Does Christmas Smell Like Oranges To You?

“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. 

Christmas With The Gentlebear

The Tracklist:

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?


7 responses to “Does Christmas Smell Like Oranges To You?

  1. ha

    i like that.

    real sly.

    as for the christmas playlist.. im a fan of soulful christmas music.

  2. mmmm….nashville. mmmm….oranges.
    “when i was growing up in the projects of cajun country….” xmas smells like boudin to me.

  3. Christy M Dailey

    Elizabeth – I’ve downloaded so many of your links – thanks for this. Really amazing effort your put into this blog – love it!

  4. That NY pic is great. And a sweet mix, though I think I might just survive another minute without the Chipmunks…

  5. Happy Christmas, Gentlebear.

  6. We should start recording when I get back to New York. Can do?

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