Cynical At Christmas Mix
A mix for people who don't enjoy Yule/Christmas/Solstice/etc.
THIS IS *NOT* SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN, and NOT SAFE FOR WORK. (Due to Beans on Toast, Tales from the Crypt, Tiny Tim, Zoogz Rift and Allen Ginsberg).
However, it's not all cynical, and it's not 'anti-Christmas' - just a different take for people who are sick of schmaltzy, repetitive, moronic Christmas songs.
More Christmas and Winter mixes will be posted soon - they will also be minus cheap sentiment and mindless resurrection of Victorian/Edwardian carols.
I didn't use Slow Moving Millie's 'controversial' cover of the The Smith's 'Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want' because I like Clayhill's version better. Also, nobody seemed to cause a fuss about Clayhill when they did it 4 years ago. (It is from the 'This is England' soundtrack - they do a lot of fantastic tracks for Shane Meadows films.)
And Half Man Half Biscuit's 'It's Cliched to be Cynical at Christmas' *IS* the best Christmas song ever.
- John Prine - Christmas in Prison
- Tom Waits - Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
- Johnny Dowd - Christmas is Just Another Day
- Baby Bird - Planecrash Xmas
- William Shatner - It Hasn't Happened Yet
- Alan Vega - No More Christmas Blues
- Beans on Toast - Christmas at Tesco
- Allen Ginsberg - Come Back Christmas
- Sparks - Thank God It's Not Christmas
- Tales from the Crypt (Jack Khalir) - Juggle Bills
- DJ John - The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown
- Monster Magnet - Dead Christmas
- King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas
- The Fall - No Xmas for John Quays
- James Chance - Christmas with Satan
- Krzysztof Komeda - Christmas (from Rosemary's Baby OST)
- Zoogz Rift - Santa's On A Diet
- Rocket 455 - Santa Ain't Coming For Christmas
- Tiny Tim - Santa Claus Has Got The Aids This Year
- Henry Rollins - Twas The Night Before Christmas
- John Baker (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) - Christmas Commercial
- Clayhill - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
- Half Man Half Biscuit - It's Cliched to be Cynical at Christmas