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All Songs Considered Holiday Music Mix '09

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It's that time of year again, when the gang at All Songs Considered gathers 'round the warm glow of a computer to air their grievances with one another, hug it out and spin some seasonal songs to make it all better. For this year's mix, host Bob Boilen, Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton, and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson share some of their favorite holiday tracks of the past decade. Hear a mix of re-imagined classics and new holiday tunes by Sufjan Stevens, Bob Dylan, Laura Gibson and more.

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Holiday Music Mix

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The Raveonettes

  • Artist: The Raveonettes
  • Song: The Christmas Song
  • From: The Christmas Song
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Bob Dylan

  • Artist: Bob Dylan
  • Song: Must Be Santa
  • From: Christmas in the Heart [Deluxe Version]
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Must Be Santa
Album
Christmas in the Heart [Deluxe Version]
Artist
Bob Dylan
Label
Sony Music Distribution
Released
2009

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Sufjan Stevens

  • Artist: Sufjan Stevens
  • Song: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • From: Songs for Christmas
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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Album
Songs for Christmas
Artist
Sufjan Stevens
Label
Asthmatic Kitty
Released
2006

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Snowden

  • Artist: Snowden
  • Song: White Christmas
  • From: Licorice EP
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Quasi

  • Artist: Quasi
  • Song: Merry X-Mas
  • From: When the Going Gets Dark
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Merry X-Mas
Album
When the Going Gets Dark
Artist
Quasi
Label
Domino British
Released
2006

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Various Artists

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Song: You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
  • From: How the Grinch Stole Christmas [Original Soundtrack]
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You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Album
How the Grinch Stole Christmas [Original Soundtrack]
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Mercury
Released
1995

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Various Artists

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Song: Santa Fix My Toys for Christmas
  • From: American Song-Poem Christmas
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Santa Fix My Toys for Christmas
Album
American Song-Poem Christmas
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Bar/None
Released
2003

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The Leevees

  • Artist: The Leevees
  • Song: How Do You Spell Channukkahh?
  • From: Hanukkah Rocks
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How Do You Spell Channukkahh?
Album
Hanukkah Rocks
Artist
The Leevees
Label
Reprise
Released
2005

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Laura Gibson

  • Artist: Laura Gibson
  • Song: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  • From: Peace On Earth: Vol II
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Goldblade

  • Artist: Goldblade
  • Song: City Of Christmas Ghosts
  • From: City Of Christmas Ghosts
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Various Artists

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Song: Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
  • From: Maybe This Christmas Tree
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Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
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Maybe This Christmas Tree
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Nettwerk

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Ronnie Spector

  • Artist: Ronnie Spector
  • Song: It's Christmas Once Again
  • From: Last of the Rock Stars
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It's Christmas Once Again
Album
Last of the Rock Stars
Artist
Ronnie Spector
Label
Artist Fir
Released
2006

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Low

  • Artist: Low
  • Song: Silent Night
  • From: Christmas
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Silent Night
Album
Christmas
Artist
Low
Label
Tugboat
Released
1999

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Frightened Rabbit

  • Artist: Frightened Rabbit
  • Song: It's Christmas So We'll Stop
  • From: It's Christmas So We'll Stop
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Zee Avi

  • Artist: Zee Avi
  • Song: No Christmas For Me
  • From: This Warm December A Brushfire Holiday
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David Bowie and Bing Crosby

  • Artist: David Bowie and Bing Crosby
  • Song: Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
  • From: Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
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Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Album
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Artist
David Bowie and Bing Crosby
Label
Oglio Records
Released
1977

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