Monday, December 12, 2011

Caroling Pub Crawl

Tuesday night is the 3rd Caroling Pub Crawl. Once again, we're taking beer and Christmas to the people of Uptown whether they want us or not. Last year, we successfully wassailed and were fed & offered booze by one family, and while I can't promise we'll meet with similar results this year, it should be another spirited celebration of the season. As someone who sings in the key of L, I can testify that singing ability is not required. Christmas sweaters are a positive addition to the event but similarly not required.

We meet at 7 p.m. at the Kingpin and wander from there. The route and stops will be worked out on the fly, but last year we went to Magazine Street and trolled along there through bars and restaurants and that worked pretty well. Kat and I found a house with great Christmas lights that might need some singing.

If you need a little help getting in the mood, here's my Spotify Christmas mix and this year's downloadable Christmas mix. Here's the song list for the latter:
1. O Come All Ye Faithful - Julian Koster's Singin Saw
2. Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time - Sufjan Stevens
3. Happy Sound's Christmas - Happy Sound
4. This Christmas Day - Don Rich
5. I'm Your Christmas Friend - James Brown
6. Black Christmas - The Harlem Children's Chorus
7. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Lew Charles
8. Little Drummer Boy - Ellis Marsalis
9. Santa's North Pole Band - Line Material
10. Run Rudolph Run - Keith Richards
11. Welcome Christmas - from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
12. The Christmas Song - Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66
13. Deck the Halls - Mirror Image
14. Love for Christmas - the Ebbonaires
15. Funky Funky Christmas - New Kids on the Block
16. It's Christmas Every Day - Hank Thompson
17. Blue Christmas - Tommy Wills
18. Joy to the World - St. Amanita
19. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Wayne King and His Orchestra
20. You're All I Want for Christmas - Brook Benton
21. Good King Wenceslas - John Fahey
22. It Doesn't Often Snow on Christmas - Pet Shop Boys
23. Marshmallow World - Darlene Love
24. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Andre Kostelanetz
25. (It's a) Happy Holiday - The Shells
26. Be There for Christmas - Ledisi
27. Jingle Bells - Marcus Roberts
28. The Christmas Polka - Jim Reeves
29. Merry Christmas, Everybody - Stompin' Tom Connors
30. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Al Green
31. Santa Doesn't Cop Out on Dope - Sonic Youth

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