Twisted MixTape 36 – Christmas Song Mix

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This is a re-release of last year’s Christmas mix-tapes, lots of great music for everyone!!! Take some time and check them out, maybe hit play on YouTube while you get your wrapping done. Merry Christmas!

 

I am a Christmas person. Really. My house looks like a Technicolor elf the size of a an elephant spewed his insides all over my house, basically it’s a colorful Chernobyl. I’m pretty sure you could see our house from the moon if you tried.

It follows that I love to make Christmas Mixes. So if you need a Christmas Song Mix, gimme a holler, cause I just learned from my friend Tweetless (Troy) from over at As Long As I’m Singing that you can share music through Dropbox! What?!

I start listening to Christmas somewhere in the middle of November, sue me. And we’ve got the Christmas Karaoke out too! So, without further Ado….

A Christmas Mix

Christmas Waltz by Harry Connick, jr. – I will say this one thing, nobody, and I mean nobody, sings this song like Karen Carpenter, but I also love this version for its peppiness (apparently that is a word, hmm). So Harry has the honor if coming in a close second.

 

And anyway, I gotta do this Carpenters song, and I didn’t want to be lame.
There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays by The Carpenters – Some side notes. The video is priceless 70’s, you can even get the whole Carpenters Christmas Special on YouTube if you can’t get enough! And secondly, the boy used to sing “I met a man who lived in Tennessee and he was headed for Transylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie!”

 

Sleigh Ride – Ella Fitzgerald. And Ella wishes you a Merry Christmas, isn’t that AWESOME! Thanks Ella!

 

We Need A Little Christmas by Johnny Mathis – This is one of my favorites, because as soon as it get’s cold this is how I feel. AND it’s from a musical! If you haven’t been around that long, you don’t know that I’m a theater brat. Well I am, I was raised on musicals. So if you haven’t seen Mame, I HIGHLY recommend!

 

Trust me that you have never heard a Christmas song like this before. If you only listen to one song on this mix, listen to this one. You can thank me later.

You know why you can thank me? I MADE THE VIDEO! When I couldn’t find this song on YouTube there was no way I was going to go without, so I just spent the last hour making this video. I’m pretty proud….

 

I usually don’t break my own rules, but I promised Isaiah I would use this song. (wink* wink*) only I didn’t, and he saw my list and now I’m busted! So here it is.

The Polar Express Theme Song – I must say the video is pretty awesome too.

 

P.S. Don’t bother wishing me Happy Holidays. After all, there’s a reason for the season. Without which it would just be the dead of winter. So Merry Christmas folks!

 

Thank you for listening! Now share your MixTape with all of us. The best part of this party is we get to hear so much music that may be new, may be forgotten or may be just what you wanted to hear right now.

These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I listen to every mix). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Check out the other players (everyone wants to share their tunes with you). Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!

Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try and visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.

NOW PLAY



 

 

 

 

  • Merry Christmas and I truly love Christmas. Seriously, this is one of my favorite times of the year minus the cold weather. But still and you totally picked some great tunes here. I am so think I may need to share a few of my own. I am feeling inspired and need to get to work to possibly link up in the morning 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      Uh oh Janine… now I have to hold you to it!ReplyCancel

  • Such a wonderfully classic mix. Love it. You cannot go wrong with The Carpenters and yes indeed to some Harry Connick Jr. always. Your video was terrific! Great job.ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      Thanks Linda! It was a labor of love, that’s for sure!ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE The Carpenters. I have one of their Christmas cd’s. I also like that Johnny Mathis song. I need to make a compilation of Xmas songs to play in my house – I haven’t done that yet. I’m planning to participate in the twisted mix-tape on the 17th. I already have some of my sons picked for the theme I’ve created. 😉ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      Kate – I really wanted to make this whole list The Carpenters! But I figured I needed to throw in a little variety 😉 Excited that we’ll have you back in a few weeks!ReplyCancel

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  • Oh, that Karen Carpenter…I love her so much! She was mentioned in my post for today, as well! Oh, and Harry Connick Jr…whatta voice, whatta man!ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      Great minds Amy! Great minds!ReplyCancel

  • MERRY CHRISTMAS JEN!!!

    I’m a gusher (as if you didn’t know that) but honestly every time I think , she’s so cool…you just get COOLER. I love learning about you through music because I think it’s the best way to really know someone, to see how music inspires or touches them.

    and then you throw in Harry, the Carpenters, and tell me you love BROADWAY. I am using the theme of MAME in a blog post tomorrow. Honestly. SO I am gushing, because I truly enjoy you.

    also? See FROZEN. Now! Yes, go and leave work and GO. LOL. The music is going to blow you away and when it comes to BROADWAY promise we’ll try to see it together. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      My son saw Frozen with my mom and I was so pissed. I wanted to take him, but I couldn’t say no to my mom. So now what?! I’ll have to read your Mame post! We are kismet 🙂ReplyCancel

  • I like the one you made the video for the best! It is very peppy!ReplyCancel

  • good mix

    You and my wife are in the same mindset Christmas song wise. she plays these.

    Merry Christmas for the first of many times I will tell youReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      Thanks Lance! Merry Christmas to you too!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, Ella’s version is great! It’s my first time to hear it. I also have the same song on my mixtape (Carpenters’ version though). Love the video you made (the illustrations you used are adorable) and of course, the guitar-playing on the song is really wicked.ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      Thanks Katherine! It was a labor of love. And if I could have, my whole list would have been Carpenters!ReplyCancel

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  • Yay! So excited to add my link to this hop! I’ve been wanting to, but am lame. The holidays definitely inspired me! Thanks, Jen! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      So excited you finally played Rachel!ReplyCancel

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  • Wait!!! You made that video??? I have huge respect again for you!!! Thats one of my favorites, too!!!ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      Yes I did Kristi. I couldn’t live without it! Maybe I’ll get famous now!ReplyCancel

  • Moo Cow is back with a vengeance. Here is my mix: 1) Happy Christmas (War is Over) ~ John Lennon; 2) All I Want for Christmas Is You ~ Mariah Carey (sorry, I’m still obsessed with it after all these years); 3) Baby, It’s Cold Outside ~ Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell version from Elf!; 4) Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart ~ George Michael (old school!!); and 5) Elf’s Lament ~ Barenaked Ladies (love that whole album in place of xmas music when I get sick of it!)ReplyCancel

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  • I loved this theme, had never heard #5 on your list so thank you! Ella is on my “bigger” list too. Love her. And you had your work cut out for you, I clicked on 24 of the “linkers” and still haven’t gotten through them! That’s a lot of work! Lots of fun and great new music!ReplyCancel

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