Request Lines Are Now Open For the Christmas Eve Holiday Music Spectacular on The Ticket

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I've just been informed the office is closed, which would explain why there's nobody here -- I just thought all the new kids got scared off by Hot Fudge Fridays.

It's just as well. I've spent the better part of the last two weeks collating and curating jingle-bell rock, funky Jesii and other holiday blues for my Third Annual Christmas Music Spectacular-Spectacular, which will indeed air live tomorrow night from 10 till 1 a.m. on KTCK-1310 AM, better known as The Ticket. And I do need to finish up. And get some sleep, because what the spots running on the station don't tell you is that the show will actually run till 'round 3ish in the Christmas morning, by request. The extended dance remix, a holdover from last year's extravaganza, will be a bit more free-form, let's say, fellow babies.

Here's last year's playlist; so far only a handful of tracks repeat, and I may yet excise them from the nice list. Depends. I've tinkered with the ever-expanding playlist 128,382 times, and the songs that stand out the 128,383rd time through will make the cut. Maybe. Right now, some are brand-new; others, ancient. More than a few will be familiar, though none overplayed in the iterations offered. Many of them will be strangers to most.

That said, I'm sure I'm forgetting something particularly wonderful. Feel free to drop your roasted chestnuts and jingle balls below. It would be much appreciated. And, as always, feel free to call in: 214-787-1310 is the request line. And make sure you do so after you've rolled up some mistletoe whilst knee-deep in the eggnog on what's supposed to be a cold and wet and maybe kinda-white Christmas Eve. That's when it's really the most wonderful time of the year.

As always I'll post the playlist Christmas Day. Oh, and Cat just reminded me: The station will rerun the show Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.
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42 comments
Mdmost
Mdmost

Thanks again, Robert, for putting that show together. You made "Santa's" assembly of a 3 tiered wooden dollhouse a lot easier to fight through. 

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

I have a vague recollection of rum and eggnog and burnt bacon. Missed out on Big Bob's Tunezy Bonanza this year. I sure wish they would let him do that more often over at the Littlest of Tickets. It would be a damn sight better than the spare ass BS they run late at night. 

primi_timpano
primi_timpano

BTW, compared the Edmunds, Fleshtones, Richards, Berry versions of Run Rudolph Run.  I vote for Edmunds

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Sloppy Seconds "Hooray For Santa Claus" Also, will the show be streamed online?? I'm in LA but I havent missed a show yet...

Syd_Nancy
Syd_Nancy

Gene Autry-Merry Texas Christmas

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

Still holding out hope for The Divine David's Christmas Carol but I fear that once again I'm screwed.

Happy Hanukkah Robert!

Dr. D
Dr. D

Surely someone has done something interesting with the Bowie/Crosby "Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy". I'm much too lazy to check it out myself.

Sa
Sa

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, artist unknown.  Please!  Not hearing it anywhere else.

Nikki Taylor
Nikki Taylor

I don't think anybody can outdo John Edwards' version of the Christmas Song (Funky Christmas album) If you haven't heard it, you're missing out. Seriously.   

ChrisYule
ChrisYule

love the diversity of the playlist. like the old Mighty 1190, used to hear Brook Benton and Marty Robbins in the same hour.Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all.

OakParkStudio
OakParkStudio

KERA 90.1 FM Christmas Eve from 7pm-midnight.

OakParkStudio
OakParkStudio

For the more nostalgic among us, don't forget your Christmas fix on KERA 90.1 FM:

In His Own Words: Glenn Mitchell Christmas BlockbusterA beloved holiday tradition in North Texas, hear Glenn's own readings, interviews, histories, oddities, trivia and conversations with Glenn's family and friends about his obsession with Christmas.

The Late Great Glenn Mitchell. Really miss him and his Christmas Blockbuster.

Brad
Brad

Waiting on Christmas by The Adventures of Jet

Anna Merlan
Anna Merlan

It's Whipped Cream Mondays that really bum me out. 

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Weird Al's "The Night Santa Went Crazy"

But I won't hold my breath.

Montemalone
Montemalone

I didn't see the Barking Dog's Jingle Bell's on last year's play list. An oversight to be corrected this year?

ThatGuy
ThatGuy

Did you ever find a copy of "Santa, I Want a Goat for Christmas"?

Lakewooder
Lakewooder

Howsabout a little James Brown - Santa Clause, Go Straight to the Ghetto

primi_timpano
primi_timpano

Run Run Rudolph.  Either the original or the Richards cover.

LaceyB
LaceyB

That's the only way I listen to it. Can't get signal for anything on a radio--only good for my alarm these days. Www.theticket.com

zaner
zaner

Three cheers for Glenn Mitchell!  Sorely miss his contributions to Dallas, especially this time of year.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

As do I. He was a friend, and from time to time my email will autofill his address. Used to make me sad; now it brings a small smile.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Matter of fact have a nice, tasteful remix of that very tune under consideration.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Always liked the Dave Edmunds version. Or: The Fleshtones'.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Interesting, but that would also mean bumping a different Red Sovine track presently on the list ... though it is one of those I'm losing interest in. I think.

Montemalone
Montemalone

Yet another reason NOT to mix LSD and PCP

primi_timpano
primi_timpano

Definitely the Fleshtones,  Chuck's version is on muzak all over town, but the Fleshtones are the real deal.  Thx for the Edmunds tip; always been a fan of his guitar.

Happy hanukkah,

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