Tinsel Tunes - The Christmas Music Podcast
By Tinsel Tunes
Hear about classics, modern songs, songs you love, and even those songs that you dislike. We go deep into the history of Christmas songs, explore the compositions, and play lots of music!
Tinsel Tunes - The Christmas Music PodcastOct 29, 2023
59: What's This?
What's This? (Official Soundtrack Version)
"The Simpsons" theme song
“Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” by Tchaikovsky
Pirates of Penzance
Love Shack by the B-52’s
Danny Elfman sings "What's This?" live at Lincoln Center
Fall Out Boy (from Nightmare Revisited)
Other versions of "What's This?" that were played:
Orchestral version by Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France
Acapella by Voiceplay
Rock by NateWantsToBattle
Solo Piano by Natalya Plays Piano
Ukelele by Thomas Benjamin Wild
Metal by Lauren Babic
Jazz by Disney Dave
Club remix by FThisRemix
Female singer by Caroline Makes Music
Chiptune by Professor Shyguy
58: Miss Fogerty's Christmas Cake
Versions played on this episode:
The McNulty Family
The Irish Rovers
Sharon Lois and Bram – Canadian Children’s Entertainers
Rum Ragged – Newfoundland band
Fire in the Glen
Ruby Murray – Miss O’Leary’s Irish Fruit Cake
Folk songs out of Wisconsin - 1941 - Lewis Moody
Trinity Cake by Allan Mills
57: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Duane and Scott discuss the carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem".
Versions of the song played on this episode:
- Mormon Tabernacle Choir
- Ploughboy’s Dream
- Chapel Choir of King’s College
- Nat King Cole
- Dolly Parton
- Sarah McLachlan
- Acapella version by Voiceplay
- Metal version by Paster Brad Rocks
- Reggae version by The Reggae All Stars
- Chiptune version by J. S. Salonen
- Folksy version by Blackmore's Night
- Trance version by Eros
- Punk version by Severe
- Hip Hop version by Crew X
- Vocal version by Hayley Westenra
56: Jingle Bell Rock
55: SingIt Live (Their Christmas Album)
This month, Duane and Scott review the 2022 Christmas album by the Youtube artists "SingIt Live". Check out the whole playlist.
Songs played in this episode:
- All I Want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey)
- Silent Night
- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
- Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
- Merry Christmas Baby
- Last Christmas (Wham)
- The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
- White Christmas
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Feliz Navidad
- Mary Did You Know
- The Prayer
Special thanks to SingIt Live for letting us use their music for this episode. Check them out on all the major streaming platforms!
54: Santa Baby
Songs played in this episode:
Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt (1953 version)
Philip Springer playing and singing his original version
Madonna - Santa Baby (1987)
Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby (1960 version)
Mae West - Santa Baby (1966)
LeAnn Rimes - Santa Baby (2004)
Taylor Swift - Santa Baby (2007)
Kellie Pickler - Santa Baby (2007)
Shakira - from 2009 NBC Special "Christmas in Rockefeller Center"
Kylie Minogue - Santa Baby (2010)
Kelly Clarkson - Santa Baby (2021)
Michael Bublé - Santa Baby (2011)
Everclear - Santa Baby (1997)
Ska version by Ska-J
Rock Version by First to Eleven (2018)
Reggae Version by Deynque
Barbershop Quartet Version by Fiveways Barbershop Quartet
Chiptune Version by Scarlet Lotus
53: The Christmas Music of Johnny Marks
This month, Duane and Scott explore the Christmas music written by the prolific songwriter Johnny Marks.
Songs played in the episode:
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Julien Neel
- Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree performed by Julia & Jack
- A Holly Jolly Christmas performed by The Quinto Sisters
- Silver & Gold performed by The Ophelias
- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day performed by Smalltown Poets
- When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter performed by Anne Lloyd, Michael Stewart, & The Sandpipers
- The Night Before Christmas Song performed by Rosemary Clooney and Gene Autry
- Everyone's a Child at Christmas performed by Gene Autry (Not played during episode but here for reference)
- A Merry, Merry Christmas to You performed by Art Mooney
- The Santa Claus Parade performed by The Little Angels
- A Caroling We Go performed by Musical Monkeys
52: Ska Christmas Music
Scott and Duane are finally back at it! This month, we're discussing ska Christmas music.
Songs played during the episode:
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51: The Christmas Song
Scott and Duane discuss Nat King Cole's beloved song "The Christmas Song".
Cole's Versions we played:
- The original from 1946
- The second from 1946 with strings
- The 1953 version
- The definitive 1961 version
Notable Versions we played:
- Mel Torme
- Michael Bublé
- The Carpenters
- Tony Bennett
- Natalie Cole duet with Nat King Cole
- Andrea Bocelli with Natalie Cole
Genre versions we played:
Podcast Preview: Christmas Morning (with The Little Drummer Boy song battle)
As some of you may know, I host another podcast called "Christmas Morning" with Brandon Gray from "Deck the Hallmark". Our show is a weekly celebration of Christmas, including news, jokes, days until Christmas countdown, and TV listings. What may be of interest to Tinsel Tunes listeners is the Christmas music battle we do at the end of each episode where we compete to bring the best version of a given song by an independent artist on BandCamp.com. I'm including one episode of Christmas Morning here in the Tinsel Tunes feed because we'd love to have you over there. (If this isn't your thing, no worries! I won't be including any more of these here) You can find out more information about the show at christmasmorningpodcast.com. I hope you enjoy it!
Here's the link to vote on the music battle: https://pollforall.com/pkvpm6dx
50: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Scott and Duane discuss Andy Williams' beloved song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" from 1963.
Notable versions we played:
- Andy Williams
- Andy Wiliams and Kathy Triccoli
- Johnny Mathis
- Harry Connick, Jr.
- Barry Manillow
- Kylie Minogue
- Idina Menzel
- Cliff Richard
Genre versions of the song we played:
- Celtic Thunder (Celtic)
- Brian Setzer Orchestra (Big Band)
- Pentatonix (Acapella)
- Brett Eldridge (Country)
- Ainsworth Rose (Reggae)
- Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh (Punk)
- Classless Act (Rock)
- First to Eleven (Hard Rock)
- Beegie Adair (Jazz)
Silly versions of the song we played:
- Nasal Recorder (Nose Flute)
- MDRN (Dubstep Remix)
- Raxlen Slice (Chiptune)
- Adam LeFebvre (Barbershop Quartet)
- Gonzo and Rizzo from 2006 A Green and Red Christmas (Muppets)
Here's the Staples "Back to School" commercial referenced in the episode.
49: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
This month, Jay and Scott take a deep dive into the song "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen".
Songs played on this episode:
- Bach Choir
- Rondo Arrangement for Fortepiano
- The Choir Singers (from 1917)
- Nat King Cole
- Bing Crosby
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Perry Como
- Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan
- Metal: August Burns Red
- Irish Folk: The Irish Rovers
- Chiptune: Scunison
- Punk: The Myrrdurers
- Acapella: Pentatonix
- Parody: The Restroom Door Said Gentlemen by Bob Rivers
- Country: The Petersens
- Rock: First to Eleven
- Ska: Fayetteville Ska Alliance
- Dubstep/Trap: Skullee
- Reggae: The Reggae All-stars
Here's the episode of The Sopranos that Jay mentioned.
48: Boogie Woogie Christmas (with Duane!)
For half-Christmas, we have a special guest, Duane Bailey, on to discuss the 2002 album "Boogie Woogie Christmas" by the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Songs from this episode:
- Jingle Bells
- Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
- Winter Wonderland
- Blue Christmas
- Santa Claus is Back in Town
- Baby It’s Cold Outside
- The Nutcracker Suite
- The Man with the Bag
- Sleigh Ride
- So They Say It’s Christmas
- O Holy Night
- The Amens
- Let it Snow
- Run Rudolph Run
- What Are You Doin’ New Year’s Eve
- Cactus Christmas
- Santa Drives a Hot Rod
- Christmas Island
47: The Little Drummer Boy
In this episode, Jay and Scott discuss the history of "The Little Drummer Boy" and also go deep into the Bing Crosby/David Bowie duet. They even dig up obscure versions of the song by Ringo Starr, Jimi Hendrix, and more.
Check out the hilarious Saturday Night Live spoof of the Crosby/Bowie duet with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.
Versions of the song played in this episode:
- Julie Andrews Patapan (1975)
- Trapp Family Singers (1951)
- Jack Holloran Singers (1957)
- Harry Simone Chorale (1958)
- Bing Crosby and David Bowie (1977)
- Perry Como (1968)
- Jimi Hendrix (1969)
- Ray Charles (1985)
- Ringo Starr (1999)
- The Kings Singers (2013)
- Leslie Odom Jr. feat. Mzansi Youth Choir (2020)
- Hip-hop version by Lauryn Hill (1999)
- Jazz version by Dave Koz (2001)
- Country version by Toby Keith (2007)
- Jamaican Drummer Boy (Reggae version) by Shaggy (2011)
- Punk version by Sean Quigley (2011)
- Ska version by Reel Big Fish (2014)
- Acoustic version by Justin Gambino (2015)
- Chiptune version by Sara Lopez (2018)
- Metal version by Ben Dixon (2019)
- African Tribal Style by Alex Boye ft. Genesis Choir 2015
46: The Twelve Days of Christmas
In this month's episode, we discuss the origins and history of the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas".
Check out this Snopes article that fact checks the theory that there is are secret, coded Christian references in the song.
Versions played in this episode:
- Portland Choir and Orchestra
- Perry Como
- Roger Whittaker
- John Denver and the Muppets
- Ray Conniff Singers
- Straight No Chaser
- Jacob Miller (reggae style)
- Mob Vibe (trap style)
- Relient K (pop/punk style)
- Sara Evans (country style)
- Goldfinger (ska/punk style)
Parody versions played:
45: Carol of the Bells
This month, Scott and Jay discuss the history of "Carol of the Bells".
Versions of the Song Featured in this Episode:
- The Tabernacle Choir
- The Crimean Chamber Choir (Shchedryk)
- Corey Lennox (Major Key)
- Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians
- Roger Wagner Chorale
- Phil Spitalny's Hour of Charm
- Robert Shaw Chorale
- Southern Raised (Country)
- Dylan Johnson (Reggae)
- August Burns Red (Metal)
- Aubrey Logan (Scat Jazz)
- Skatune Network (Ska-Core)
- The Regulars Band (Kittystyle)
- PocketsUke (Kazookalele)
- Bethel University Department of Music (Handbell)
- Capital Kings (Dubstep)
- Nate Maelz & StickyBeats (Trap)
- Rush Coil (Chiptune)
- Lindsey Sterling (Violin)
- The Piano Guys
- John Williams (from Home Alone)
- Kenny Rogers
- Andra Day
- Straight No Chaser (Acapella)
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra
44: Jingle Bells
This month, Jay and Scott dive deep into the history of "Jingle Bells".
Songs Featured in this Episode:
- Tom Rouch
- The Edison Male Quartet
- Benny Goodman Orchestra
- Glenn Miller Orchestra
- Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
- Les Paul
- Don Charles (Dogs Barking Jingle Bells)
- Gemini 6 Broadcast from Space
- Dean Martin
- Frank Sinatra
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Michael Bublé
- Don Carlos and Glenice Spencer
- Sex Pistols
- The Ventures
- The Brian Setzer Orchestra
- Gwen Stefani
- Barbra Streisand
- Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
- Dolly Parton
- Johnny Cash
- Straight No Chaser
43: Snoopy's Christmas
This week, Jay and Scott listen to and discuss the song “Snoopy’s Christmas” by The Royal Guardsmen.
Songs Featured in this Episode:
Cover songs featured in the episode:
42 - Silent Night (and a special surprise!)
Hello everyone! This month, we will look at the song "Silent Night" with Scott and Jay from the Jingle Jank Podcast. Make sure you listen to the whole episode for a very special surprise!
Here are the versions of "Silent Night" we played in this episode:
- Matthew Green's Orchestral Rainbow
- Stevie Nicks
- Boyz II Men
- Bing Crosby
- Elvis Presley
- Andy Williams
- The Temptations
- The Carpenters
- Mariah Carey
- Josh Groban
- Michael Bublé
- Justin Bieber
- Kelly Clarkson (feat. Trisha Yearwood & Reba McEntire)
- The Impressions
- Huey "Piano" Smith
- John Denver and the Muppets
41 - Oh Come, All Ye Faithful
In this episode we'll look at the song "Oh come, all ye faithful". This is the "missing" episode from October, the audio was recovered from a dodgy recording and came out pretty good. There are lots of listener's versions in this episode.
40 - It's a Country Christmas
In this episode, we'll look at some favorite Country Christmas Songs from our listeners and some other Christmas Podcast hosts. This episode is filled to the brim with music!
This episode's top 5 list comes from long time listener Liz Asphodel, and we'll find out what her 5 favorite Country Christmas songs are as I'll read out what these songs mean to her.
After that we'll hear no less than 12 songs that listeners, hosts, and I like. We'll close out the episode with another chapter of "The Christmas Carol" recorded from vinyl.
5. It Must Have Been the Mistletoe (Barbara Mandrell 1983)
4. Blue Christmas Lights (Buck Owens and His Buckaroos 1965)
3. Happier Holidays (Sarah Morris 2018)
2. If We Make it Through December (Merle Haggard 1973)
1. Honky Tonk Christmas (Alan Jackson 1993)
Honorable Mention: Please, Daddy, Don't Get Drunk This Christmas (John Denver 1975)
Other Songs Featured:
Scott Leopold, Holly Jolly X'masu podcast:
Red Sovine - Billy's Christmas Wish (Faith In Santa)
B2 (Christmas With Red Sovine)
Tim Babb, Can’t wait for Christmas podcast:
Kenny Rogers - Children, Go Where I Send Thee (feat. Home Free)
Alonso Duralde, author of Have yourself a movie little Christmas:
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Listener Brian McGlin:
Christmas in Dixie by Alabama
Todd Killian from Christmas Clatter podcast:
Merry Christmas From The Family by Montgomery Gentry
39 - Once in Royal David's City
Hi listeners and welcome to Season 4, episode 1.In this episode, we'll recap the past month as a bit has happened. We'll also deep dive in to the song "Once in a Royal David's City". I ask for help with next month's episode and get to listen to another chapter on The Christmas Carol from vinyl.
Links to music used in the episode:
38 - Up on the House Top
Welcome to July's episode! In this episode, I'll talk about the song "Up on the House Top". We'll take a quick listen to a listener's suggestion from last month's song, "The Friendly Beasts". We touch on an idea for next month's 3rd birthday episode. We close the episode out with another snippet of The Christmas Carol as recorded from vinyl.
37 - The Friendly Beasts
Hi listeners! Just a short episode this month. In this episode, we'll look at one of the oldest Christmas songs, "The Friendly Beasts". We'll also listen to chapter two of the "A Christmas Carol" record from my collection.
35 - Cliff Richard's Number 1 Christmas Songs
Welcome back to Tinsel tunes with our first episode of 2021. It's great to be back!
This month I look at the two Number 1 Christmas songs from Cliff Richard, "Mistletoe" and "Wind and Saviour's Day".
Links to audio on listen to on Youtube:
Dennis Waterman - I Could Be So Good For You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRR-x9JZ_Oo
Val Doonican - The Christmas Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmzl9M0KbsA
Other versions of these songs:
Carola Søgaard and Christer Sjögren - Juletid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlikaadsqFo
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Mistletoe and Wine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVjLSoug-X0
Gregorian Chant - Mistletoe and Wine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUAD3V9Zqjw
Just in Case - Mistletoe and Wine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3aiKRsvzi0
Cliff Richard - Saviour's Day Official Video Cliff Richard - Saviour's Day (Official Video) - YouTube
Chris Eaton - Saviour's Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei_btOzgWrA
34 - Frosty the Snowman
Hi everyone, it’s great to be back! In this episode, we’ll look at the song "Frosty the Snowman". We’ll also hear about a new Christmas Podcast called "Behind the Bells" and you’ll hear how Christmas was used to save my Christmas. (It will make sense once you listen).
Behind the Bells
Townshend Lights display videos (will updated with new videos over the next couple of days) on YouTube:
The definitive Directory of Christmas Podcasts on Christmas Past:
32 - Nightmare before Christmas
This month, we look at other versions of the music used in the movie "Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas".
We also look at a Halloween song suggested by listener Benji Pearson. The song is a mash up from the songs "Come Little Children" and "The Hanging Tree": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SFf1CLrGeI
I'll also show you an other music podcast called Strong Songs https://strongsongspodcast.com/
A portion of the episode you'll hear is the episode Making Christmas https://strongsongspodcast.com/making-christmas-from-the-nightmare-before-christmas
This is Halloween
Broken Peach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNiI6C0142g
Leo Moracchioli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHImmMWehhE
Marilyn Manson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPqa2faffgU&list=RDlCET4j8W_fU&index=5
Youtuber Claudia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UzxyRluWIw
Fall out Boy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb1ZS6lMFuk&list=RDlCET4j8W_fU&index=2
Youtuber pellekoofficial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fslltR00kHs
31 - Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Hello listeners! In this episode, we’ll look at the song "Hark the Herald Angels Sing".
Also, do you want to find out what other Christmas podcasts are out there? Then listen to Todd from Christmas Clatter Podcast’s recent episode here to find out who they are. https://christmasclatter.com/do-you-hear-what-i-hear-podcast-edition/
Would you like to know all about the new Christmas music coming out for the 2020 season?
Listen to Rikki from Sleighbells and Mistletoe Podcast as she talks to JJ from Christmas Music News and hear everything you need to know. https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/sbmchristmas/id/16021322 and follow JJ on his Twitter account. https://twitter.com/NewXmasMusic
30 - Winter Wonderland & Second Birthday
Happy Birthday to us! This episode marks 2 years of Tinsel Tunes! In this episode, I’ll look at the song "Winter Wonderland". I also tell you about three, yes three, new Christmas podcasts:
Also birthday wishes from:
Brian from Christmas Past
Tim from Can’t Wait for Christmas Podcast
Chris and Kris from Christmas Time in the City Podcast
Adam from Merry Britsmas Podcast
Todd from Christmas Clatter Podcast
Gerry from Total Rad Christmas Podcast
Art from A Cozy Christmas Podcast
29 - Feliz Navidad
Welcome to this months episode! In this episode, we go into the song "Feliz Navidad" and listen to some versions suggested by some of our listeners. We also have a guest segment from Glen Warren from Seasons Eatings Podcast where Glen tells us about the Boar’s Head Carol.
Links to the songs used in this episode:
Walk of the Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwpvA3EsxIc
David Hasselhoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bBfUI5rHF4
El Vez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-JlaNgAOrM
First to Eleven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvd_rqU3lm8
Marlon Clark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rwenenDoKA
Laura Pausini https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYJKfs-fi4Q
Police Stopped my car – Bob Rivers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua4qUUMm93s
Feliz Snap you’re Dead – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhso-y2S1dI
Puss in Boots – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX5db82wkNU
Billy T James – Maori Christmas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frQvE_HLJoY
28 - Tarja Turunen: From Spirits and Ghosts
This month we go dark and look at the 20017 album "From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)" from ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen. We also have a short listen to three obscure songs brought to us from a listener.
27 - The Beatles Part 3: Ding Dong, Ding Dong & I Wanna be Santa Claus
Welcome back to the third and final episode in the Beatles in May series. In this episode I look at the Christmas offerings from George Harrison and Ringo Starr. George Harrison has the single :Ding Dong, Ding Dong", while Ringo Starr released a whole Christmas album titled "I Wanna be Santa Claus". We also hear some listener shared versions of John Lennon's Happy Christmas (War is Over).
26 - The Beatles, Part 2: Happy Christmas (War is over)
Welcome back to our second installment of the Beatles in May! This time we look at "Happy Christmas (War is Over)" as sung by John Lennon. I also introduce you to two new Christmas podcast and a new song by Harper Denhard.
25 - The Beatles Part 1: Wonderful Christmastime
Welcome to another episode of Tinsel Tunes! This episode is part 1 of a 3-part series on the Christmas offerings from the members of the Beatles. In this episode we look at Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime". I'll show you 6 other versions you may like.
And I'll touch on some changes being made to the format of Tinsel Tunes for the 2020 season. They're all good, I promise.
24 - Where is the Oi I gave the World?
Hello everyone and welcome to the first episode of 2020. In this episode, we’ll look at 10 Christmas songs done in the style of Punk Rock, both covers and originals.
These are the links mentioned in the episode:
23 - Battle Royal Winner Announced & News for Next Year
In this episode, we find out who the winner is for The Great Tinsel Tunes Battle Royal 2019. I also bring you some news about the upcoming year for Tinsel Tunes.
22 - A reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Enjoy this bonus episode where I read the poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Merry Christmas Everyone!
21 - Reyha Stevens, Robbie Williams, Finals of the Great Battle Royale 2019
In this episode, we'll hear from Reyha Stevens as she goes into detail about her new Christmas Album "Celebrate". I'll do a mini review of Robbie Williams' new Christmas album "The Christmas Present". We'll find out who our finalists are for the Tinsel Tunes Battle Royal 2019, with the winner to be announced in the next episode due to drop on the 25th December.
20 - All I Want For Christmas is You
In this episode, We look at Mariah Carry’s Classic Christmas offering "All I Want For Christmas is You". I’ll show you other versions that have been submitted by listeners through social media that may appeal to you, perhaps.
The chord that makes Christmas music sound so Christmassy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm4LO22-cyY
We’ll showcase two artists this month:
Harper Denard – Mary’s song
The Predicates – Midnight Christmas Lullaby
And Round Ten of The Great tinsel Tunes Battle Royale 2019 and get ready to vote in the Semi-Finals.
I stuffed up the listener’s choice entries dates and episodes, so here’s the rundown below:
19 - New Music for the 2019 Season
In this episode. I'll highlight some seasonal Christmas podcasts that have started releasing episodes for the 2019 season.
18 - The Music from The Santa Clause
In this late episode, we go into the music from the ever-popular movie "The Santa Clause". We also look at who won round eight of The great Tinsel Tunes Battle Royale 2019 and introduce the contenders for round nine.
17 - First Anniversary Q&A Episode
In this episode, we celebrate our 1st birthday. I’ve been doing this podcast for 1 whole year? My, how time flies!
I asked my loyal listeners to send in some questions, for a Q&A session and you did just that. We also find out what my top favorite Christmas songs are. We find round seven's Battle Royale winner and see who the contenders are for round eight.
16 - The First Noel
In this month’s episode, we look at the song "The First Noel" Find out what my top 5 versions this song are and learn about round 7 of The Great Tinsel Tunes Battle Royale 2019.
14 - Top Five Worst Christmas Songs
In this episode, I’ll show you the top five worst Christmas songs as voted by our listeners on our social media pages.
13 - The Holly and The Ivy & Doris Day
In this episode, we'll find out how one of the oldest Christmas songs, "The Holly and the Ivy," came to be. As usual, we'll have a top 5 list. The world lost the great Doris Day this month, so we'll learn some interesting information about her Christmas album titled "The Doris Day Christmas Album". I'll also let you about another Christmas podcast you should listen to, the Christmas Clatter Podcast.
12 - The Music Of Bing Crosby
In this episode, we go into some detail about the voice of Christmas - Bing Crosby! We also find out my favorite top 5 Bing Crosby Christmas cover versions of other Christmas songs. We'll also learn who won April's round of 'The Great Tinsel Tunes Battle Royal 2019' and list the contenders for May.
11 - O Holy Night
In this month's episode, we find out about the song "O Holy Night" which was suggested by Todd Killian, one of our Patreon supporters.
We hear Todd's top 5 versions as well as some extra 'different' versions. We highlight a young singer by the name of Eric Cartman. We find out who won round two of 'The Great Tinsel Tunes Battle Royal 2019' and meet the contenders for April.
10 - Music From The Christmas Chronicles
In this episode, we'll go into the songs of the 2018 Netflix movie "The Christmas Chronicles". We'll so hear the top 5 versions of "Santa Claus is Back in Town".
Hear new music from Welcome to Wonder Falls: https://welcometowonderfalls.bandcamp.com/
Then, we will find out the winner of round 1 of The Great Tinsel Tunes Battle 2019 and see who is heading to round 2!
9 - Auld Lang Syne & The Great Tinsel Tunes Battle 2019
In this episode, we go into detail about the song "Auld Lang Syne". I bring to you a great song by Singer/songwriter Rebecca Fiona Adams (Bex). Please check her out on SoundCloud, I have included links to her songs and facebook page below.
I'll mention some new and exciting additions to the world of the Tinsel Tunes Podcast and I'll introduce something called 'The Great Tinsel Tunes Battle 2019'. Listen to round one here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR0WCae86lz4Lmkkx299Hyx2yicZs1ZL6
8 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
It's Christmas Eve, and Santa comes tonight. So this episode is the perfect time to hear about the "Song Santa Claus is Coming to Town". Merry Christmas!