All Songs Considered Holiday Music Special 2010

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Around this time last year, tragedy struck the All Songs Considered offices when a mysterious grinch secretly stole host Bob Boilen's collection of holiday sleigh bells. After a nearly year-long search, the mystery has finally been solved. You can hear all about on this special holiday edition of the program, along with a great mix of music featuring Luciano Pavarotti, The Ramones, and more.

Host Bob Boilen, producer Robin Hilton, NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson, and guest Barrie Hardymon of Talk of the Nation share some of the tunes that get them in the mood for warm cookies, hot cocoa, and even Santa Claus. So grab a blanket and curl up in front of the fire with your favorite cuddling buddy.

NPR Music has put together a number of other holiday music specials to get you in the spirit of the season, including our annual 24-hour Jingle Jams stream. We asked 10 of NPR Music's partner stations to send us 10 of their favorite holiday songs, so this continuous stream is packed with gems. From Bach to The Ramones to Louis Armstrong, it's a perfect playlist for those who wish to indulge in the spirit of the season while remaining glued to the computer.

You'll find more in our complete coverage of holiday music for 2010, including 5 Depressing Blues Songs For Christmas, Annoying Music For Christmas, and more.

All Songs Considered Holiday Music Mix '10

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F----- Up

  • Album: Do They Know It's Christmas?
  • Song: Do They Know It's Christmas?

For more information on this album, visit the artist's website.

 
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Wham!

  • Album: Last Christmas
  • Song: Last Christmas
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  • "Last Christmas"
  • Album: Last Christmas
  • Artist: Wham!
  • Label: Sony Music Distribution
  • Released: 1998
 
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Matt Wilson

  • Album: Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O
  • Song: You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch
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  • "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch"
  • Album: Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O
  • Artist: Matt Wilson
  • Label: Palmetto Records
  • Released: 2010
 
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Vince Guaraldi Trio

  • Album: A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Song: Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal Version)
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  • "Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal Version)"
  • Album: A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Artist: Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Label: Fantasy
  • Released: 2000
 
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Poly Styrene

  • Album: Black Christmas
  • Song: Black Christmas

To download this song for free, visit the artist's website.

 
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Dean Martin

  • Album: Making Spirits Bright
  • Song: A Marshmallow World
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  • "A Marshmallow World"
  • Album: Making Spirits Bright
  • Artist: Dean Martin
  • Label: Capitol
  • Released: 1998
 
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The Leevees

  • Album: Hanukkah Rocks
  • Song: At The Timeshare
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  • "At The Timeshare"
  • Album: Hanukkah Rocks
  • Artist: The Leevees
  • Label: Reprise
  • Released: 2005
 
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Luciano Pavarotti

  • Album: O Holy Night
  • Song: O Holy Night (Minuit Chr├ętien)
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  • "O Holy Night (Minuit Chr├ętien)"
  • Album: O Holy Night
  • Artist: Luciano Pavarotti
  • Label: PGD/London Classics
  • Released: 1997
 
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Sarah Siskind

  • Album: All Come Together Now
  • Song: May Love Fall Like Snow

For more information on this album, visit the artist's website

 
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Rosemary Clooney

  • Album: Christmas With Rosemary Clooney
  • Song: Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)
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  • "Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)"
  • Album: Christmas With Rosemary Clooney
  • Artist: Rosemary Clooney
  • Label: Passport
  • Released: 2005
 
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James Brown

  • Album: Funky Christmas
  • Song: Soulful Christmas
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  • "Soulful Christmas"
  • Album: Funky Christmas
  • Artist: James Brown
  • Label: Polydor/Umgd
  • Released: 2095
 
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The Ramones

  • Album: Brain Drain
  • Song: Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
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  • "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)"
  • Album: Brain Drain
  • Artist: The Ramones
  • Label: Sire/London/Rhino
  • Released: 2089
 

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Last Christmas

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  • Album: Last Christmas
  • Artist: Wham!
  • Label: Sony Music Distribution
  • Released: 1998
 

Christmas With Rosemary Clooney

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  • Album: Christmas With Rosemary Clooney
  • Artist: Rosemary Clooney
  • Label: Passport
  • Released: 2005
 

Funky Christmas

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  • Album: Funky Christmas
  • Artist: James Brown
  • Label: Polydor/Umgd
  • Released: 2095
 

Brain Drain

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  • Album: Brain Drain
  • Artist: The Ramones
  • Label: Sire/London/Rhino
  • Released: 2089
 

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