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:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- The Drive/Kingston
- Power 97/Winnipeg (Sunday nights at 11)
- 98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- The Fox/Vancouver
- Live 105/Halifax
- NEW! WAPS/WKTL The Summit/Arkon, Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown
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.