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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Regina Helcher Yost

  • Artist: Regina Helcher Yost
  • Album: Winston's Wonderland
  • Song: Up On The Housetop

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Up On The Housetop
Album
Winston's Wonderland
Artist
Regina Helcher Yost
Released
2008

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The Raveonettes

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

  • Artist: Bob Dylan
  • Album: Christmas in the Heart [Deluxe Version]
  • Song: Must Be Santa

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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
  • Album: Songs for Christmas
  • Song: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

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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
  • Album: Licorice EP
  • Song: White Christmas
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Quasi

  • Artist: Quasi
  • Album: When the Going Gets Dark
  • Song: Merry X-Mas

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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
  • Album: How the Grinch Stole Christmas [Original Soundtrack]
  • Song: You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

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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
  • Album: American Song-Poem Christmas
  • Song: Santa Fix My Toys for 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
  • Album: Hanukkah Rocks
  • Song: How Do You Spell Channukkahh?

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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
  • Album: Peace On Earth: Vol II
  • Song: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
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Goldblade

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

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

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Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Album
Maybe This Christmas Tree
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Nettwerk

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Christmas Jug Band

  • Artist: Christmas Jug Band
  • Album: Uncorked
  • Song: Santa Lost a Ho

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Santa Lost a Ho
Album
Uncorked
Artist
Christmas Jug Band
Label
Globe
Released
2002

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Ronnie Spector

  • Artist: Ronnie Spector
  • Album: Last of the Rock Stars
  • Song: It's Christmas Once Again

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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
  • Album: Christmas
  • Song: Silent Night

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Silent Night
Album
Christmas
Artist
Low
Label
Tugboat
Released
1999

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Frightened Rabbit

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

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

  • Artist: David Bowie and Bing Crosby
  • Album: Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
  • Song: 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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