Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Holiday Modern Rock Mix

Much to the chagrin of anyone who's lived with me between Thanksgiving and Christmas, my tolerance for Christmas music is high. Very, very high. For the past 5 years or so, I have happily listened to 3 albums for all of December: White Christmas by Bing Crosby, When My Heart Finds Christmas by Harry Connick, Jr., and Handel's Messiah. I'll pop them into the CD player and listen to them over, and over, and over again.

It puts me in the Christmas mood, but perhaps not those forced to listen along with me. But this year, there's a compromise! I just found out that the very best radio station of all time (Internet or otherwise), woxy.com, has a Holiday Mixer of Modern Rock! Just today I've already heard "Fairytale in New York" and many traditional Christmas songs sung by bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Yo La Tengo, Badly Drawn Boy, and even classics from Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, among others. It's fabulous!

They do warn you that there's only a few hundred hours of music in the mix, so if you listen to it frequently you may hear some repeats. Please! My former Christmas collection repeatedly hourly. Bring it on! I'm still holding out for some Bing, though. And--dare I hope for The Chipmunks? One can dream...


Shiv said...

I *almost* put in a Chipmunks track, but so far they are not represented in the mixer. :-) There is a remixed Bing tune in the mix I believe. Glad you're enjoying it.

Tomorrow we're going to debut Aimee Mann's recent Christmas concert from San Francisco. It will air on the Holiday Mixer @ 3pm eastern.


M. Lubbers said...

Um, did Shiv actually post a comment on my blog? The SHIV?!?

I think I'm hyperventilating. I'm printing out this comments page so I can frame it right now!

Amy said...

Wait, what? At Labor Day, you were moaning about how WOXY was going under. And yet, I can't seem to find any post about the magical resurrection of said station. Come on — you know I depend on you for all my WOXY news!

Since I can't find the Christmas mix I made for myself last year (Read: I'm too lazy to root around for it in my messy apartment), I'll be forced to tune in today and tomorrow. (Note: My mix does include the Chipmunks, so nyah!)