SWO's Christmas Mixes, Podcasts and Radio Shows


Santas Working Overtime @ 8tracks

2 Cool 4 Xmas
...featuring artists like Weeer, Billy Idol, Loretta Lynn, Jill Sobule, Graham Parker and more. 23 tracks that put the fun in a dysfunctional holiday.

The 12 (x12) Days of Christmas (1)
Twelve unique versions of The Twelve Days of Christmas from the likes of Bob and Doug McKenzie, The Care Bears and Webley Edwards.

Mambo Santa Mambo!
Santa loves to Mambo! Rudolph Loves to Mambo! Mommy Loves to Mambo (with you know who)!

Winter (For Athena)
An indie flavored wintry mix with Band of Horses, Mumford and Sons, Voxtrot and more..

Oh God No, It's Christmas (1)
11 Christmas songs for people who hate Christmas with The Country Squirrels, Joe Dolce and Elvis Presley Jr

Oh God No, It's Still Christmas
Another collection of questionable holiday fare featuring singing pets, gassy kids and Lene Lovitch, The Serious Brothers and Billy Idol.

Baby it's a Fairytale of NY Out There
A dozen holiday duets from Built For The Sea, She & Him, Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler,Colbie Caillat and Justin Young and more...

Christmas Angels
Celebrate the holidays with the angelic voices of Kate Bush, Dido, Kate Rusby and 7 others...

Sister Winter
16 wintry tracks from Leon Redbone, Ferrante & Teicher,Tracey Thorn, Ivy and many more. From indie pop to easy listening singer songwriters and folkies. Stay warm...

The Breakfast (with Santa) Club
15 holiday tunes from, or imbued with the spirit of, the eighties. Features festive tunage from The Pretenders, Cocteau Twins, Hyperbubble and Saint Etienne

A dozen indie-esque tunes featuring Frightened Rabbit, The Raveonettes, and  Math and Physics Club...


Reindeer Tracks (8tracks.com)

Reindeer Tracks i : Last Christmas : Best of 2010
The first in a new series of Christmas mixes looks back at some of the best Christmas tracks either released, or that I first noticed, last year. Eight tracks including music by Brandi Shearer, Carbon Leaf, The Mynabirds and Shadetree.

Reindeer Tracks ii : Sea of Snowflakes : Best of 2010 ii
8 more of my favorite songs either released or re-discovered last Christmas. Eight tracks including music by Beth Whitney, Buridane, Robbers on High Street, Pomplemoose and Kate Taylor.

Reindeer Tracks iii : Our Holiday Sweaters : Best of 2010 iii
More of my favorite tracks (new and rediscovered) from Christmas Last. Eight tracks including music by Au Revoir Simone, Erlend Oye, and Glossies.

Reindeer Tracks iv : Let it Snow : Best of 2010 iv
More of my favorite tracks (new and rediscovered) from Christmas Last. Eight tracks including music by Au Revoir Simone, Erlend Oye, and Glossies.

Reindeer Tracks v : Coming Home : Best of 2010 v
Eleven tracks including music by Craig Wedren, Data Romance, Local Natives and Piney Gir'.
Reindeer Tracks vi : A Very She & Them Christmas
Thirteen of the season's newest tracks including music by Carole King, She & Him, Sunturns, Matthew West and Matt Wertz.

Reindeer Tracks vii : Just Like Christmas
Ten rockin' holiday tracks including music by Low, Billy Squire, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Rea, and Elvis Presley.


The (Nearly) Perfect Christmas Mix (Part 1.1)

Pre-Season's Greetings 2010

Why Fidelity was a Podcast I did a few years ago. Each show featured an eclectic mix of easy listening, lounge, soundtrack, exotica, retro-pop, indie-pop and novelty songs. The annual highlights, both for me as a "DJ" and my listeners, judging by download counts, were my season long series of Christmas shows. Last year I uploaded 2007's holiday broadcasts to Mixcloud as well as a special new 2010 edition.

Why Fidelity Christmas 2010

  1. My Birthday Comes on Christmas - Spike Jones
  2. Snow, Snow - Monty Kelly, His Orch. and Chorus
  3. Snow Man - Diane Ray
  4. Christmas Vacation - Bobby Vee
  5. Sweet Gingerbread Man - The Second Generation
  6. I'd Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus-That Christmas Feeling - Hugo Winterhalter
  7. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant (The Divine Infant Is Born) - Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra
  8. Le petit renne au nez rouge - Pierre Lalonde
  9. My Favorite Things - Dionne Warwick
  10. Moonlight In Vermont - Buddy Greco
  11. The Christmas Song - Tony Mottola
  12. Steps In The Snow - Silvetti
  13. Christmas Is Gettin' Mighty Close - Bonnie Lou
  14. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - Jimmy Boyd

Why Fidelity 99 - Comin' Up Christmas Time

  1. Jingle Bells - Norman Luboff Choir
  2. Sixty Seven Santas - Quinto Sisters
  3. If You Can Sing A Happy Song (For Christmas) - The Golddiggers
  4. Cancion de Navidad (The Christmas Song) - Hermanos Zavala
  5. Up On Holidays - High-On "Pops" Orchetra & Chorus
  6. Santa Is On His Way - Li'l Wally & The Harmony Boys
  7. Icicles, Holly, Red Berries And Snow - The Caroleers
  8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - The Living Strings
  9. Oh! Lutefisk - Stan Boreson
  10. Santa's Got A Brand New Bag - The Hollyridge Strings
  11. Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? - John Barry
  12. A Song and a Christmas Tree (The Twelve Days of Christmas) - Andy
  13. Comin' Up Christmas Time - Hanna-Barbera
  14. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ken Thorne Orch.
  15. We Wish You A Merry Christmas - The Mike Sammes Singers

Why Fidelity 100 - Sing We Now of Christmas

  1. Jag såg mamma kyssa tomten - Margaret Bienert
  2. Christmas Time Is Here - Jeff Collins
  3. Jingle Bells - Toni Harper
  4. The Sounds of Christmas - Line Material
  5. Santa Nicola - Lou Monte
  6. Here Comes Santa Claus - The Spotnicks
  7. We Need A Little Christmas - Robert Wolfe
  8. Sing We Now of Christmas - Knight Song
  9. Carol of the Bells/My Favorite Things - Sounds Alumni
  10. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - The Three Suns
  11. Wintertime & Christmastime - John Gary
  12. Winter Wonderland - The Osmond Brothers
  13. It's Christmas - Ontario Lottery Corporation
  14. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - American Novelty Orchestra
  15. Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer - Mariachi Arriba Juarez

Why Fidelity 101 - It Must Be Christmas

Why Fidelity 102 - A Kiss For Christmas

Why Fidelity 103: Too Fat for the Chimney

Why Fidelity 104: North Pole Penguin

Santas Working Overtime's Stocking Stuffer Podcasts

Dance Santa Dance!
Santa loves to dance the Mambo, the Twist, the Monkey, the Cha Cha Cha and even the horizontal twist! Thirteen tracks including music by The Enchanters, Pete Ruggolo, Arnold Dover, Benny Strong, and Hernando Hopkins.

Comfort, Joy