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Options December 25, 2020: Christmas Morning with Todd-O-Phonic Claus

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
The Smithereens  Christmas Morning   Options   Tollie Records  2020  45  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Weeklings  Gonna Be Christmas   Options   JEM Recordings  2019  MP3  0:04:15 (Pop‑up)
The Explorers Club  Christmas Must Be Tonight   Options   Goldstar Recordings  2020  MP3  0:07:20 (Pop‑up)
Jethro Tull  Ring Out Solstice Bells   Options   Chrysalis (UK)  1976  EP  0:14:31 (Pop‑up)
William Bell  Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday   Options   Stax  1967  45  0:14:32 (Pop‑up)
Big Star  Jesus Christ   Options Big Star Third  PVC Records  1975  LP  0:17:00 (Pop‑up)
The Hi-Risers  What Christmas Time Means To Me   Options   Munster Records  2008  45  0:19:51 (Pop‑up)
Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets  Let It Snow   Options   Yep Roc  2020  MP3  0:22:17 (Pop‑up)
The Hives and Cyndi Lauper  A Christmas Duel   Options   Disques Hives  2008  CD single  0:24:26 (Pop‑up)
Wyldlife  Another NY Christmas (Piss The Season)   Options   Wicked Cool  2019  45  0:29:12 (Pop‑up)
Run D.M.C.  Christmas In Hollis   Options   London (UK)  1987  12"  0:33:11 (Pop‑up)
Clarence Carter  Back Door Santa   Options   Atlantic Records  1968  45  0:36:10 (Pop‑up)
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts  Little Drummer Boy   Options I Love Rock 'N Roll  The Boardwalk Entertainment Co  1981  LP  0:38:30 (Pop‑up)
Descendents  Christmas Vacation   Options I Don't Want To Grow Up  New Alliance Records  1985  LP  0:42:32 (Pop‑up)
Beach Slang  Fa La Blah Blah Blah   Options   no label  2020  WAV  0:45:24 (Pop‑up)
Pilot  It's Christmas   Options   Rhino Entertainment Company  2017  MP3  0:47:39 (Pop‑up)
Poly Styrene  Black Christmas   Options   Year Zero  2010  MP3  0:50:25 (Pop‑up)
Fountains Of Wayne  The Man In The Santa Suit   Options   Atlantic Records  1997  45  0:55:07 (Pop‑up)
The Yule Logs  Christmas Is Lonely (When You're A Jew)   Options The Yule Logs  no label  2009  MP3  0:57:34 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  Rosy Won't You Please Come Home   Options Face To Face  Reprise  1966  LP  1:00:58 (Pop‑up)
Everything But The Girl  25th December   Options   Atlantic Records  1994  CD  1:03:43 (Pop‑up)
Sparks  Thank God It's Not Christmas   Options Kimono My House  Island  1974  LP  1:08:02 (Pop‑up)
Nick Frater  Wash Your Hands Of Christmas   Options   Big Stir Records  2020  MP3  1:14:12 (Pop‑up)
Cheap Trick  I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day   Options Christmas Christmas  Big Machine Records  2017  CD  1:16:25 (Pop‑up)
The Ronettes  I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus   Options A Christmas Gift For You  Philles  1963  LP  1:19:48 (Pop‑up)
Donny Hathaway  This Christmas   Options   Atco  1970  45  1:24:04 (Pop‑up)
Solomon Burke  Presents For Christmas   Options   Atlantic  1966  45  1:28:17 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Merry Christmas Baby   Options   Chess  1958  78  1:30:40 (Pop‑up)
The Damned  There Ain't No Sanity Claus   Options   Chiswick Records  1980  45  1:35:05 (Pop‑up)
Sterling Roswell  It's A Rockin' Good Christmas   Options   Fire Records  2014  CD-R  1:38:07 (Pop‑up)
T. Rex  Christmas Bop   Options   EMI (UK)  1975  45  1:40:47 (Pop‑up)
The Fleshtones  Mr. Santa Claus   Options Stocking Stuffer  Yep Roc  2008  CD  1:44:49 (Pop‑up)
The Enchanters  Mambo Santa Mambo   Options   Coral  1957  45  1:46:57 (Pop‑up)
Buster Poindexter & His Banshees of Blue  Zat You Santa Claus   Options   RCA  1987  45  1:49:58 (Pop‑up)
Asleep At The Wheel  Christmas In Jail   Options Merry Texas Christmas, Y'all  High Street Records  1997  CD  1:52:37 (Pop‑up)
King Khan and Friends  Christmas Time   Options   khannibalism.bandcamp.com  2020  MP3  1:56:18 (Pop‑up)
Low Cut Connie  Christmas Makes Me Cry   Options   Contender Records  2020  MP3  1:59:54 (Pop‑up)
Tom Waits  Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis   Options Blue Valentine  Asylum Records  1978  LP  2:03:47 (Pop‑up)
The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl  Fairytale Of New York   Options   Pogue Mahone  1987  45  2:08:23 (Pop‑up)
Pretenders  2000 Miles   Options   Real  1983  45  2:14:24 (Pop‑up)
Eux Autres  Another Christmas At Home   Options   Bons Mots  2009  45  2:16:38 (Pop‑up)
Best Coast  Little Saint Nick   Options   Concord  2019  MP3  2:19:02 (Pop‑up)
Ramones  Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)   Options Brain Drain  Sire  1989  CD  2:21:00 (Pop‑up)
The Yobs  Rub-a-Dum Dum   Options The Yobs Christmas Album  Safari  1980  LP  2:23:28 (Pop‑up)
Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire  Mistletoe   Options Christmas 1979  Damaged Goods  2007  LP  2:26:13 (Pop‑up)
The Crossfires  Santa and The Sidewalk Surfer   Options Out Of Control  Sundazed  1964  CD  2:28:42 (Pop‑up)
Booker T & The MGs  Jingle Bells   Options   Stax  1966  45  2:31:34 (Pop‑up)
Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns  All I Want For Christmas   Options 'Twas The Night Before Christmas  Ace Records  1962  LP  2:33:21 (Pop‑up)
Todd Rundgren  Flappie   Options   Cleopatra Records  2020  MP3  2:36:36 (Pop‑up)
Elton John  Levon   Options Madman Across The Water  UNI  1971  LP  2:40:19 (Pop‑up)
Otis Redding  Merry Christmas Baby   Options   Atco  1968  45  2:45:18 (Pop‑up)
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet  Deck The Halls   Options It's A Wonderful Record!  Jetpac  1994  EP  2:47:53 (Pop‑up)
Dave Edmunds  Run Rudolph Run   Options   Columbia  1982  45  2:49:49 (Pop‑up)
the 5678s  Rock and Roll Santa   Options   Norton Records  2003  45  2:53:43 (Pop‑up)
Slade  Merry Xmas Everybody   Options   Polydor (UK)  1973  45  2:56:46 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

  6:00am queems:

merry christmas from clifton, nj!!!!!!
  6:00am Zetti:

Howdy, from Reeders Pa!
  6:01am soupfriend:

good morning and happy crimbo honored friends
Avatar 6:01am duke:

Merry Christmas Glisteners
  6:01am queems:

pretty sure santa got blown out of the sky last night
  6:01am LiXiviated Life:

Happy Christmas friends
  6:02am LiXiviated Life:

@queems 🎄
Avatar 6:03am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

If you were dreaming of a Wet Christmas in the tri-state area...you got your wish! Good morning everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03am Andrew in Toronto:

Good morning Clay and all others.
  6:04am medson:

Good morning and Merry Christmas TOPT and everyone.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 6:05am HyperDose:

Morning Glisteners! Happy to be spending this holiday morning with you Todd!
Avatar 6:05am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

MEDSON! Merry Christmas, buddy...
Avatar 6:06am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks @HyperDose!
  6:07am queems:

anyone else having cookies for breakfast or is that just me
  6:07am Sybil:

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

Happy Christmas Todd!
Avatar 6:07am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@queems: It won't be just you if you share with the rest of us..;
Avatar Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 6:08am Fredericks:

Todd Ho Ho Ho phonic Todd! Season's greetings.
  6:08am JM:

Merry Christmas & happy holidays, Todd and all!
  6:09am queems:

@topt i have enough for everyone until february, probably
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 6:10am HyperDose:

I feel like not enough people have watched Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Gotta bring enough for everyone, queems! Though cookies are delicious so really can't blame ya.
Avatar 6:11am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Fredericks @JM...thanks and hope neither of you woke up to a lump of coal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11am Andrew in Toronto:

Good morning Todd and all others.
  6:11am DaveinPA:

wow Tull on WFMU - it's a Christmas miracle!
  6:11am queems:

i love this jethro tull, my dad always plays this. they have the other one too that’s way more somber
  6:12am David in London:

Happy Christmas Jinglo-phonic Todd.
Avatar 6:13am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@DaveinPA: This is the 19th WFMU show to air Jethro Tull in 2020!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:14am TheNewLexGofer:

Good morning and Merry Christmas to all from the winter wonderland of Perry County, Ohio! Coffee's on!
  6:15am Paul from North Jersey:

Merry Christmas fellow glisteners
@Queems one if my favorite tull songs is too old to rock
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 6:18am HyperDose:

Fingers crossed for some Leslie West!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:21am Krys O.:

Good morning from Bloomfield! Merry Xmas!
Avatar 6:22am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Krys O: Good morning Krys! @David in London: I just watched Ronnie Wood's Xmas video and it seems pretty chilly over there!
  6:22am Sarah:

Merry Christmas glisteners and Todd!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:23am Woo:

Merry Christmas everybody.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:24am medson:

Ah. The good old days. Mentioning bands and venues
  6:25am soupfriend:

hahHHHaha that took a turn
  6:26am miniteeny:

Ah family disfunction
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 6:26am HyperDose:

@medson Bands play live? Yeah, and I bet you caught a 30lb bass too!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:30am medson:

It wasn’t a Bass it was a Guitar. Get it ? 🤣
  6:31am Adam-12:

The Bible makes no mention of Jesus being born on December 25th and, as more than one historian has pointed out, why would shepherds be tending to their flock in the middle of winter? So why is that the day we celebrate? Well, either Christian holidays miraculously fall on the same days as pagan ones or the Christians have been crafty in converting pagan populations to religion by placing important Christian holidays on the same days as pagan ones. And people had been celebrating on December 25th (and the surrounding weeks) for centuries by the time Jesus showed up.
  6:33am morphe':

Simon says YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ps - future ref ... The video is well worth a watch !!!!
  6:34am J&E in Ithaca NY:

Good morning all! Cheers Todd!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:36am Woo:

@Adam-12, 53 years ago today I received Sgt. Pepper as a gift and delighted my parents with a spin of Within You Without You at 4 AM, and that's what Christmas is all about.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:36am Pedro in Arlington:

January 20 is the new December 25 and we'll be saying Merry Christmas again, believe me. Have a happy, Todd and glisteners.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:37am medson:

He ain’t like Ol’ Saint Nick
  6:39am soupfriend:

love a good parrrumpapumpum
Avatar 6:41am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Pedro in Arlington: I think after this idiot they are going to have to move up Inauguration Day to the day after the election.
  6:43am Gerry from Miami:

TOPT, did I detect a few R-rated lyrics in that Hives/Cyndi Lauper collaboration? That song was a new one for me. Always happy to hear new (for me, anyway!) Yuletide gems. And this Joan Jett "Little Drummer Boy" really rocks!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:43am radioronan:

Good morning Todd and all ye glistening people..get merry! And I endorse @queems cookies for breakfast idea!
Avatar 6:44am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gerry from Miami: I had my finger on the fader!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:44am Doug in JC:

Oh yeah, this is the one I want to wake up to. Good morning everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46am Andrew in Toronto:

Greetings from snowy Toronto.
  6:48am Mikey Capone:

Merry Christmas, Todd-o-phonic Todd! Thanks for the gift of music all year long!

You too, Clay!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:48am Woo:

Ozempic for everybody
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 6:49am Don in Tampere:

Merry holiday of your choice to all!
Avatar 6:49am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

You're welcome Mikey! Woo hoo!
Avatar 6:50am John from Madison:

Morning gang, Merry Christmas everybody.
  6:53am Gerry from Miami:

Kris Kringle kudos to those glisteners who praised the Jethro Tull tune that Todd dedicated to our resident flute player, Clay Pigeon. And here's my Christmas 2020 rant----why the *@#$ hasn't Tull been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet? Those putzes who do the voting need lumps of coal in their Christmas stockings!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 6:54am Heidee:

Merry Happy and a Christmas New Year!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:57am AndyIowa:

Merry Xmas Todd and Fellow Glisteners!

Thanks for the FoW and Adam Schlesinger shoutout. Was so sad to lose him so young.

Stay safe and be well all. Brighter days in 2021!

AndyIowa in Brooklyn
  7:04am Renée In Fanwood:

Good morning and Merry Christmas if you celebrate it.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 7:05am HyperDose:

god this is GOOD
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:06am zivilars:

I demand Hamilton, Joe Frankincense & Myrhh!
  7:07am Toothgrinder Tom:

Merry Christmas, Todd and skeleton crew!
  7:07am annette:

Tull. skating away on the ice of a new day. . . Merry Merry to ALL. may you soon have no complaints. may your stockings be filled with ambergris instead of coal.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:09am medson:

Sparks sound really good right now.
Avatar 7:10am tak:

merry yaksmas to all skeletones
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:10am Krys O.:

This Sparks tune is my favorite Boxing Day song.
  7:13am annette:

co worker. huge Tull fan. choral singer. went to Tull concert in phila. had time to kill. found a strange echo ey alley. sang a whole bunch of Tull toons. super cool.
  7:17am Listener Bop Monroe:

greetings from soggy melted Tannersville TOPT and all.
60 mph winds pushed santa through here last nite.
...well SOMEONE ate the cookies.
ROY WOOD! NOW it's XMAS!!!!
  7:17am Listener Sean in Long Valley:

Merry Christmas Todd and all Glisteners! Great show! That Sparks tune was perfect.
  7:18am Listener Bop Monroe:

cheap trick...? really? this is excellent!
  7:18am MFlynn:

Happy Holidays Todd and skeleton crew.!! We really appreciate you throwing us this fantastic Christmas Day party!
Avatar 7:20am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Good morning Mike! Hope you and your family are having a good one, pal.
  7:20am Gerry from Miami:

Robin Zander and Cheap Trick make a stab at this Christmas classic, but I prefer the original Roy Wood and Wizard version. Just personal preference. Jingle on, Todd and all the glisteners!
  7:21am annette:

TODD this song list is great. better offer a compilation for next fundraiser for us who are tired of the blah stuff. im in. special thanx from the heart to all making FMU possible.
Avatar 7:23am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Glad you are digging the selections Annette!
  7:23am annette:

@ bop greetings from soggy olyphant. good day to lounge in jammies.
  7:24am morphe':

As mentioned yesterday - the film - Christmas Evil (aka You Better Watch Out)
has Santa kissing mother underneath [end of sentence] as Jr watches from the staircase ...
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:26am Corey:

Good Christmas morning Todd and listeners from Traverse City, MI!
  7:27am Listener Bop Monroe:

a - doing so now. time for toast and tea!
Avatar 7:27am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@morphe': Christmas Evil is a classic! First saw it with Gaylord in one of the now long gone Times Square theaters.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 7:28am Creature Boy:

Merry x-mess todd-o & tinsellers!! 🤶
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30am dale:

merry christmas t.o.p. todd. hope you got the large toy and candy filled stocking from woolworths - the one that's as tall as you are.
  7:30am Gerry from Miami:

@annette. When I was a college student in Philly in the 60s, my roommate and I always passed through the iconic City Hall(with the majestic statue of Ben Franklin on top) on our way back to campus on the subway. We never failed to find a group of young male teens practicing their harmony do-wop singing in the echoey alcoves of the building. Fond memories of a long ago time. Merry Christmas to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30am van chinski:

Great show as always, Todd. Off to sleep, have a swell day, everyone. Watch Christmas Evil.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 7:32am Creature Boy:

What's Christmas Evil?
Avatar 7:33am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Creature Boy: www.imdb.com...
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:33am Krys O.:

Is it too early for peppermint bark? No, it's never to early for peppermint bark.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:34am TheNewLexGofer:

Here's a link for Tull and ELP fans. Lake & Anderson performing "I Believe in Father Christmas in an English church. Kinda neat.

youtu.be...
  7:34am morphe':

Ah Yes - the long ago Times SQ -
Samuel Delany's book TIME SQ RED, TIMES SQ BLUE is quite insightful about the days and a critique of the changes/loss...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34am dale:

90.1 went dead.
  7:35am Listener Bop Monroe:

movie is described in the UK as a 1980 'video nasty'.
love that term!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35am dale:

oh - there you are.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 7:35am HyperDose:

That sounds like my kind of movie. Also season 2 of American Horror Story is super necessary today.
Avatar Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 7:37am Fredericks:

"Freshly produced ambergris has a marine, fecal odor. It acquires a sweet, earthy scent as it ages."
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 7:37am Creature Boy:

Google lists Solomon Burke as an "American preacher" first and foremost
Avatar 7:38am TDK60:

Good morning.
  7:38am Listener Bop Monroe:

take a letter to my lawyers Hungadunga, Hungadunga, Hungadunga and McCormack!
  7:40am Tom from Stirling.:

These crazy Christmas songs are just crazy.
Mince pie for everybody. It's Christmas!
  7:40am annette:

@Gerry. connect the dots. NRBQ . Mrs Adams. drummer friend of Zander. lives in oklahoma. im not on facebook. lost contact. miss her. passed my toy piano signed by terry adams to her.
  7:42am Listener Bop Monroe:

i don't want my hair messed!!!!!!
  7:44am annette:

@ Tom. i agree. this is crazysweetsuperpreciousBTW you bring me great memories of that Gladstone line..
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:44am Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Merry Toddmas everyone! I'm still trying to get over the Spazz Xmas spectacular last night.
Avatar 7:45am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@annette: No love for the Dover branch?
  7:45am swk in hb:

Merry Merry! Great playlist today Todd!
Avatar 7:45am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Jeff formerly from Rahway: That was something else!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:48am john_NN_nn_n:

merry xmas Todd and all glisteners
  7:48am Tom from Stirling.:

@annette: Christmas-O-morning on WFMU!
OH, you mean the Erie Marijuana line?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48am Frank In Queens:

Todd hosting the morning show? It's a Xmas miracle!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:48am john_NN_nn_n:

... and skel crew!
  7:49am hifivicky:

merry xmas morn, Todd! this is so great to wake up to 🎄
Avatar 7:49am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Frank In Queens: Merry Xmas to you and Christina!
  7:49am annette:

@actually. the Dover branch is the m&e line. worked that also all the way to hackettstown. miss jersey. hugs.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:50am medson:

Jonsey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50am Frank In Queens:

Thanks Todd! Warm holiday wishes to you and Cheryl as well!
Avatar 7:51am Edward Tellerhands:

yawns, stretches.
did I miss the Kwanzaa set?
  7:51am Dot:

Merry Christmas Todd and Glistners! 🎄 Thanks for filling in Todd and playing an awesome Christmas set!!! Mambo!!!
Avatar 7:52am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@hifivicky: Glad you are awake for it!
Avatar 7:52am Mike W:

weird xmas: no signal at 91.9FM, but the 91.1FM is okay...it’s just a full song behind the stream.
okay thanks this has been your xmas traffic report
  7:52am Tom from Stirling.:

Heard Glen Jones read William Burroughs "The Junky's Christmas". A great Christmas Memory. Indeed
  7:53am Dot:

Jonsey!!!!!☃️
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:53am Strandlund:

Merry X-Mas Todd and all you beautiful Glisteners out there!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53am Chop Scott:

I woke up just in time! Cheers Todd to you & Sissophonic!!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 7:53am Krys O.:

I remember a great video for this song on the old VHS compilation that WFMU put out in the 80s called Radio as a Visual Medium.
  7:54am annette:

@Tom you will find a ton of vodka sippers in the bushes in hackettstown. no buds there
Avatar 7:54am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Krys O: I love that video! Haven't seen it in decades...was done by Tom Bergin, Chris T. and perhaps Jim Ryan.
Avatar 7:55am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Chop Scott: Just in time to hear your name! Good morning!
  7:59am Tom from Stirling.:

Hey! This "Christmas Time is really nice. Up next The Roches?
  8:00am Daybreak & Son:

From Daybreak’s Son:
Hope you have a merry Christmas.
Avatar 8:03am Deborah:

Good Morning Todd, Crew, Glisteners!
  8:04am Carla:

Todd, you're a mensch for filling in this morning for Clay.
All the best to you, sir.
Avatar 8:05am Deborah:

Usually not a fan of holiday music but listening this morning, yes!
Avatar 8:05am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Carla: Mazel Tov!
  8:05am Daybreak & Son:

Poppa Daybreak loves this song!!!!
Sing it Tom!
Play it Todd!
  8:07am Listener Bop Monroe:

now this is a song that brings tears to my eyeys...
  8:07am earthwalker:

Like Jerry Garcia you can't understand the lyrics but it's great
  8:08am morphe':

worked St Marks Bookshop '82-'87 one of the four owners mandated xmas music only .... mostly had xmas shows but this one does stand out well ... good job TopT...MUST HAVE BEEN A LOT OF WORK... THANKS
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08am dale:

tom sure channeled satchmo in that one.
  8:09am pp:

what happens when Sabu visits the Twin Cities alone
  8:09am miniteeny:

The playing of the Pogues
  8:09am earthwalker:

Merry Christmas kids
Peace Good Health All
2021
  8:09am morphe':

spell check - not
mostly had xmas shows
mostly hate xmas shows but this one does stand out well ... good job TopT...MUST HAVE BEEN A LOT OF WORK... THANKS
  8:11am hifivicky:

that low cut connie--> tom waits was a poetic segue 😥
  8:12am Earthwalker:

Morphe 82 87. St Marks
We must have met there too
Avatar 8:12am TDK60:

Hola Morphe. It's a darn shame St. Marks Books closed.
  8:13am annette:

blue valentine. gotta get waits off the stage and give us more of what we are used to. WAITS FOR PREZ
Avatar 8:14am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@morphe': interesting that you mention the music there...in its final years off St. Marks (but before the store moved further east) the musical selection when I walked in there was largely superb.
  8:14am clay addict:

Thank u Todd; touched by god ( as far as playlists go)... and maybe beyond).
  8:16am Gerry from Miami:

"Fairy Tale of New York" is so incredibly great! Tom Waits's ""Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis" is also right up there. And "2000 Miles" from the Pretenders! Thanks,Todd. You know your Yuletide tunes. I am so happy and so sad at the same time. Christnas can do that to you.
  8:16am Daybreak & Son:

8:15 I just released Daybreak’s son to Wake Daybreak’s daughter...
This will likely be my last transmission...
Merry Christmas everyone, my son and I had a good time reading the comments to keep him from crawling out of his skin!!!
  Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:19am jeanjae:

Best wishes to Todd and glisteners.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:21am YETI BOB:

I used to say, the holiday season wasn't complete until I heard Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" (I don't like the song, mind you). This year I might have to play it myself because I just didn't spend time in the kind of places where they play that.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:21am Strandlund:

RAMONES!!!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:21am YETI BOB:

Or maybe it's just out of style. Merry Christmas everyone!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:21am medson:

Great tunes and coffee. Perfect.
  8:21am morphe':

St Marks .. other than xmas .... a lot of good music ... Stanley Crouch used to complain a lot - we called him Stanely Grouch!!!! as in, "f*** Stanely Grouch is here..."
  8:22am Otto:

Merry merry merry!
  8:22am Earthwalker:

Daybreak. Kids ya can’t live with em
Ya can’t take em out back and shoot em
I have 3
  8:22am superbryntendo:

Todd my iPhone Xmas playlist has a most of these jams for the holiday! Awesome stuff🎶 Merry Christmas! ☃️🤘🏻
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:22am YETI BOB:

Hey morphe'. I'm sure you must have sold me some books, I was a New Jersey kid who came in to NYC every weekend and I bought a lot of books at that store
Avatar 8:24am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@superbryntendo: You must have a kick-ass playlist!
  8:25am Dot:

Merry Christmas Joey, RIP 🕎🎄❄️⛄
  8:26am annette:

@ Yeti, used books are such a rarity. luckily, in my small town, we still have a very active give and take book shed. such comfort having paper in hand.
  8:27am Tom from Stirling.:

Hey! It was Dr. Anthony Fauci birthday yesterday.
Today it Jesus birthday. Crazy
  8:27am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Todd, you are such a sport! Good morning everybody, merry merry!
  8:28am morphe':

Yeti - surely then ... caught an older teen stealing sci-fi... I explained to him that we could get full credit on mass market paperbacks by returning the covers.. I told him make his selections and get the books (minus the front cover) for free and hassle free - was that you Yeti?????
Avatar 8:28am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Rachel Bo Rachel: Good sport or sucker?!!? It's a fine line! Hope you and your family have a good one!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:28am Doug in JC:

Todd, we need a birthday shoutout for Efrem. He's had a terrible terrible year. You might remember him from DJing his wedding with Gaylord
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:28am YETI BOB:

@Annette: I agree, I love used book stores, but I used to buy mostly new books at St Marks. I live in Chicago now and there are some good bookstores near where I live.
Avatar 8:29am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Doug in JC: Oh damn, I am sorry to hear that...good dude!
  8:29am Listener Bop Monroe:

and a dozen copies of Miserlou
Avatar 8:29am TDK60:

I mostly went to St. Marks for the radical newspapers and music magz.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:29am YETI BOB:

@morphe': No, I was too timid to try anything like that!! In my mind I was a super-rebellious punk rocker but in my presentation to the world I was a polite soft-spoken kid.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:30am YETI BOB:

it's very cool that you made that offer instead of just tossing him out on the street
  8:30am Gerry from Miami:

The Crossfires out of Westchester High in LtA! Better known as the freakin' Turtles!!
  8:31am Tom from Stirling.:

Used books got all those funny markings and colors and whatnot. Hate to think where that nasty stuff came from.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:32am YETI BOB:

@Tom: It varies, I've picked up some used art books in perfect condition. Hardcovers tend to be less marked up and beat up than paperbacks.
Avatar 8:32am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Maybe I'm just weird, but I love the smell of a new book.
  8:33am GUMBY:

Merry Christmas Todd and all Freeformers out there!!!!
  8:33am Sarah:

Lots of fun this morning thanks
  8:33am taryninstereo:

May all your Chinese food orders be delicious if you didn’t take care of that tradition yesterday. More importantly, what movies are you watching today?
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:33am john_NN_nn_n:

loving the toons in brooklyn
  8:33am Earthwalker:

Annette. We were not long ago up in the French Alpes a small town we found a free books booth shed originals French books
  8:33am Tom from Stirling.:

Library books too. Those stains. Yuck
Avatar 8:34am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@taryninstereo: Seems like "Christmas Evil" is the film of choice among those gathered here!
  8:34am Rick A.:

Throughout all of the WFMU Christmas shows, I have yet to hear anything from the Dwight Twilley Christmas album from 2005. Christmas Stars is a very moving song from that album.
Avatar 8:35am Deborah:

Todd-o-phonic Todd:
Not weird at all! New books are exciting. Used books tell many stories besides what is being read.
  8:35am Tom from Stirling.:

@Rick A. : yeah, and what about the Roches?!
  8:35am annette:

@Yeti. actually bought a bookshelf when i moved and retired. it was a great big hand made L shaped. had to take the door off the hinges to haul it up the stairs.
Avatar 8:35am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Rick A: Evan played "Christmas Night" from that album on Wednesday night.
  8:36am Gerry from Miami:

Typo-- the Crossfires/Turtles were from Westchester High in LA. Knew the band's first bassist, Chuck Portz. Great guy, but he quit the band early. He told me that the life of a young rock band on the road was somehing he wanted no part of. Imagine!
  8:36am Dot:

Never heard the Xmas song by Wild Billy Childish before. December is my favorite month to listen to fmu!!
  8:36am taryninstereo:

@Todd Thank you for the recap!
  8:37am MFlynn:

Once saw Dr. John share a bill with John Prine, Show billed as a “couple of Johns”.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:37am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Todd and glisteners. Enjoying the seasonal tunes today. 🤶 🎁 🎅 🎄
  8:37am morphe':

Yeti - I told him come in late Friday or Sat eve so no owners would be about .. he came back fairly regularly ... least a person could do for a sweet "polite soft-spoken kid."
Avatar 8:37am TDK60:

I saw Billy Childish once (during a blues phase). He said his mustache was better than Jack White's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38am Barkevious Shabazz:

Can we take a moment this yuletide to consider the splendor of Roz Kelly in "New Years Evil"?
Avatar 8:38am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

"New Year's Evil"?!!?
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:38am Corey:

The suspense builds!
  8:39am Earthwalker:

Still have a bunch of 60s books I bought in San Francisco. Ex. Abby Hoffman
Steal this book
  8:39am Listener Bop Monroe:

goodness, what trauma!
  8:40am annette:

@Tary, got great chinese walking distance. downed a bucket of dumplings. but savoured 3 meals of vegetable ho fun. Happy Holiday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43am Barkevious Shabazz:

Yes, TOPT, "New Year's Evil" packs a wollop!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:43am YETI BOB:

@TDK60: Not even a question in my mind, Billy Childish has the best moustache
  8:43am hifivicky:

never thought of Levon as a xmas song but it totally fits! brilliant!
  8:43am Earthwalker:

Last time I saw Elton got a big hug !
He’s good people !
  8:45am taryninstereo:

Yay, @annette! I’m usually not at home this time of year and enjoy Chinese food elsewhere (loved doing that with my husband’s grandma in South Florida), but tonight I’ll be ordering locally from Ma LaLa in Astoria.
  8:45am Rick A.:

Thanks, Todd, I will check the archive. I'm a bit surprised that it has not been on regular rotation.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 8:46am Hoboken Jack:

Happy 16th night of Hanukkah, everybody!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 8:46am HyperDose:

Yes Otis, speak your bluesy wisdom!
Avatar 8:47am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Rick A: It's too chilly for Twilley!
  8:47am Carla:

Todd Rungren, Elton and Otis. Now there's a holy trinity!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 8:47am Buddha of Suburbia:

Good morning Todd! Morning and afternoon friends!! Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 8:48am Creature Boy:

I have just bought myself a beat up copy of John Fred and the Playboys 1st album for 5 $ on discogs 4xmas
  8:48am Tom from Stirling.:

"Scrooged" is a good Christmas movie with Bill Murray and David Johansen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48am DonJuanTijuana:

Late to the party, Merry Christmas @TOPT!!!
  8:48am taryninstereo:

@Jack What happens when we get to the lucky 18th night or do we stop at 16 nights? I forget.
  8:48am Earthwalker:

Hi Buddha
Merry Christmas !
  8:49am LES Brian:

Marry Christmas!! This reminds me that Serv-a-tron (the Man or Astroman spin-off) has a great Xmas 45.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:49am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Jack. If Christmas stuff can go on sale before Halloween, Hanukkah can certainly extend a bit as well.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 8:50am Hoboken Jack:

Taryn, little known rule but there is a second 7th inning stretch.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:50am medson:

Thanks for the great morning of music Todd. Catch ya next time. Have a Happy.
  8:50am Rick A.:

Fair enough, I'm not sure what that means; Twilley has a more west coast vibe? Either way, happy Christmas Todd, great fill in show.
  8:50am MFlynn:

Thanks a ton Todd!!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:51am Handy Haversack:

Hey hey, Todd and all the Glisteners! Merry and happy and whatnot unto you all.

Kate was trying to get me to sleep in more, Todd, but I wanted to catch the last few minutes at least -- thanks for being here!
  8:51am Earthwalker:

Merry Rocking Christmas
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:51am Doug in JC:

Good morning Handy! Happy holidays to both of you
Avatar 8:52am Beast of Boonton:

Todd - You have curated a fine Christmas show today.
Merry Christmas
Avatar 8:52am TDK60:

Thanks Todd. Another eggnog?
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:53am Handy Haversack:

And to you, Doug!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:53am TheNewLexGofer:

Merry Christmas, Todd and Glisteners! Good stuff!
Avatar 8:53am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Rick A: One time I was doing a gig with Dwight...I think it was in early March or something like that...he called me at 2 a.m. the night before and asked me what the weather was like (even though his gig the night he called was in Philly and our gig was in Brooklyn). I told him it was in the low 50's, mild for the time of year. And he said, "That's chilly for Twilley". It's stuck with me!
  8:53am Earthwalker:

Thanks The Show Todd !
  8:53am Andrea:

Great Music ! Happy Xmas from Italy
  8:53am morphe':

Thanks TopT and all ...!!!!!!!! Till Sat arrives!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8:53am Earthwalker:

For !
Avatar 8:54am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Don't go yet Medson!
  8:54am MFlynn:

What a great Christmas morning!!!
Avatar 8:54am TDK60:

Todd, I saw the 5 6 7 8s once! In Youngstown, Ohio.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 8:54am HyperDose:

Back to bed Handy! The presents will still be there when you wake up!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 8:55am Hoboken Jack:

thanks TOPT and skeleton! Merry Christmas hp ken, Medson Man, Vicky, MFlynn, Krys, Frank, Jeff, Fredericks, everybody celebrating!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55am DonJuanTijuana:

Damn! Gonna have to go to the archive & catch this show afterwards..I feel like I'm at Maxwells again...just need some Mummies & it's a wrap!
  8:56am annette:

gotta agree TOP doing an over the top. TANX TO ALL WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE. hugs all over.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:56am medson:

Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57am Andrew in Toronto:

Thanks for another great show!!!!
  8:57am Tom from Stirling.:

O no, you can't sit down. You can't sit down! Merry Christmas.
And whatnot
  8:58am Listener Bop Monroe:

have a safe and happy one all!
thnx again Mr. TOPT, blessings to you and yours.
today in history... someone was born i hear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58am Stillwell Coney Islander:

Have a wonderful weekend Todd!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:58am Corey:

Saved the best for last! This was the xmas morning wake up track for my 15 month year old. Thanks for the great show Todd and crew! God bless us everyone.
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 8:58am Handy Haversack:

Ha, HyperDose, we watched all three Community Xmas eps. last night! Baby Boomer Santa, thank you for everything!

And thank YOU, Todd!
  8:58am Rick A.:

Alright, thank you for the clarification, Todd. It's a memorable line. Incidentally, I attended a wedding you deejayed in Bushwick in August 20219. I would have told you how much I enjoyed your show though I only found out after the event that you were the DJ. We danced joyously to your set.
Avatar 8:59am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Hope I got your holiday off to a good start! I'll try and do it again on New Year's Day!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 8:59am Creature Boy:

Rip Leslie West , long live the Vagrants
  8:59am Gerry from Miami:

Made my day, Todd! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Keep on rockin'!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 8:59am HyperDose:

Merry Christmas Todd and everyone! Let the party begin!!!
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:00am Krys O.:

Thanks, Todd
Avatar Wake Supporter Marathon 2022 Wake Golden Glistener Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:00am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Todd. Glisteners can review the fiasco from last night with Night Manger, The Jingleberrie, Sleigher and more! www.wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:01am John from Madison:

Later gator
Avatar 7:23am Scott C. (Ambassador Feelgood):

I'm digging this playlist on Boxing Day. Just outstanding, TOPT!
I'm a day late, but not a dollar short. (Thanks, Mom!)
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