Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Synic Selects Vol. IX - Holiday Favorites

Well gang it's that time of year again, a time for trampling over innocent people so you can get the latest Apple product, or gaming console. You're so busy pushing, shoving, and yelling that you don't even notice Mariah Carey playing over the Target speakers for the 27th time that morning. But just in case you're one of the few sane people in the world, getting your holiday shopping done from the comfort and safety of your own living room sofa, I thought I'd take the liberty of crafting a nice seasonal playlist, containing some of my personal favorites that don't get completely used and abused every December. Some of them you definitely know, and if I really buckled down I could have made this playlist 3x as long, but I didn't want to litter it with all the usual suspects. (LA Guns has a few xmas songs out there, Rob Halford of Judas Priest has 2 whole christmas records out, bands like Skid Row, Twisted Sister, FireHouse, etc have all recorded Christmas songs, and believe it or not The Offspring came out with one just this month. Don't expect to see it on this list, however. It's hot trash.) Some of my favorite heavy hitters are still on there, because, well duh, I can't make a playlist and not have AC/DC, Lzzy Hale or "Weird Al' make a cameo appearance. Let's be real here.

Anyway, if you're in the mood for some festive fun, christmas carols, holiday hits... yuletide yodels? Sorry, I'm a sucker for alliteration... Then check out the list below. I think you might be a bit surprised by some of the things I've thrown on there.

Synic Selects Vol. IX - Holiday Favorites

1. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - The Pointer Sisters

2. Little Drummer Boy - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

3. I Saw Mommy Kissin' Santa Claus - John Cougar Mellencamp

4. Run Rudolph Run - Bryan Adams

5. Santa Claus Is Back In Town - Brian Setzer Orchestra

6. Here Comes Santa Claus - Elvis Presley

7. Lonesome Christmas - B.B. King

8. Go Power At Christmas Time - James Brown

9. Back Door Santa - Clarence Carter

10. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy - Jason Segel & Jack Black

11. I Saw Three Ships - Sting

12. Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

13. The Night Santa Went Crazy - "Weird Al" Yankovic

14. Mistress For Christmas - AC/DC

15. We Three Kings - Blondie

16. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt

17. We Need A Little Christmas - Angela Lansbury

18. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Dolly Parton & Jimmy Fallon

19. A Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives

20. Magic Of Christmas Day - Dee Snider & Lzzy Hale

21. Father Christmas - The Kinks

22. I Don't Want To Fight Tonight (Merry Christmas) - The Ramones

23. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano

24. Christmas In Hollis - Run DMC

25. Let It Snow - Vaughn Monroe

Well everyone, there it is. The last Synic Selects of 2020. Thank you all for tuning in, and I'm excited for you all to see what I have in the works for Vol. X out in January 2021.

The holiday season truly is my favorite time of the year, so wherever you are, and whatever you celebrate, may you have a happy holiday, and a healthy, prosperous, and more importantly musical and Synical new year.

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