Ongoing History of New Music

The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 772: The Annual Christmas Show

For the last 20-plus seasons, the last Ongoing History show before the Christmas break has been devoted to playing seasonal music that’s definitely not traditional. Why break the streak?

Songs on this week’s show:

Phoenix feat. Bill Murray, Alone on Christmas Day

LCD Soundsystem, Christmas Will Break Your Heart

Sloan, December 25

She & Him, Run Rudolf Run

Xmas Massacre, Here Comes Santa

The Snots!, Silent Night

Reggie and The Full Effect, Little Black Metal Drummer Boy

Japandroids, Red & Green

Mevvy, A Very Mevvy Christmas

The Yobs, Yobs and 45

Fucked Up and Friends, Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Henry Rollins, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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7 thoughts on “The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 772: The Annual Christmas Show

  • I’m in Regina! I don’t know what kind of an audience we’d have here, I listen to it with my wife and kids as often as possible using the app for the edge at the moment.

  • Where can I find the Japandroids, Red & Green??? So good. Love this Christmas special. Happy holidays!

    • The band sent it to me. It should be available on iTunes. If not, it’s on YouTube.

  • hi alan, long time listener in saskatoon. unfortunately i have to stream to hear your show, which i totally dont mind doing, but it would be nice if rock 102 would pick you up.

    • It sure would. We’ll target them. Meanwhile, it would be a great help if you emailed the program director and asked him to carry the show.

      • no problem, sent an email !


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