Do you guys know Jon Solomon's Christmas Show? It's a holiday music marathon that he's been doing out of New Jersey for over 25 years. And you don't have to live in the manicured hellscape of Princeton to catch it because it's live streamed and now goes for 25 hours starting at 5pm tonight.
He mixes it up, playing some of the greatest Christmas music ever (Nat King Cole, "The Christmas Song"; Stevie Wonder, "Some Day at Christmas") and some of the weirdest (Twin Peaks cast,"12 Days of Christmas") with other winter/Holiday music. If you are one of those people who actually like Christmas music, but hate mall Christmas soundtracks, this is the show for you. From a recent interview (I cribbed the Xmas quiz from same interview):
My favorite Christmas record is this late sixties garage rock compilation called Merry Christmas – Sonics, Wailers, Galaxies. It just seems like that's one of those records that should be up there that are just part of the shared human experience. Then there's one of the songs that I always finish with each year by a band called The Law called "What Did Santa Claus Bring You For Christmas" and it's one of those songs that I never would have heard without WPRB and the awareness of it has increased through my show. But it's another one of those things- if it only had a chance..
Peppermint bark or peanut brittle?
Snowball fights or snowman building?
Miracle on 34th Street or It's a Wonderful Life?
Pumpkin pie or apple pie?
Hot chocolate or mulled cider?
Scrooged or Christmas Vacation?
South Philly Christmas lights or South Jersey Christmas lights?
Candy canes or gingerbread cookies?
Home Alone or Jingle All The Way?