Christmas time again

  • Thu
    Dec 22
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 25
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

It's that time again. That time when you're driven out of your mind by mindless Christmas music. This week I play music that will help keep your sanity.aimee mann, michael penn

Aimee Mann and Michael Penn (her husband and brother of Sean, both left) start the show off with a dreary reminder that "Christmas time" returns again. But the tone quickly shifts with the humor and good spirits of Brave Combo, Mel Blanc, and Danny Elfman.

Then: artists I can almost guaranty you've never heard before, but absolutely need to hear: La Botinne Souriante (Quebec's answer to...well, what was the question), and the song "God rest ye merry gentlemen" performed back to back by Sarah McLachlin & Barenaked Ladies and then Chick Corea's Elektric Band.

And: stunning performances you won't forget: Robin Trower's "Little town of Bethlehem" and Celine Dion's "Ave Maria." (I kid you not; you will be moved.)

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