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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.

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. Mike Brinson/Getty Images hide caption

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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
  • From: 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
  • From: 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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Electronica Hanukkah

  • Artist: Dan Deacon
  • From: Electronica Hanukkah

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It Doesn't Feel Like Christmas

  • Artist: Sam Phillips
  • From: Cold Dark Night

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

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Father Christmas

  • Artist: Telekinesis
  • From: 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
  • From: A Christmas Waltz

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Back Door Santa (Performed By Clarence Carter)

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • From: 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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