The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 806: The 24th Annual Christmas Show

Tired of all the syrupy, sappy Christmas music you’ve been hearing in stores, offices and restaurants? Looking for something more than the stuff those radio stations who play Christmas music 24/7 this time of year? Then gather around, children. Uncle Alan is here with the annual Ongoing History Christmas Special, 60 minutes of some of the most non-traditional holiday music you will hear anywhere on the planet.

Songs on this show:

Bros, It’s Christmas Day

NOFX, Xmas Has Been X’ed

Parkdale Hookers, Have a Parkdale Hookers Christmas Time

Billy Childish and the Musicians of the British Empire, Santa Claus

White Town, Why I Hate Christmas

Spook School, Someone to Spend Christmas With

Psychostick, Holiday Hate

Jeremy Lister, Santa’s Lost His Mojo

Sonny Eriksson, Ghost of Christmas Future

TV Smith, Xmas Bloody Xmas

Echosmith, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Tom Waits, Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis

Henry Rollins, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Need a playlist? Eric Wilhite has done it for you.

Don’t forget that you can get the podcast version of this podcast through iTunes or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

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

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, 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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