Winter Revolution: A Holiday Playlist for the Rest of Us

5 12 2010

12. Donny Hathaway – “This Christmas”

Why it’s on the list… This is one of the few songs on the average Christmas playlist that I might actually look forward to. (This and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.”) It’s got such a funky groove. It’s been covered a whole lot, but most other versions don’t even hold a candle to the original.

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8 12 2010
candyce

Great playlist! And I agree that the “Praise Santa” segment from Boondocks is pretty great! “Revolution” as a Christmas selection is a great idea, too…

I’d throw in some classics like “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” (simple yet profound) and “O Holy Night” (bit of abolitionist commentary).

I’ve been listening to a classical rendition (from the London Philharmonic) of Messiah over the last few holiday seasons. There’s some good stuff that Jones didn’t include. I had “Thou shalt break them” (from Ps. 2, follows the verses sung in “Why do the nations rage…”) stuck in my head last week. And of course, there’s the famous “Hallelujah Chorus”: “The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ…” Hallelujah, indeed…

Have you heard Beck’s “Little Drum Machine Boy”? Hilarious and fun. 🙂

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