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A Holiday Party For The Ages, From All Songs Considered

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All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton rented a cabin in the woods for a special holiday party, with Kishi Bashi, Dan Deacon, Carrie Brownstein, and more as guests.

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We decided to go all out for this year's All Songs Considered holiday party. The guest list for this (trust us!) unforgettable night of music and tall tales included Kishi Bashi, Dan Deacon, Carrie Brownstein and Nellie McKay. We hosted the festivities at a secluded cabin we rented one weekend in a snowy woods. It was a chilly night, but we had a roaring fire, plenty of eggnog, vegan haggis and lots of holiday songs to keep everybody warm!

Songs Featured On This Episode

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Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

  • Artist: The Polyphonic Spree
  • Album: Holidaydream: Sounds of the Holidays, Vol. 1
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  • "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
  • Album: Holiday Dream
  • Artist: The Polyphonic Spree
  • Label: Kirtland Records
  • Released: 2012
 
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I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

  • Artist: Julian Koster
  • Album: I've Got My love To Keep Me Warm

For more on this song and other work by The Music Tapes, visit the artist's website.

 
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We Need A Little Christmas

  • Artist: Sufjan Stevens
  • Album: Silver & Gold
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  • "We Need a Little Christmas"
  • Album: Silver & Gold
  • Artist: Sufjan Stevens
  • Label: Asthmatic Kitty
  • Released: 2012
 
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Electronica Hanukkah

  • Artist: Dan Deacon
  • Album: Electronica Hanukkah

For more on this song and other work by Dan Deacon, visit the artist's website.

 
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It Doesn't Feel Like Christmas

  • Artist: Sam Phillips
  • Album: Cold Dark Night

For more on this song and other work by Sam Phillips, visit the artist's website.

 
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It's Christmas, But It's Not White Here In Our Town

  • Artist: Kishi Bashi
  • Album: Holiday Flexi Single

For more on this song and other work by Kishi Bashi, visit the artist's website.

 
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Baby, It's Cold Outside (Performed by Sharon Van Etten and Rufus Wainwright)

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Album: Holidays Rule
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  • "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
  • Album: Holidays Rule
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Hear Music
  • Released: 2012
 
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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Performed By The Civil Wars)

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Album: Holidays Rule
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  • "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"
  • Album: Holidays Rule
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Hear Music
  • Released: 2012
 
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Father Christmas

  • Artist: Telekinesis
  • Album: Peace On Earth: Vol II

This cover of a Kinks song originally appeared on the charity compilation album, Peace On Earth: Vol. II.

 
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A Christmas Waltz

  • Artist: Nellie McKay
  • Album: A Christmas Waltz

For more on this song and other work by Nellie McKay, visit the artist's website.

 
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Back Door Santa (Performed By Clarence Carter)

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Album: Christmas Soul [Rhino]
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  • "Back Door Santa"
  • Album: Christmas Soul [Rhino]
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Flashback Records
  • Released: 1999
 

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