Monday, November 24, 2014

New Holiday Music: Heart & Friends, 7eventh Time Down, The Lonely Wild

Heart & Friends - Home for the Holidays


 A Christmas Wish List  - 7eventh Time Down


 Holidays - The Lonely Wild


New Holiday Music: Cloverton, Blue Rodeo, Paolo Fresu Quintet

We Sing Joy - Cloverton


A Merrie Christmas To You -  Blue Rodeo


 Jazzy Christmas (feat. Daniele di Bonaventura) - Paolo Fresu Quintet


New Holiday Music: Over The Rhine, Mark Kozelek, Proxy

Blood Oranges In The Snow - Over The Rhine

Sings Christmas Carols - Mark Kozelek


 Christmas - Proxy


New Holiday Music:Midnight Clear Compilation, Home Free, 100 Festive Christmas Concertos

Midnight Clear - A Solid State Compilation 

Full of Cheer - Home Free

100 Festive Christmas Concertos

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Afternoon Update

TV & Film

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” on Wednesday, Dec. 3 (press release @ TV by the Numbers)

Hallmark Channel Kicks-Off ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Digital and Social Media Strategy (TV Media Insights)

Christmas shopping in 1986? Try the Bangor Mall (The Retroist)

TCM and Macy’s Offer Annual Screening of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’  (TV Media Insights)

‘Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas’ Intervenes  (NYT)


Sabrina Carpenter - Silver Nights (My Festive Fizzy Pop)

Harriet - December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas) (My Festive Fizzy Pop)

Check Out Christmas A Go Go's Spotify Playlist

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Country Christmas Albums from Darius Rucker, Leann Rimes & TV's Nashville

Home For The Holidays
Darius Rucker

One Christmas: Chapter One
Leann Rimes

Christmas With Nashville
Nashville Cast

Wednesday Afternoon Holiday Linkage

New Holiday Music

Chris August

It's Christmas on Mack Avenue

Holiday Music Links

My Festive Fizzy Pop on  Jon McLaughlin's Christmas EP

Karen O covers “Marshmallow World”@ CoS

The UPDATED Secret History Of Band Aid @ Freaky Trigger


The Grumpy Cat movie is so ironic, Aubrey Plaza can't handle it @ Mashable

Holiday - Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire
Dinsdale Kringle Says
"Exceeded my expectations, most legacy acts either phone in their late career holiday efforts or have seemingly lost their chops. Not so for Earth Wind & Fire's new release "Holiday". Fans will not be disappointed"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Rock By The Sea Christmas - Volume Five

A Rock By The Sea Christmas :: Volume Five

Dinsdale Kringle says
"Fifth in a series of charity compilations supporting the fight against pediatric cancer. Plenty of great new additions for your rockin' Christmas playlists. Artists include Carbon Leaf, Tony Lucca, Dexter Freebish, The Georgia Flood and Red Wanting Blue. "

Tuesday Evening Holiday Links

New Holiday Music

The Lonely Wild

(listen on Spotify)

Kate Wallace

(listen on Spotify)

The Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal

(listen on Spotify)

The Most Promising Christmas Albums of the Year (MusicMic)

Holiday TV 

I Love Lucy Christmas Special to air on CBS (TV by the Numbers)

Holiday Cheer on Food Network & Cooking Channel (The Futon Critic)

Original Holiday Movies Make Hallmark Channel the Weekend's Most-Watched Cable Network Among Women 25-54 (TV by the Numbers)


Christmas Tree shaped Doritos in Japan (Brand Eating h/t Food Network)

15 Epic Christmas light displays to inspire you this season (SheKnows)

How to get through Christmas without losing your mind (The Glamorous Housewife)

Holiday Links / Tuesday Afternoon

New Holiday Music

The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo)
(or listen on Spotify)

(or listen on Spotify)

House of Heroes
@ Bandcamp
(or listen on Spotify)

Holiday Music Links

Band Aid 30: One Direction among celebrity line-up (Telegraph)

Free Album Stream: ‘Christmas At Downton Abbey’ Album Premiere: Elizabeth McGovern Talks Holiday Collection (Billboard)

iHeartRadio has 25 Holiday Stations streaming now

Holiday Film & TV

RiffTrax Live: SANTA CLAUS (Official Trailer)

TCM brings A Christmas Carol & Christmas in Connecticut to theaters (Broadway World)

Best Christmas Ads on TV for 2014 (Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365)

Jem, Stretch Armstrong, Skeletor Among Toys In New 'Happy Honda Days' Ad Campaign (Rediscovering the '80s)


Did you not get the Electric Train you wanted for Christmas in 1980? @ The Retroist

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Holiday Link Catch-up (Nov. 10)

Links you may have missed the last few days...

Christmas Underground on local Portland compilation Pdxmas 2014

Also on the Underground Faye & the Scooges latest holiday bauble

Stubby previews The Smoke Fairies upcoming seasonal offering

Los Campesino's Christmas E.P. also previewed at Stubby's House of Christmas

Elves' Bells! has The Disappointment Choir's new video for A Pretty Good Christmas

My Festive Fizzy Pop on the Downton Abbey Christmas album

Check out Never Mind The Baubles - Small Bear's 2014 Christmas Album (via Christmas a Go Go)

Variety pans Robin William's final holiday flick

Printmakers supreme Dark Hall Mansion's newest holiday offering: The Year Without a Santa Claus

New Christmas adverts out from U.K. retail giants John Lewis | Boots | Waitrose | Tesco | Aldi | Argos 

For more links throughout the day check out our twitter feed @SantasWorkingOT

Friday, November 7, 2014

That's Christmas To Me - Pentatonix

That's Christmas To Me
Dinsdale Kringle says
"Ya like a capella pop? Ya like Christmas Music? Well then, you'll really like That's Christmas To Me. Good stuff."

A Michael Feinstein Christmas

A Michael Feinstein Christmas

Dinsdale Kringle says
" 'S Wonderful collection of holiday standards presented in elegantly simple arrangements by Great American Songbook master Feinstein."

Great American Christmas Songbook: Heavy Rotation

Thursday, November 6, 2014

An Americana Christmas

An Americana Christmas
(Compilation - New West )

Dinsdale Kringle says
"Nice collection of country & folk tracks including more than a few worthy of any down home holiday playlist"

Holiday tunes from Vic Goddard, Lucy Hale, Mark Schultz and Laura van Kaam

Four new tracks plus a bonus from the vaults...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lit Up Like A Christmas Tree - Rough Shop

Lit Up Like A Christmas Tree
Rough Shop

Dinsdale Kringle says.. "Highly Recommended!" 

Rock/Folk Rock: Heavy Rotation 

Check it out...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Christmas Album - Human Nature

The Christmas Album
Human Nature

Dinsdale Kringle says
"2013 Aussie hit from grown up boy band Human Nature getting its official stateside release. R&B tinged A/C has its moments but nothing essential."

Holiday Wishes - Idina Menzel

Holiday Wishes
Idina Menzel

Dinsdale Kringle says
"Unsurprisingly polished set of holiday standards old and new-ish. Good stuff!"

Great American Christmas Songbook: Heavy Rotation

Holiday For Swing - Seth MacFarlane

Holiday For Swing
Seth MacFarlane

Dinsdale Kringle says
 "Wonderfully evocative old school arrangements and first rate production. Seth MacFarlane clearly loves this stuff and it shows"

Great American Christmas Songbook: Heavy Rotation