“Does Christmas smell like oranges to you?” This is a question posed by replacement party candidate Hal Philip Walker, in Robert Altman’s Nashville, possibly my favorite film ever. Yes, I know it’s just campaign rhetoric, but Christmas has always smelled like oranges to me.
It’s that time of year, when folks dress up like eskimos and get real drunk- so please drink a cup of kindness and enjoy this Gentlebear Christmas mix.
Ave Maria/The Story of Christmas -Tomita, Charlie Brown, and Linus
Purple Snowflakes- Marvin Gaye
Grandma’s Homemade Christmas Card/ If We Make It Through December- Merle Haggard
Stevie Wonder Greeting/Someday At Christmas- Stevie Wonder
Black Christmas- Harlem Children’s Choir
Deck Five- Saturday’s Children
7 O’Clock News- Simon & Garfunkel
The Man With All The Toys- Beach Boys
The Christmas Song- Alvin & The Chipmunks
Hard Candy Christmas- Dolly Parton
River (live)- Joni Mitchell
Skating- Vince Guaraldi
It Won’t Seem Like Christmas- Loretta Lynn
Fairytale of New York- The Pogues w/ Kirsty MacColl
Christmas Is For Losers- Mike Nicolai
We Wish You A Merry Christmas- Jackson 5
Joy To The World- John Fahey
Do You Hear What I Hear- Gladys Knight & The Pips
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy- David Bowie & Bing Crosby
Auld Lang Syne/Beach Boys Message- Beach Boys
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve- Mary Margaret O’Hara
Someday I’ll get around to recording this album with my friend Celeste, but isn’t the cover sweet?