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    Default Detroit/Michigan Christmas songs

    I belong to another forum, and every year we do a Secret Santa exchange. I always go with a Michigan themed package. This year I wanted to include a CD with Christmas songs by Detroit/Michigan artists old and new. Here's what I have so far:

    Sock It To Me Santa - Bob Seger & The Last Heard
    Someday At Christmas - Stevie Wonder
    Cum On Get Your Toys - Dick the Bruiser Band
    Nuthin' For Christmas - The Trash Brats
    Tell The Lord (What Santa's Done) - Goober & The Peas
    Santa Claws Is Coming To Town - Alice Cooper
    Candy Cane Children - The White Stripes
    Santa's A Fat Bitch - Insane Clown Posse (I know, I know... I'm doing it anyway)
    Deck The Halls - Ted Nugent
    Iggy Pop - White Christmas
    Wally Bronner (Christmas Always) - The Hard Lessons
    A generic christmas song that was used in Meijer ads years ago found here: http://www.city-data.com/forum/michi...tmas-song.html

    I've tried to stay away from some of the more obvious Motown stuff, but may throw a few it as well. Anyone think of some more obscure ones or obvious ones I may have missed?
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    Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band recorded "Little Drummer Boy" for a Special Olympics Christmas album in '87.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S50cf3xIb50

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Little-Dru.../dp/B001NAZLN2

    I don't know if this is kosher, but here's a free MP3.
    http://www.mp3ye.eu/625975_bob-seger...-download.html
    Last edited by Brock7; September-11-11 at 03:04 PM.

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    Yeah, knew of that one, but wanted to stick to one Seger song, and I like "Sock It To Me Santa" a lot better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brock7 View Post
    Bob Seger recorded "Little Drummer Boy" for a Special Olympics Christmas album in '87.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S50cf3xIb50

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Little-Dru.../dp/B001NAZLN2

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    What about Karen Newman's "It's Christmas Eve on Woodward Ave"? lol

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    You can't go wrong with the Da Yoopers.

    Their Christmas CD is Naked Elves in Cowboy Boots. Their early CD, One Can Short of a Six Pack, contains several Christmas songs (including, I think, the classic Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer).

    Oh yeah, JJ & the Morning Crew's "Miracle on Ice" (done by Sid Disabled, I think). It's on their first Parodies for Charity CD.
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    Thanks for the link, Brock. I didn't know that came from a Special Olympics album. Now it's on my computer and my mp3 player...ready for the holidays!

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    Soupy Sales Santa Claus Is Surfin' To Town
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRZBTg6wwxY

    Soupy Sales (Wrecking Crew) - SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (Christmas) (1963)

    My sister suggests the Polish Muslims.
    http://www.polartcenter.com/The_Poli..._p/9700999.htm

    Also this
    I have one of these Christmas in Detroit CDs, but as I recall it was mostly terrible. I don't remember which one. Anything connected to Mitch Albom seems to suck ass.
    http://www.reverbnation.com/page_obj...ect_bio/444319
    All 3 CDs for $20 (Plus $7 shipping)
    http://www.christmasindetroit.org/
    And these
    Insane Clown Posse - Red Christmas
    John Sinclair with The Howling Diablos - Another Christmas Story
    Marshell Crenshaw did a cover of Sock It To Me Santa. There goes the problem of two Bob Seger cuts
    These too
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    Andre Williams - Christmas Wish
    Andre Williams - Po' Mr. Santa Claus
    Aretha Franklin - Blue Holiday
    Aretha Franklin - Kissin' By The Mistletoe

    Then some Motown, though I don't know if all of them are too obvious.

    Jackson 5 - Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year
    Kim Weston - Wish You A Merry Xmas
    Michael Jackson - Little Christmas Tree
    Miracles - Christmas Every Day
    Temptations - My Christmas Tree
    Temptations - Silent Night, Holy Night

    I'll check to see if any of them are on YouTube.

    Kelton

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    Didn't mention -

    Nolan Strong & The Diablos - White Christmas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLQDwbeeePs


    Here are the ones I could find on YouTube -

    Aretha Franklin - Blue Holiday
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2A86YlQ_gA

    Aretha Franklin - Kissing By The Mistletoe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1thcJL_qwbY

    Jacckson 5 - Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDW4g_6nzUM

    Kim Weston - Wish You A Merry Christmas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COdJb7EIBKA

    Michael Jackson - Little Christmas Tree
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Cn_PrHNfo

    Miracles - Christmas Every Day
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHN0MOqBQGU

    Temptations - Silent Night
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFc7STuQF0U

    Kelton

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    Didn't the Polish Muslims have a Chistmas single based on Van Morrison's "Gloria" along with the Latin Chistmas carol "Gloria". I believe it was backed by "Auld Langs Eye" (guessing on the spelling) done to the tune of "A Hard Day's Night". It is not listed on their Christmas CD that was posted above. I been looking on youtube for these songs, I only remember hearing them on rock radio (WRIF or WCSX) about 20 years ago.

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    I have a Thornetta Davis CD of Christmas songs. They are all covers except for one written by her, "Remember Love on Christmas" which is also the title of the CD.

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    We Wish You A Scary Christmas- Count Scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtowncitylover View Post
    What about Karen Newman's "It's Christmas Eve on Woodward Ave"? lol
    ugh............

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    Sufjan Stevens has four discs worth of really amazing Christmas music.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_for_Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtowncitylover View Post
    What about Karen Newman's "It's Christmas Eve on Woodward Ave"? lol
    I just threw up a little

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    Santa's Helper by Wixie (Marv Welch).
    http://detroitkidshow.com/Wixie_Christmas.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtowncitylover View Post
    What about Karen Newman's "It's Christmas Eve on Woodward Ave"? lol
    Between Insane Clown Posse and Alice Cooper, I already have enough people wearing too much make-up...

    Can't believe I forgot Sufjan Stevens, putting "Get Behind Me Santa" on there. Throwing Da Yoopers "Rusty Chevrolet" on there as well.

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    Speaking of Christmas songs, anyone know if WNIC will be playing them again this year after their format change?

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    Not your classic Christmas song, but I always get a kick out of this...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC_loNryemM

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