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.






Twisted MixTape 25


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Whoa. Its been quite a week folks!

To help relieve the stress, I decided to use our theme of “Anything Goes” to create a fun playlist. You my friend are in for a treat.

Friends Don’t Let Their Friend’s Kids Grow Up Listening to Raffi 

(and yes, I am trying to indoctrinate your child, that is what I’m here for after all)


Oompa Loompa by Harry Connick, Jr – Scare ’em straight even before they can watch the movie.


Ding Dong the Witch is Dead by Ella Fitzgerald – My kid loves this song, he’s going to be ruined when I finally let him watch the movie.


Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley – Look how much those kiddos in the front row are enjoying it!


Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley – because.


Bad Bad, Leroy Brown by Jim Croce – Well, duh. He’s got a custom Continental and an El Dorado too, he’s got a 36 gun and a pocket full of fun, he’s got a razor in his shoe. Ah…now you see.


You Can’t Roller-skate in a Buffalo Herd by Roger Miller – I don’t think I need to say anymore.



The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band – The devil + fiddle + almost swearing depending on what version you have. If you’re feeling particularly frisky check out The Muppet Show version


And this is a family favorite….. its got the devil AND gambling AND boats!!

Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat – Guys and Dolls


We want to hear your mixtape!

This really is the fun, it’s not musical snobbery at all, just having a good time! Just incase you are wondering… I listen to EVERY SINGLE mix that links up! I may be picky about what I like, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love finding out what makes your musical souls tic.

The rules of Twisted MixTape are as such: Try and create a 5 song mix based on this week’s theme. This week our theme is ANYTHING GOES! make a 5 song playlist of anything you want! I’ve been waiting for this…

Take it easy, make it flow, remember in your mind you are creating your mixtape for a friend, what would he want to hear?

Create your own post and link it up, or put your mix in the comments. If you are going to link-up there must be a song – relating to the theme – in your post. And really, if you’re not ready to link up with us, no worries! We love songs in the comments! So bring it!

Please visit your fellow mix-makers, and if you can, comeback every so often to see if anyone new has arrived. Share this all over the place, the more the merrier!

If you feel the need to own any of these songs, just click these links and go straight to iTunes:

Oompa Loompa – Songs I Heard
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead – Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook
Rock Around the Clock – Rock Around the Clock
Blue Suede Shoes – The Essential Elvis Presley (Remastered)
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Life and Times
You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd (Single Version) – Roger Miller: All Time Greatest Hits
The Devil Went Down to Georgia – A Decade of Hits
Sit Down Youre Rocking The Boat – Guys & Dolls (Re-issue with bonus tracks)


The List Of All Lists:

September 24 – Relaxing slow jams. You wanna chill, you want your friends to chill. Any genre from rock to jazz to hip-hop, but it’s gotta be slow-jams
October 1 – Our own Troy from As Long As I’m Singing contributed this week’s theme: the (5) seminal songs who made you the person you are today. The shutter-openers, the wakers, the “I can see clearly now the rain is goners.” The tunes that forced you to look in the mirror and say, “Hey good-looking, you seem familiar, yet new.”
October 8 – I wouldn’t love these songs so much if they weren’t part of a Soundtrack. Your favorite songs from soundtracks, could be anywhere from pop music you love to original scores, you decide. Try and use the point of view that it was the Soundtrack that made you love the song.
October 15 – Make a mix of songs that are totally from a genre or style of music that you don’t usually listen to. You know… 5 songs that you love anyway… kinda like Clark pulling the Classical Music card for Best of
October 22 – Songs that are spiritual. In anyway. To you, about something spiritual, you decide.
October 29 – Songs that are scary. FOR ANY REASON. Halloween is a few days away. Are they scary because of the words, what the band looks like, because it’s just so darn bad??
November 5- Free for all!
November 12 – Song’s that tell a story. These can be epics or not. Just a story. You know, just not la la la I love you or I hate you or whatever…..


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