Monday’s Music Moves Me: Xmas Music Xtravaganza 2018, Part III!

We’re up to week 3 of this year’s Xmas Music Xtravaganza, so let’s get right to it!

  1. Los Straitjackets, “Linus and Lucy” Maybe my favorite version of this, by Los Straitjackets, who do this a la surf.
  2. Fats Domino, “Frosty The Snowman” Eugenia suggested this one, and when I heard it I just had to put it in the list. Thanks, Eugenia!
  3. Seymour Swine and The Sqeelers, “Blue Christmas” For Birgit, who said “you ought to include Porky Pig singing ‘Blue Christmas’.” I aim to please.
  4. Ray Stevens, “Santa Claus Is Watchin’ You” He’s ever’where! He’s ever’where!
  5. Thurl Ravenscroft, “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” The voice of Tony The Tiger (spokestiger for Kellogg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes: “They’re GR-R-REAT!) does an extended version of this, from the TV special How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
  6. Joe Diffie, “Leroy The Redneck Reindeer” Jeff Foxworthy defines being a redneck as “having an elegant lack of sophistication.” So does this video.
  7. The Barking Dogs, “Jingle Bells” This came out in the late ’60’s or early ’70’s and it still cracks me up.
  8. Mel Blanc, “Yah Das Ist Ein Christmas Tree” If you’ve ever been at a German restaurant and they’ve brought out the Schnitzelbank, you’ll understand this one.
  9. Stan Freberg, “Nuttin’ For Christmas” Stan Freberg did some of the funnier radio bits in the ’50’s and ’60’s, when radio was still a thing.
  10. Jimmy Buffett, “Mele Kalikimaka” For Lloyd, Pat, Liana and the rest of my Hawai’ian friends.

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for December 17, 2018.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Callie, Cathy, Alana, Michelle and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

23 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: Xmas Music Xtravaganza 2018, Part III!

  1. John,

    Thanks for sharing the dance floor with the 4M gang today. The first time I heard Porky Pig sing ‘Blue Christmas’ I nearly cracked a rib laughing so hard. Your playlist is furtastic Christmas fun making me smile from ear to ear. I sure do need this burst of fun tones after the hectic weekend I had. Have the merriest Christmas ever, my friend!

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    1. We still have a week, which I hope is a quiet one for you. Any of your kids/grandkids coming in for the holiday?

      The part that always makes me laugh is the part in the middle, where he’s playing the kazoo and stops to say, “oh, baby” (or whatever it is he says).

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  2. Los Straitjackets, “Linus and Lucy” is a fabulous rendition. I totally love it. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be back. Right now flying to the doc’s. Sorry didn’t notice the time. hugs

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  3. So to pick up where I left off… I’m wondering where in the heck did you fine porky pig singing Blue Christmas… too funny! Excuse Seymour Swine… hahahaha!! Good one.. I never heard that one before.. goodness I laughed so hard and the next couple tunes are just as funny! Now, I never heard of Leroy the Redneck Reindeer, but talk about splittin’ a gut after that one. I had to play that one for the hubby. He loved it!!! LOL!!! Jingle Bells with a rebel yell! hahahaha! Goodness all these tunes you had us laughing so hard! Mele Kalikimaka was best sung by Bing Crosby I think and there was someone else hmmmm I’ll have to think about that one. MERRY CHRISTMAS my friend to you and yours!!!

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    1. I’m sure I’ve used Porky Pig (or Seymour Swine, as he’s credited) before. I heard a guy do “O Christmas Tree” as Elmer Fudd once, and I almost passed out, I was laughing so hard. Wish I could get that on a record…

      I used the “Mele Kalikimaka” by Bing a couple of years ago, so I figured I’d use a different one. Bing gets played a lot this time of year; his Christmas album and Andy Williams’s were on heavy rotation at home (Mom was a big fan of Andy).

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  4. You always come up with the unexpected. Do I have a favorite here? Well, it has to be Porky Pig (as non-PC as it is) and, in second place (can’t believe this) Jimmy Buffet, because you didn’t use the Bing Crosby version. The Grinch (of course) is a classic. Linus and Lucy (this version) was new to me, as were several of the others. Thank you for the entertainment!

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    1. Porky Pig (or as he’s called on the record label Seymour Swine) always breaks me up. I used someone else on “Mele Kalikimaka” because I had used Bing’s version last year or the year before and knew someone would use it this year (although I’m not sure that anyone has). More surprises this Monday!

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