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Thursday, December 23, 2010

'Silent Night, Alien Night' Anyone?

DJ Jon Solomon, who hosts a 24 hour holiday music show each December on WPRB radio in Princeton, New Jersey. (Stephen Goldsmith)

Tired of hearing “White Christmas” for the zillionth time? Today, we bring you Christmas carols you’ve probably never heard before (and may never want to hear again), from “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” played on car horns, to “Deck The Halls,” sung in laughs.

Jon Solomon, of WPRB radio in Princeton, New Jersey joins us with a few of the unusual holiday songs he’s been playing for 22 years as host of the “The 24 Hour Holiday Radio Show.”

Music heard in this segment

Nat King Cole, “The Christmas Song”
Lazy Cowgirls, “Sock It To Me Santa”
S.c.u.m., “Silent Night, Alien Night”
P.S. Tail, Esq., “Jingle Rock Bell”
dj BC, “You Shook Me All Noel”
Little Suzannah, “Mommy, Daddy, Don’t Steal For Me This Christmas”
Wendy Mae Chambers, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”
Laffy, “Laffy”s Christmas Medley”
The Sensational Little Shana Lynette, “Mr. Russian, Please Don’t Shoot Down Santa’s Sleigh”
Call-TV and Waxaudio, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”

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