The Santaland Diaries; the Dark Side of Christmas

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for December 21, 2019
Hour 1: The Santaland Diaries

We begin with “The Santaland Diaries” by David Sedaris.

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for December 21, 2019
Hour 2: The Dark Side of Christmas!

First Set

The Jay Ungar / Molly Mason Band, “A Roving on a Winter’s Night,” A Fiddler’s Holiday, 2:28 Rounder

The Pines, “Song for a Winter’s Night,” Christmas on the Lam and Other Songs from the Season, 4:10 Red House Records

Peter Mulvey, “River,” Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration, 3:16 Signature Sounds

Krista Detor, “Christmas in London,” The Silver Wood: Wintersongs, 3:08 Airtime

Second Set

Robert Earl Keen, “Merry Christmas from the Family,” Gringo Honeymoon, 4:45 Sugar Hill

Dar Williams, “The Christians and the Pagans,” Mortal City, 3:03 Razor & Tie

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, “Strangest Christmas Yet,” Holiday Music 2017, 3:40 Concord Music

Loudon Wainwright III, “Christmas Morning,” Bah! Humbug, 3:36 Greentrax

TriBeCaStan, “Good King What’s His Name,” Coal, Again! 3:12 Evergreen Music

Third Set

Tom Lehrer, “A Christmas Carol,” Bah! Humbug, 2:40 Greentrax

Nerissa & Katryna Nields, “Christmas Carol,” Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration, 4:29 Signature Sounds

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, “Maybe This Christmas,” Wintersong, 2:57 Signature Sounds

Misty River, “All That I Want,” Mid Winter, 3:16 (self-produced)

Fourth Set

Jackson Browne & The Chieftains, “The Rebel Jesus,” The Bells of Dublin, 3:45 RCA Victor

The Chieftains, “Skyline Jig,” The Bells of Dublin, 1:55 RCA Victor

The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl, “Fairytale of New York,” If I Should Fall from Grace with God, 4:32 Island

Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, “American Noel,” Wonderland, 3:43 Signature Sounds

The Jay Ungar / Molly Mason Band, “Christmas Eve,” A Fiddler’s Holiday, 1:58 Rounder

Fifth Set

Mary Gauthier, “Christmas in Paradise,” Filth & Fire, 4:51 Signature Sounds

Rachel Bissex, “Royal Blues,” I Used to Be Nice, 5:30 Alcazar

Krista Detor, “A Traveler in Winter,” The Silver Wood: Wintersongs, 4:33 Airtime


Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh, “Past Three O’Clock,” Christmas Lights, 2:30 Old Bridge Music