  *   1:43:10 (Pop‑up)
The Sha La Das  Sha La Da La La (Christmas Time)   Options Love In The Wind  Dunham / Daptone    LP      1:45:56 (Pop‑up)
Everything But The Girl  25th December   Options Amplified Heart  Atlantic    CD      1:49:01 (Pop‑up)
The Handsome Family  So Much Wine   Options In The Air  Carrot Top Records    CD      1:53:01 (Pop‑up)
 
The Fleshtones  Hooray For Santa Claus   Options Stocking Stuffer  Yep Roc    CD      1:59:58 (Pop‑up)
Kimberley New & Lee Cave-Berry  All I Want Is You for Christmas   Options All I Want Is You 4 Christmas  no label  2020  EP    *   2:01:34 (Pop‑up)
The Yule Logs  Wrestlemania Christmas   Options You Ruined Christmas  no label    MP3      2:05:08 (Pop‑up)
Spice Girls  Christmas Wrapping   Options Goodbye  Virgin    CD single      2:08:56 (Pop‑up)
Wizzard  I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday   Options   Harvest (UK)    45      2:13:02 (Pop‑up)
Showwaddywaddy  Hey Mister Christmas   Options   Bell (UK)    45      2:17:44 (Pop‑up)
The Pipettes  Santa's On His Way   Options   Polka Dot Sounds    CD-R      2:21:19 (Pop‑up)
 
Todd Rundgren  Flappie   Options   Cleopatra Records  2020  MP3    *   2:28:47 (Pop‑up)
Telstar Ponies  I Still Believe In Christmas Trees   Options In The Space Of A Few Minutes  Fire Records    LP      2:31:57 (Pop‑up)
The Rockfield Chorale  Jingle Jangle   Options   GNP    45       
Allen Hill  I Miss You   Options   Pravda Records  2020  MP3    *   2:41:35 (Pop‑up)
Laura Cantrell  Christmas Letter Home   Options At The BBC  Shoeshine Records    CD      2:45:24 (Pop‑up)
The Raveonettes  Snowstorm   Options   Beat Dies Records  2020  MP3    *   2:50:55 (Pop‑up)
 
The Jacobites  Teenage Christmas   Options Live Europe 1995  Nibelung    MP3      2:56:16 (Pop‑up)
Pointed Sticks  Power Pop Santa   Options   La-Ti-Da    45      2:59:01 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Handy Haversack:

The Boss of Groover Present! Show us what's what!

Greetings, all!
Avatar 3:00pm Ruth Booth:

Pow Pow Pow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Chop Scott:

Coming in strong Todd!
Avatar 3:00pm Joe B:

Boss Groover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Handy Haversack:

Hope Kate's listening in the car -- she spent her HS and college years in Mpls. so I'm sure feels this one!
Avatar 3:01pm Andrew in Toronto:

Howdy there, Todd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Frank In Queens:

Here we go!
  3:01pm Listener Robert:

In the opening stanza, was that unnecessary censorship, or necessary?
  3:01pm MFlynn:

Happy Holidays Todd!
  3:02pm Monica C:

Atlantic City representing
Avatar 3:02pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Good afternoon kids!
  3:03pm kpx:

bondo bondo bundle up? Hey Todd, All.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm spodiodi:

good afternoon, TopT!
hey all!
Avatar 3:04pm RevErie:

how dee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Pedro in Arlington:

Kudos Todd on your ghostly performance on the MS Show today. And terrific interview with Chris Hillman last week. Would have noted that at the time but was listening on my phone on a ladder while cleaning the gutters.
  3:05pm Tim 07030:

Hey Todd! ‘Bundle Up’ was worth the entire price of the box set for me. And fine vocal performance last night btw!
Avatar 3:05pm JohnEBGood:

Hudson County NJ to Hudson FLA. Let the Good Times Roll. Go go go !
  3:05pm Listener Robert:

According to Genius Lyrics, yes, it was necessary censorship of "Bundle Up". I was hoping Todd was doing like "The Week In Unnecessary Censorship".
  3:06pm Tim 07030:

Hey Ruth and Joe!
  3:06pm MFlynn:

Wow! Todd where do you find this Shatner rendition? Pretty funny
Avatar 3:06pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Tim 07030: Yeah, it's pretty genius. Thanks for the kudos, Tim!
Avatar 3:08pm Ruth Booth:

Hi Tim!
  3:08pm davefromtoronto:

the shat is shameless...
  3:09pm Dennis Diken:

Go Todd! Seasons greetings all! & love to Sissophonic from Donna and me!
  3:09pm Tim 07030:

‘It’s Christmas’ may be my best Bandcamp Friday purchase of the year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Happy Holidays, gang!
Avatar 3:11pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Dennis Diken: Thanks pal! Hope to see you and Donna in not too too too distant future....
  3:12pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Merry Chistmas, Dennis, to you and Donna! Sending lots of love!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Bobby:

OUI
  3:15pm davefromtoronto:

jacques-o-dutronic jacques!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Jimmy:

Todd, happy holidays from Rochester!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Micheal:

It ain't Xmas til Slade shows up! Merry Christmas, Todd!
Avatar 3:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bo ~ yARdbiRdS ~ dutronc ~ Boowie ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Motobro:

Ho Ho Merry Moto, to one and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Alvy Singer:

Slade recorded this during the summer of '73 at the Record Plant in NYC.
  3:18pm Jett:

Merry Christmas to all! Hope everyone's Christmas and Chanukah are blessed. Hello to @Dennis Diken and @Todd-o-phonic Todd
  3:19pm Col. Bleep:

Can't someone arrange a Slade reunion?
Maybe at Monty Hall. :)
Or maybe an intimate Q&A with Noddy Holder.
  3:19pm morphe':

Simon (of all of but 9.5 y/o) catches radio phrases like a ......?????? DRAGONFLY .... ""Oh Medson ... " just now "Who wants cawwwwfffeee" "I'm wearing yer underwear!!!!" Yankee Doodle dandy from NPR about Timothy McVeigh today....????????????? Thanks TopT and all ... must cook dinner here in Madrid .... Handy - thanks for the Death Valley Girl Ref.. That was it ...
  3:20pm Jett:

It's a long way from WNYU's new afternoon show to WFMU and all in between. Hang on in there! @efd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

It's officially Christmas now that we've heard Noddy Holder's scream. I don't know if he saw his shadow, though.
Avatar 3:21pm JohnEBGood:

FMU on Mars!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Handy Haversack:

Ah, glad that was right, morph!

Hey, Lizzie!
Avatar 3:21pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Col. Bleep: Check the archives for Terre T's great interview with Noddy!
  3:21pm Dennis Diken:

Hey Jett!
  3:21pm GListener MW:

I have NEVER heard Slade’s Xmas track on the radio outside of the UK. Thank you for that! <3
  3:21pm kpx:

From one out of all, Hello Moto.
  3:22pm Victrola Tom:

Merry Christmas Toddophonic Todd and all of his faithful Tailpipers!
  3:22pm davefromtoronto:

does gg allin have a christmas song?
Avatar 3:22pm James in ATL:

Cheap Trick
..Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick
..Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick
..Cheap Trick - PowPowPow!
  3:22pm Peter:

Wasn't excited for Xmas till I heard this show.
Avatar 3:23pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

It's been a shitty year but at least we have each other....
  3:23pm Jett:

Did someone mention the Jett stalker? Hope all is great with you. @Dennis Diken 🥂
  3:23pm GListener MW:

Mike Krol! Amazing!!!
  3:24pm GListener MW:

I didn’t know Mike had done a Christmas K(a)rol
  3:25pm morphe':

Jett: = my OVER REPEATED Story: found FMU 1980-1?? looking for EFD on NYU.... I will not not Re RE RE repeat the Eagles/Hotel California part ... OOOPPPSSS!!!!!
  3:25pm Jett:

I like that jingle @Todd-o-phonic Todd
  3:25pm David in London:

Grooving here in Londinium to the cool, cool sounds that I wanna hear.
Hello all.
  3:26pm morphe':

Simon is now humming TOM o Phonic!!!
TOM o Phonic!!!
Should I correct him????
I think no.....
  3:27pm Space cowboy:

@todd and the serious jams your playing get us through
  3:27pm Jett:

@morphe' Oh you mean @Joe McG's favorite.
  3:29pm Jett:

@Todd-o-phonic Todd Do whatever floats your boat Christmas or not.
  3:29pm morphe':

Jett - I do not get the reference???? I am down with Joe McG, but truly found FMU in 1980-1 looking for Evan at NYU...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm myron feld:

Tell it, Todd!
  3:30pm Bob:

Stick to the music.
At least it's something you know about.
Avatar 3:30pm Joe B:

no snow in the forecast yet the snowflakes have arrived
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Motobro:

The will of the people?
What’s color got to do with it?
Manipulation is not good no matter where it comes from.
  3:31pm MFlynn:

Right on Todd!!!
  3:31pm Kpx:

you use a net, I just use a little spray.
  3:31pm Kpx:

you use a net, I just use a little spray.
  3:32pm Jett:

@morphe' I guess you didn't know how "Hotel California" by The Eagles is @JoeMcG 's absolute favorite! (sic)
  3:32pm kpx:

testing testing, my texts don't seem to be sending.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Handy Haversack:

Ha, good one, Joe B!
  3:33pm Jett:

@Joe B I guess we gotta deal with whatever they send us.
Avatar 3:33pm JohnEBGood:

Black is Beautiful. But black is not a color. Neither is white.
  3:34pm kpx:

ignore the double text I'm having technical difficulties .
  3:34pm Jett:

My supercool bud, Palmyra Delran!
  3:35pm medson:

Hi TPOT and everyone.
  3:36pm Hyperskee:

Love ya Todd ..my absolut fav...with Jonesy and Suzie Michael ..
Many more....but stop the liberal nonsense...I can almost bet it'll comeback to kick many of us in the ass.....the threat isn't internal ..it's our ENEMIES....frickn A ...we need a pitbull ..not a poodle...SMDH..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm Matt Clarke:

Good afternoon, Todd! Mincemeat pies are in the oven and the tunes are cranked loud.
  3:36pm morphe':

Jett - I love and respect Joe McG so I'll imagine you are joking???? If no, I will still love and respect Joe McG because we all have our "pitfalls". Bagpipes(Handy's too), Jaques Brelle, bad Nederlands Polks shite????, etc...
Avatar 3:37pm Hoboken Jack:

Pow Pow Ho Ho Pow! Hi TOPT, Ruth, Joe, Tim, Greg, Tom, Frank, Dennis, Spodi, MFlynn, Handy, Medson Man, all. Grandpa Bob, who let you on the computer again? I'll be in to change you in a second.
  3:37pm Peter:

WFMU has always been left leaning/progressive besides a few DJs & JMAM. It's good to have at least one station like that when most of radio is dominated by radical right wing people.
  3:37pm rich the greeb:

I’m sure I’m late to the party but Abbadabbadoo, great job last night!
Avatar 3:37pm elkeno:

still cannot almost fathom how Coco fits the bill with both Greg Cartwright & the New pornographers. Cool cool cool.
Avatar 3:38pm Ruth Booth:

JACK!
  3:38pm Monica C:

My sentiments exactly, Coco.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Handy Haversack:

Bagpipes are a feature, not a bug, morph!

Yo, Jack!
Avatar 3:39pm Joe B:

@Peter - yes, radio is dominated by right wing radicals, yet things are pretty mild on FMU. but a 45-second comment triggers the crybabies like Bob and hyperskee
Avatar 3:39pm Hoboken Jack:

MVP Matt, happy holidays!
  3:39pm morphe':

ps.Erratta: Handy's/Kate's Bagpipe should not be included in ironic texts. Bagpipe is a hound to be reconded with - unless there is precipitation or the barometer is heading below 1000...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Matt Clarke:

Jack!! How ya doin? Happy Holidays to you, my friend. Hope I see ya in 2021
  3:40pm morphe':

Handy - I was already correcting my mistake as you were writing...
Avatar 3:40pm Hoboken Jack:

Hyperskeevy
  3:41pm Jett:

@morphe' I think @JoeMcG is a great guy also. It's an on going joke at the station about Hotel California. I'm sure others will hip you to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Handy Haversack:

He'll always forgive you, morph. We did twice back and forth across the Pulaski Bridge today, both of us in our winter jackets. Cost us a little Michael Shelley and a little Rex, but the light and movement felt good.
Avatar 3:42pm elkeno:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Stewball:

Reigning Sound rocks!!!!
  3:43pm bob Dublon:

man are u ever correct..this is the orig drummer from the band Plasticland Fabulon Triptometer Midnight records
.that btw also contained my roommate at the time Brian Ritchie .(v femmes )your interviews are exquisite btw..give me a mailing address and I'll send you one my hand made corona19/j.hendrix ...x mas cards keep it up dude your great...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar 3:47pm Hoboken Jack:

A nice Bandcamp pickup for me was an odds and sods collection of Fred "Saturday Looks Good" Thomas.
  3:48pm Bob:

Funny, Joe B immediately fills the stereotype of a Leftist be resorting to nane calling. Well, not really resorting, because it's their go-to, 1st thing.
Eh, whatever.
Avatar 3:48pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Hoboken Jack: do you think every "odds and sods collection" is better than "Odds and Sods"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm listener 126464:

Great job last night Todd, cheers everybody!
Hello Hoboken Jack!
Avatar 3:49pm KlausVonB:

I’m late too with this, but good to see another familiar face last night w/ YLT at the Greene Space.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm listener 126464:

I think Fred Thomas is part of Failed Flowers now.
Avatar 3:50pm Joe B:

just following the lead set by your hero, the name-calling president
Avatar 3:50pm HyperDose:

Great selections today Todd! The fights are about to start, so going to have to catch the rest on the archive. Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! Turn it up!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm listener 126464:

America changed our password today.
  3:51pm johnk77:

i remember the reducers
being really good live
was that the 80s?
  3:51pm Hyperskee:

No Hoboken Jack ...not at all ....
Avatar 3:51pm Joe B:

Bob's feelings are hurt because he supports overthrowng elections and installing a dictator. Sad.
  3:51pm Listener Bop Monroe:

even tho it's not there yet, this is a GREAT first hour Mr. TOPT!!!! Rave on!
  3:52pm Hyperskee:

Difference of opinion.....but as much American 🇺🇸 as the next guy.....stop the nonsense
Avatar 3:53pm Joe B:

I agree Hyper - trump should stop the nonsense and admit he lost
Avatar 3:54pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@johnk77: I think they continued into the 90's, but the Reducers heyday such as it was came in the 80's.
  3:55pm Hyperskee:

Yes...Joe B ..enough.....but current leadership is not the answer either......sad to say
Avatar 3:55pm JohnEBGood:

Pulaski Skyway connects Newark to Jersey City. It's not the GG Bridge but it's cool.
  3:56pm Hyperskee:

Hey Joe B ...you an amazing dj ...keep up the great work ...love ya man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Handy Haversack:

I'm accomplishing nothing today! I went for a walk, fed the birds, bought some books, but I keep just listening to the tunes and staring at nothing. I guess I'm not used to having time to chill anymore!

But very glad to be doing nothing will YOU all.
  3:59pm Jett:

Did you mention Soupy? He has a cool Christmas record.
Avatar 4:00pm RobinSays:

Thanx Todd for soothing my Christmas blues by playing wonderfully witty rock 'n' roll holiday songs.
Avatar 4:01pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@RobinSays: You're welcome! @Handy Haversack: No card game?!!? What books did you buy?
  4:02pm sufferwords:

I’m a zillion percent fuck christmas but though the sun shines through my open window, Los Angeles in full weather gift mode, i’m forced to ‘shelter in place’ because all the hyper xmas people haven’t been following the protocols as strictly as I have, that said thanks Todd for your deep dive into the only part of xmas worth a shit, the boss tunes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Matt Clarke:

Todd is our superstar
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm myron feld:

Suspiciously Roy Woodian saxes in here.....
  4:06pm Dennis Diken:

Thanks for the shout out young Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Handy Haversack:

Every other week for poker, Todd! Hoping for a Boxing Day reversal after busting out last week. I was ahead, ahead, ahead ... and then behind.

Books: I decided to stock up since there's no Bandcamp Friday for Jan.!

They Will Drown in Their Mothers' Tears, by Johannes Anyuru, Saskia Vogel (Translator)
Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel, By Julian K. Jarboe
Fortuna, By Kristyn Merbeth
The City We Became, by N. K. Jemisin
Greensmith, by Aliya Whiteley
Mordew, by Alex Pheby
The Breach, by M. T. Hill
The Restraint of Beasts, by Magnus Mills
Piranesi, by
Harrow the Ninth, By Tamsyn Muir
Piranesi, By Susanna Clarke
Avatar 4:09pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Handy Haversack: All that and Slade too!
  4:11pm Peter:

Nice. These are mostly fiction Handy? Have you read the authors before? I'm upstate at my parent's place for the winter; surrounded by hundreds of dusty old out of print books that my grandparents left. Will keep me occupied.
  4:11pm Richard Whig:

digging the x-o-phonic Xmas tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Handy Haversack:

And Cleaners from Venus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Matt Clarke:

Happy Holidays Todd!
  4:13pm Richard Whig:

thanks for the shout-out Todd!
Avatar 4:13pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks Matt! Hope you and Eugene have a good one!
Avatar 4:15pm madman:

YES
Avatar 4:15pm Joe B:

Todd, did you know The Who are Joel Quenneville's favorite band?
  4:16pm kpx:

gonna jump off now, still gonna be listening. thx for the tunage.
Avatar 4:16pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

I did not Joe! Thanks for sharing the bit of info with my listeners and me. Do you know what era Who?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Frank In Queens:

@Joe B, seems like work will be picking up for you in about a month!
  4:16pm Richard Whig:

hope everyone's holidays are mighty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm efd:

This Pilot Christmas song is great, and also I'm a little mad that I didn't already know about it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Handy Haversack:

And Kate's home from band practice, yay!
Avatar 4:18pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Frank In Queens: Looking forward to the piece on listening habits of NFL Coaching Greats!
Avatar 4:18pm Joe B:

@Todd - guessing classic rock era. He apparently was moved that they chose to play behind blue eyes while playing a video montage when he returned to Chicago in January with the Panthers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm efd:

I am a big fan of the band-reworks-their-big-hit-as-a-Christmas-song genre
  4:18pm davefromtoronto:

pilot must have had bills to pay...
Avatar 4:19pm Joe B:

@efd - expecting you to be taking care of a segue with this one
Avatar 4:19pm Joe B:

@frank - time to lace 'em up!
Avatar 4:19pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@efd: Beating you to the punch like Mary Wells!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Frank In Queens:

@Joe B - Thank fuck!
Avatar 4:20pm JohnEBGood:

Everyone On The Moon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm PaulRobeson1920:

Sounding good Todd O’!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Matt Clarke:

Better Believe We Got Snow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm efd:

@Joe B you ain't heard nothing yet!
Avatar 4:22pm Joe B:

@efd - ha! hopefully the renegades are working on 13 Presents
  4:23pm Jett:

@efd referencing BTO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Matt Clarke:

O O O Ozembic
  4:24pm Victrola Tom:

Go Pack Go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm efd:

@Joe B if only!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Frank In Queens:

Tooooooonnnnnnnssssssss!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Handy Haversack:

I just described the Pilot song to Kate, and she seems dubious.

You can probably go back to Svengoolie at halftime, Todd, when the Packers are up by 35.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Frank In Queens:

Yes, I will certainly be watching. At least until Bob's show starts anyway.
Avatar 4:26pm Michael Shelley:

We're baking cookies and listening. Great show, as always!
Avatar 4:27pm Joe B:

so cool of them to record that set for you TOPT
Avatar 4:27pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Handy Haversack: You would think, but this is exactly the type of game they phone it in for and wind up in trouble.
Avatar 4:28pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: Agreed! They phoned it in but it was still great...works better for them than The Packers!
  4:29pm Victrola Tom:

No tail piping tonight!
  4:33pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Thanks sweetheart. You took me to that John Cale show for a Christmas present a few years ago. That was one great gift! Love you.
Avatar 4:34pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Sissophonic Cheryl: What a great night that was! And then we hung out with Mick Collins (and others) afterwards!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Frank In Queens:

@Cheryl, was that the BAM show? That was fantastic!
Avatar 4:34pm DjLorraine:

Thanks for saving and sharing that Cribs Live Christmas song
Avatar 4:37pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@DjLorraine: You're welcome! @Frank In Queens: Yes, BAM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Frank In Queens:

@Todd, wonderful show that was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm ChrisB.:

I'm telling you, this has been one very FMU Christmas today!
  4:43pm Christina Low:

Superb taste, that chap.
  4:44pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

@Frank In Queens, it was a magical night. All time fave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Bootsie:

I like this one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Bootsie:

I don't recall ever before hearing of The Sha La Das
  4:49pm Mr C:

Todd..I just want to wish you and Sisaphonic a safe, healthy and soul Christmas this year. Next year this time let's have love in the air and no Proud Boys anywhere. Keep on brother!
Avatar 4:50pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Bootsie: They are part of the extended Daptone Records family.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Handy Haversack:

I'm dreaming of a Christmas-o-phonic!

(I meant to post 15 mins. ago when you said you were subbing for Clay. I got distracted! But don't worry. The Sidecars are made and resting, briefly, on Michael Shelley Show Coasters!)
Avatar 4:51pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Mr C: Right back at you Joe and I like the way you think!!!
  4:51pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Right back to you, Mr C!
  4:52pm Anthony S.:

My favorite Xmas song EVER. Thanks Todd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm patrick321:

Such a beautiful song. Tracey does this one by herself on Tinsel and Lights. Has a very different flavor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Matt Clarke:

Great show, Todd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Bootsie:

Thanks Todd!
  4:57pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

Between last night w YLT & today’s show, I feel like the seasonal spirit has been resurrected for me. Both welcome & bright lights in the midst of all the rest. Grazie, grazie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, wishes for peaceful days and warm hearts sent your way, Dungaroos K, from both of us up here in Greenpoint. Hell, from the dog, too. I'm sure he'd send them if he knew you!
Avatar 5:00pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Dungaroos Kipawah: The socks are in the mail!
  5:01pm Jett:

Hello, Merry Christmas to you. @DjLorraine. 🎅
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Chop Scott:

Cheers DK & All!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Stewball:

Stocking Stuffer and Christmas 1979 are two of my favorite xmas albums...both made it on this show tonight :) You rule Todd..
  5:02pm pgalub:

Hello Todd and everyone! Yay Kimberley Rew!
  5:03pm davefromtoronto:

aren't there any christmas rawk tunes that are trashing the season?
i don't want nativity i want negativity!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

Wailers Don’t Believe in Christmas is one for the party poopers!
  5:06pm Jett:

Honky Tonk Man or the Unpredictable Johnny Rodz or maybe Baron Michel Scicluna.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

Ooops! Sonics D’uh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm Matt Clarke:

Eugene just tombstoned a mince pie, Todd
  5:08pm Jett:

Alberto Del Rio
Avatar 5:08pm Fredericks:

Is The Waiting about waiting for Santa?
  5:09pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Almost sounds like "Pennsylvania Christmas"
  5:09pm davefromtoronto:

i know tiny tim did one that even i disapprove of...
  5:09pm Jett:

I'll take the Waitresses over the Spice Girls every time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm listener 126464:

what I want, what I really really want for christmas
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Frank In Queens:

I'll take death....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm efd:

anything that gets Chris Butler paid is okay in my book!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Bootsie:

This displeases me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Matt Clarke:

Eugene says thank you for the Spice, Todd
  Swag For Life Member 5:11pm SammyC:

I think Michael Shelly said it best
  5:11pm sufferwords:

sorry - getting off on Spice Girls
  5:11pm ?:

Geri H. is now known as Old Spice.
  5:11pm davefromtoronto:

wow - just when i thought i couldn't hate christmas any more...
  5:11pm bob Dublon:

Im also a green bay fan....milwaukee raised
678 368 1822 ..you can text message
  5:11pm Gerry from Miami:

@davefromtoronto. Yes, indeed, gg allin has a wonderfully profane version of "The 12 Days of Christmas." Catch it on YouTube.
  Swag For Life Member 5:11pm SammyC:

there are no covers that are equal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm Frank In Queens:

Cheers Dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm Matt Clarke:

YAY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Spicy! 🌶️
  5:13pm Jett:

Some nice Roy Wood cheer! 🥂
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm Corey:

Hello Todd and listeners! Late to the party, but made it in time for the Spice Girls!
  5:15pm Jett:

If he starts running out, he'll slip in Ray Conniff or Mitch Miller.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Handy Haversack:

Your luck is strong, Corey!
  5:15pm Gerry from Miami:

TOPT, Roy Wood and Wizzard should have been massive, just like his previous band, the Move. Pop music just ain't fair!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Matt Clarke:

We should be so lucky, Jett
Avatar 5:16pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gerry from Miami: They were pretty massive in the UK for a bit...
  5:18pm davefromtoronto:

gerry - thanks! it's just the remedy i need for all this christmas cheer! bah humbug to all!
  5:19pm Bambi Kino HQ:

We did a show with Showwaddywaddy once. Very nice fellows.
  5:20pm davefromtoronto:

back at ya frank if that was to me!
Avatar 5:20pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Bambi Kino HQ: "We" being Bambi Kino?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm Corey:

@Handy Indeed!
  5:21pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Oui
  5:22pm taryninstereo:

I looooove The Pipettes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Micheal:

The Pipettes would give Santa a heart attack.
Avatar 5:24pm Scott67:

G'day Todd & party goers.
Sending you all a sunny Sunday morning from Oz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm Matt Clarke:

RIP Pianist Envy. We both had a ginger, didn't we Todd?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm Handy Haversack:

Speaking as the ether -- it lands, Todd. It lands. Thank YOU.
  5:28pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

@Handy: you two too—hope to finally see yr smiling faces in 2021 & not just on the message boards. All best to you & Kate

@Todd: bless your heart, I will rock them proudly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm Stewball:

well said...merry xmas,,ty
Avatar 5:29pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Matt Clarke: Yes we did. And you know what? It was terrific.
  5:29pm Par Ubi ⑲:

Hey everyone, hi Todd
  5:29pm BillDolanBDC:

Best. Christmas. Show. Ever. Thanks Todd. XO.
Avatar 5:29pm KlausVonB:

Todd is still God
  5:29pm Jett:

Ulti-met-lee qualified Toddophonic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Handy Haversack:

It's plan, DK!
Avatar 5:29pm Scott67:

Thank you Todd & WFMU crew ♡♡
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Bootsie:

What the hell?? :-D
  5:31pm Jett:

It's a long way from "Open My Eyes"
  5:31pm Christina Low:

I called the end of the song after the first verse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Corey:

Thank you TOPT and WFMU. There when we needed you the most. Clutch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm chresti:

Sneezin's greetings, Todd and company!
Avatar 5:33pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Christina Low: Congratulations! As a result of your excellent sleuthing you have just won a free download of "Flappie"!
  5:33pm clarke:

happy hollerdaze from rainy new orleans! watching my lsu tigers play ole miss, so just stopping thru at halftime, here. carry on carry on, sir(s).
Avatar 5:34pm DjLorraine:

Holiday best to you @Jett
I was just going to awkwardly gush about hearing and joining WFMU. It is a vast and helpful gift on so many levels. Stay safe
  5:34pm Jett:

I guess it doesn't get much better that that @Christina Low
  5:34pm Rachel Bo Bachel:

Just made it!! You are the kids’ bath time soundtrack Todd!!
Avatar 5:35pm DjLorraine:

Pretenders!
  5:35pm Wfmu listener paul:

@Todd merry Christmas and keep what you are doing to keep us sane in a insane world
Avatar 5:35pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Rachel! I hope you and your family had a great Hanukkah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Handy Haversack:

Rache! Glad you didn't miss Spice Girls!
  5:36pm Christina Low:

One of the best Christmas songs. Could almost be shoegaze.
  5:39pm Rachel Bo Bachel:

Todd we actually did- it was the first year in as long as I can remember that Josh (husband) was home all 8 nights- he usually travels a lot. How about you? Handy Spice girls???
  5:40pm Rachel Bo Bachel:

Omg Todd Rose just goes “how does he know we’re in the bath??” Lolol
Avatar 5:40pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Rachel Bo Bachel: The highlight of Hanukkah was the Yo La Tengo after Hanukkah stream!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Corey:

Todd, you brought your A game for your guest appearance last night.
Avatar 5:45pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks @Corey. I work with what I got!
  5:45pm Rachel Bo Bachel:

Todd I missed it :( I am so bad w/ this technology/virtual reality aspect of the Covid era... with the exception of the accu of course!!! I will just have to see you there IRL next Hanukkah! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm listener 126464:

Laura Cantrell just released first song from Indiegogo campaign.
Avatar 5:47pm elkeno:

Todd thanks for great xmas show. "We'll muddle through somehow". Onward to 2021, keep fighting
  5:47pm GListener MW:

Laura Cantrell. <3
  5:48pm Rachel Bo Bachel:

Handy I DO miss the party girls tho :/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Ken From Hyde Park:

All hail the great Laura Cantrell!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Handy Haversack:

Don't miss the Party Girls!
  5:50pm MFlynn:

Love to hear anything from Laura Cantrell
Avatar 5:50pm Fredericks:

This Laura Cantrell is fantastic. I never heard it before. It's going on my next Christmas compilation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm McGroovey:

I lost track of time. What'd I miss?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Todd! The ether thanks you all for being there and for doing that!

Be well, all the other Groovers. Catch youse later on.
Avatar 5:52pm JohnEBGood:

Love Christie and The Pretenders, They kind of came out of nowhere when I was college in 1979. Merry Christmas to Akron the great state of Ohio ; )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm McGroovey:

I'm going to try to get away with replaying this show on repeat on XMas day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Handy Haversack:

Ha, the perfect crime, McGroovey!
Avatar 5:54pm DjLorraine:

Laura Cantrell was nice
Avatar 5:54pm Hoboken Jack:

Back on the computer hellos to Cheryl, EFD, Michael, McGroove, Fredericks, HP Ken, Pete, 126464!
  5:56pm Victrola Tom:

Recently heard The Christmas Song by the Raveonettes on Little Stevens channel: Of course TOPT played the better tune!
  5:56pm Dennis Diken:

That show was much too much! Merry Christmas & happy holidays to all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm McGroovey:

I smell food cooking in the kitchen. My kids won't eat my cooking anymore, because it's too good. I eat theirs. ****ing kids. You know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Gaylord Fields:

Great show, Todd! Happy holidays to you and to Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Corey:

Thanks TOPT and skeletons for bringing us today's show! My kind of holiday spirit. Take care all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm listener 126464:

Thank you Todd, thank you Ruth! Cheers Jack!
  5:57pm Victrola Tom:

Awesome show! I’m finally in the Christmas spirit!!!
  5:57pm Rachel Bo Bachel:

Dennis Diken! Happy holidays!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Todd. Have a good evening, Jack (and all!). Thanks, Ruth!
Avatar 5:57pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks everyone! Please stay safe for the holidays!
  5:58pm Rachel Bo Bachel:

Xo Todd thanks for all you do!! Happy Goyish Hanukkah!! ;D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm McGroovey:

I EAT WHAT THEY COOK, EVEN WHEN IT KINDA SUCKS!

Thanks Todd, Ruth.

Staty warm all yous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Frank In Queens:

Thanks Todd! You too!
  5:58pm Dennis Diken:

You too Rachel!
  5:58pm MFlynn:

Thank you Todd! That was fantastic! Looking forward to your Tues night and Christmas Day shows.
Avatar 5:58pm Hoboken Jack:

Thanks TOPT and Ruth! To all who celebrate, merry merry!
  5:59pm andrewb:

How soon can I start the archive of this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Matt Clarke:

Happy Christmas to all! thanks Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Wake 'n' Bake on Thursday. Always remember!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm spodiodi:

thanks, Todd!
Avatar 6:01pm Joe B:

thanks Todd!
  6:01pm morphe':

thanks Todd and all..!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm listener 126464:

Taking Care of Christmas sneak peek.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm efd:

come back Wednesday night to hear the whole thing!
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