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.

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Twisted Mix Tape 45 – Love Songs

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This is my arena.  I’m not sappy and sweet, there will be no romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for me and the Husband. Sorry.

But love songs, I love me a good love song. Give me sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and 70’s music, and you’ve got me. I admit, I can be a music snob sometimes, but I prefer to slum it in my off time.

You can know the truth, I won’t hide it, my favorite Pandora station is currently Heart to Heart by Kenny Loggins.

So when it comes to making a Love Songs Mix Tape, well frankly. That’s basically my whole iPod.  So instead of actually thinking through my choices and carefully picking the best mix, I hit play on my iPod and picked the first 5 songs.

 

I Won’t Last a Day Without You – The Carpenters – There was no chance a Carpenters song wouldn’t wind up on this list, you see I was weened on The Carpenters, every one of their song is on my iPod, although I have selectively placed them in the correct categories, because, let’s face it, Karen wasn’t always singing about the joys of love.

 

I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb – OK, seriously I was so in love with Andy Gibb in 1977 that I remember writing him letters in my first grade scrawl and being sure he read them. Little did I know how troubled he was. If only he believed how much we loved him…

 

I Love You Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel – This is the first popular song I learned how to play on my flute. It’s a great message, this is just the kind of guy you want for your daughter…hmmm, yet he married a super model.

 

I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder – Here’s the cheese. I almost skipped this one and pretended it didn’t come up, but then I thought, you guys deserve this.

 

You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White – This is one of my favorite Just Dance 4 tunes.

 

Who do you love? Make he/she/it a mix tape and join in! You know I love to love you baby!

These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I really do listen to every mix and I don’t want you to wait). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Try and check out at least two of the other players or more! (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 to visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.

NOW PLAY

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And now, The List of all Lists

February 11 – Love to Love you baby. (Or friend or kid or dog or cat, whatever)
February 18 – We’re back to your choice, play us what you want, we’ll listen!
February 25 – Guilty Pleasures-the songs and or groups that you hate to admit that you love… (Thank you Sarah from The Sadder but Wiser Girl)
March 4 – If My Life Had A Soundtrack…
March 11 – Great Cover Songs
March 18 – If I’m at a Party I Better Hear this Song! (in honor of St Pat’s)
March 25 – Forbidden Love (you choose why it’s forbidden!)
April 1 – In honor of April Fool’s (also because it’s been 6 weeks) YOUR CHOICE! What do you want to spin for us?

 

If you’re still here, thanks! I would love it if you checked out my music site, Raised on the Radio where a bunch of regular people get to share their passion for music. Got something you want to share? Contact me to guest post!

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