1. Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht- Ponderstone
2. Elvis Herod's Christmas Treat (edit)- Elvis Herod
3. Last Christmas- Eaters
4. Santa Dog- The Residents
5. Psycho- Thirsty Dave's Western Caravan
6. Santa Came on a Nuclear Missle- Heather Noel
7. Flying Machine (for Christmas)- Flo Price
8. The Night Before Xmas- Andre Williams
9. Snowflakes and Frozen Lakes- Baby Pac Man
10. Merry Christmas- Glass Boy
11. Groovy Christmas- The Groove Academy
12. Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Joseph Spence
13. Spiritual March- Delphine Dora
14. In Exelsior Vaginalistic- The Flaming Lips
15. The Meaning of Christmas- Ergo Phizmiz
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Well, I've put together the most demented Christmas music podcast for all you kids on Santa's naughty list and Satan's honor roll. At times you may find that listening to this episode is like wearing a bad Christmas sweater. At times it may seem like there's something stronger than rum in the eggnog this year. A number of tracks come courtesy of the Free Music Archive, including Ponderstone, Elvis Herod, Eaters, Glass Boy, Delphine Dora, and Ergo Phizmiz. "Santa Dog" was the Residents' 1st single, released in 1972 and reportedly sent as a Christmas present to Richard Nixon. "Psycho" is a Christmas twist on the sick and brilliant Leon Payne ballad, which you might know from Elvis Costello's cover. "Santa Came on a Nuclear Missle" is one of the more infamous products of American Song Poems, a business that turned amateur songwriter's lyrics into studio-produced pop gems. (Not the most infamous, though. That title would have to belong to John Trubee.) The sci-fi cheese of Flo Price's "Flying Machine" and the saccharine song from the Baby Pac Man book come via the great collector of weird holiday records, Andy Cirzan. If you liked this episode, you'll want to check out his yearly compilations. Andre Williams is doing his usual thing, giving us an X-rated Xmas tale, while the Groove Academy provides pure Afrobeat bliss. Bahamian folk guitarist Joseph Spence delivers an incomprehensible version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and The Flaming Lips finally take Santa's nuclear sled into space with a chilly tune from Christmas on Mars.
Merry Christmas, Space Cadets!