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Season’s Gratings From The Cramps’ Lux And Ivy.

A 31-track collection of the strangest yuletide 45s ever; from dogs murdering the classics, to beatniks digging the snow plus a lament for an empty stocking, all as found in the Cramps’ record basement.

Wild Christmas Tree wrecking rock ‘n’ roll, unstable people searching for a swinging yule, jailbirds, bluesmen and all-round lunatics tackle the festive season with gusto.

Featuring doo wop ballads, Louis Armstrong, George Jones, Spike Jones and the Christmas list fandango’s of Joan Shaw and Gayla Peevey plus a smattering of offbeat novelty sides.

Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson.

TRACK LISTING

1. SANTA DONE GOT HIP – The Marquees
2. JINGLE BELL HOP – Jackson Trio
3. ROCKIN’ “J” BELLS – Little Bobby Rey & His Band
4. RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER – The Mellodeers
5. CHRISTMAS IN THE CONGO – The Marquees
6. YULESVILLE – Edward ‘Kookie’ Byrnes
7. COOL YULE – Tony Rodelle Larson
8. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER – The Cadillacs
9. I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS – Gayla Peevey
10. O CHRISTMAS TREE – Spike Jones
11. CHRISTMAS BOOGIE – Sugar Chile Robinson
12. CHRISTMAS IN JAIL – The Youngsters
13. SWINGIN’ SANTA – Sandy Baron
14. JINGLE JANGLE – The Penguins
15. ROCKIN’ SANTA CLAUS – The Martels
16. CHRISTMAS DAY – Detroit Junior
17. TRIM YOUR TREE – Jimmy Butler
18. I WANT A MAN FOR CHRISTMAS – Joan Shaw
19. ESKIMO PIE – George Jones
20. HEY SANTA CLAUS – The Moonglows
21. I WANT A PRESENT FOR CHRISTMAS – JB Summers and Doc Bagby’s Orchestra
22. EMPTY STOCKING BLUES – Floyd Dixon
23. CHRISTMAS SPIRIT – Julia Lee
24. FAR AWAY CHRISTMAS BLUES – Little Esther & Mel Walker with Johnny Otis Orchestra
25. COLD, COLD FEELING – T-Bone Walker
26. CHRISTMAS BLUES – Washboard Pete
27. BRING THAT CADILLAC BACK – Harry Crafton
28. ZAT YOU, SANTA CLAUS – Louis Armstrong
29. LET CHRISTMAS RING – Cool Breezers
30. SANTA CLAUS – Bo Carter
31. DID YOU SPEND CHRISTMAS DAY IN JAIL? – The Reverend JM Gates

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1. SANTA DONE GOT HIP – The Marquees
2. JINGLE BELL HOP – Jackson Trio
3. ROCKIN' “J” BELLS - Little Bobby Rey & His Band
4. RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER – The Mellodeers
5. CHRISTMAS IN THE CONGO - The Marquees
6. YULESVILLE - Edward 'Kookie' Byrnes
7. COOL YULE - Tony Rodelle Larson
8. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER – The Cadillacs
9. I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS – Gayla Peevey
10. O CHRISTMAS TREE – Spike Jones
11. CHRISTMAS BOOGIE - Sugar Chile Robinson
12. CHRISTMAS IN JAIL – The Youngsters
13. SWINGIN' SANTA – Sandy Baron
14. JINGLE JANGLE – The Penguins
15. ROCKIN' SANTA CLAUS – The Martels
16. CHRISTMAS DAY – Detroit Junior
17. TRIM YOUR TREE – Jimmy Butler
18. I WANT A MAN FOR CHRISTMAS – Joan Shaw
19. ESKIMO PIE – George Jones
20. HEY SANTA CLAUS – The Moonglows
21. I WANT A PRESENT FOR CHRISTMAS - JB Summers and Doc Bagby’s Orchestra
22. EMPTY STOCKING BLUES – Floyd Dixon
23. CHRISTMAS SPIRIT – Julia Lee
24. FAR AWAY CHRISTMAS BLUES - Little Esther & Mel Walker with Johnny Otis Orchestra
25. COLD, COLD FEELING - T-Bone Walker
26. CHRISTMAS BLUES – Washboard Pete
27. BRING THAT CADILLAC BACK – Harry Crafton
28. ZAT YOU, SANTA CLAUS – Louis Armstrong
29. LET CHRISTMAS RING – Cool Breezers
30. SANTA CLAUS – Bo Carter
31. DID YOU SPEND CHRISTMAS DAY IN JAIL? - The Reverend JM Gates