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Any Major Nasty X-Mas

December 21st, 2023 Leave a comment Go to comments


The more sherlockian of regular readers may have deduced that I rather like Christmas, as the volume of Christmas mixes I have compiled over the years might suggest.

But there will be those who do not share that affection for festive bonhomie, as well as those who like to lace the sweetness of the season with a shot of bitterness.

For them, here is a mix of anti-Christmas songs, to go with the Not For Mother mix which I posted some years ago. While most of the songs here take a dim view of Xmas — the season, not necessarily the religious significance — a couple of tracks here may express disappointment with it rather than total resentment. Others may wish that they had the festive spirit but lament its absence, or bemoan the hypocrisy that tends to accompany the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

But none of these songs are fit for aural consumption by mother around the Christmas tree, and few are likely to be performed amid fake snow by Michael Bublé on a TV special — though if he ever does perform the song by The Damned, I shall love him forever.

For those who like their Christmases a bit more merry, the whole lot of previous mixes are up again (see the list below).

And with that, I wish you a merry and peaceful Christmas that is lacking in any nastiness.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R, and includes home-humbugged covers and the above in PDF format. PW on comments.

  1. The Kinks – Father Christmas (1977)
    Bah Humbug: Department store Santa gets mugged
  2. Dogmatics – X’mas Time (It Sure Doesn’t Feel Like It) (1984)
    Bah Humbug: “It sure don’t feel like Christmastime”
  3. The Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa (2007)
    Bah Humbug: Killer doesn’t want Santa to shoot him.
  4. The Long Blondes – Christmas Is Cancelled (2004)
    Bah Humbug: Deadbeat cheat comes back, but Christmas is cancelled this year
  5. Kate Nash – I Hate You This Christmas (2013)
    Bah Humbug: Puked on her dress, caught her boyfriend cheating
  6. Fay Lovsky – Christmas Was A Friend Of Mine (1981)
    Bah Humbug: No Christmas can compete with the nostalgia of Christmas
  7. Dropkick Murphys – The Season’s Upon Us (2012)
    Bah Humbug: Nephew once gave the singer a gift-wrapped box full of shit
  8. The Chieftains feat Elvis Costello – St. Stephen’s Day Murders (1991)
    Bah Humbug: That Christmas spirit drowned in spirits
  9. The Twang – Fairytale Of New York (2019)
    Bah Humbug: Happy Christmas your ass, I pray God it’s our last – to a Mariachi sound
  10. Everly Brothers – Christmas Eve Can Kill You (1972)
    Bah Humbug: Nobody stops for the lost and lonely at Christmas
  11. Homer & Jethro – Santa’s Movin’ On (1968)
    Bah Humbug: Santa, a sad ole man, has a run of bad luck
  12. Brenda Lee – Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day (1964)
    Bah Humbug: No happy Christmas when you’ve just been dumped
  13. Jimmy Witherspoon – How I Hate To See Xmas Come Around (1948)
    Bah Humbug: Santa only brought Jimmy the blues
  14. Miles Davis feat. Bob Dorough – Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) (1962)
    Bah Humbug: “All the waste, all the sham, all the haste, and plain old bad taste”
  15. Tom Waits – Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (1978)
    Bah Humbug: Request to borrow money in a Christmas card
  16. The Fall – Xmas With Simon (1991)
    Bah Humbug: “Pity the people in the desert… Pity the people who had too much dessert”
  17. Pet Shop Boys – It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas (1997)
    Bah Humbug: “Christmas is not all it’s cracked up to be”
  18. Little Charlie & The Nightcats – It’s Christmas Time Again (2003)
    Bah Humbug: “Spend, spend, spend!”
  19. Sensational Alex Harvey Band – There’s No Lights On The Christmas Tree… (1972)
    Bah Humbug: An execution puts out the Christmas tree lights
  20. The Damned – There Ain’t No Sanity Clause (1980)
    Bah Humbug: Not really anti Xmas, but putting candy canes up each other’s butts?
  21. Christopher Lee – Jingle Hell (2013)
    Bah Humbug: Veteran actor says it’s a pain to ride in a one horse open sleigh
  22. Eric Idle – Fuck Christmas (2014)
    Bah Humbug: Well, what it says on the box


More Christmas Mixes
Any Major Christmas Favourites
Any Major 1980s Christmas
Any Major 1970s Christmas
Any Major 1960s Christmas Vol. 1
Any Major 1960s Christmas Vol. 2
Any Major 1950s Christmas
Any Major 1940s Christmas
Christmas Mix, Not For Mother
Any Major X-Mas Mix
Any Major Christmas Pop Vol. 1
Any Major Christmas Pop Vol. 2

Any Major Santa Claus Vol. 1
The Originals: Christmas Edition
Any Major Christmas Carols (in pop)
Any Major Christmas Bells
Any Major Smooth Christmas Vol. 1
Any Major Smooth Christmas Vol. 2
Any Major Smooth Christmas Vol. 3
Any Major Christmas Soul Vol. 1
Any Major Christmas Soul Vol. 2
Any Major Christmas Soul Vol. 3
Any Major Doo Wop Christmas
Any Major Rhythm & Blues Christmas
Any Major X-Mas Blues
Any Major Country Christmas Vol. 1
Any Major Country Christmas Vol. 2
Any Major Acoustic Christmas
Christmas In Black & White Vol. 1
Christmas In Black & White Vol. 2
Christmas In Black & White Vol. 3
Any Major Christmas ABC
Any Major Gals’ Christmas
Any Major Polygot Christmas
Any Major New Year’s
Song Swarm: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Or all in one place

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  1. amdwhah
    December 21st, 2023 at 07:26 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Robert
    December 21st, 2023 at 15:42 | #2

    You should include Blink 182 – I Won’t Be Home For Christmas
    Bah Humbug: Attacks carolers with a bat, goes to prison, and spends Christmas with Bubba

  3. amdwhah
    December 21st, 2023 at 15:52 | #3

    Ooh, I missed a trick there!

  4. Fredrick Beondo
    December 21st, 2023 at 17:39 | #4

    Not that it isn’t hard to find to hear, but noting the Twang cover, does the original Fairytale Of New York appear on an Xmas mix of yours, sir? The one thing I do find so cheerful about this particular mix is that I had a mixtape many years ago I have meant to update and expand but have been too lazy, but it also opened with the Kinks’ Father Christmas and the end was Idle’s Fuck Christmas last time I had done so. Can’t wait to listen to this when I get home from work. :)

  5. Fredrick Beondo
    December 21st, 2023 at 17:41 | #5

    Nevermind, Any Major 80’s Xmas mix LOL forgive my asking ;)

  6. December 21st, 2023 at 18:44 | #6

    Always great shares. Wishing you the best for the holidays.

  7. December 21st, 2023 at 23:28 | #7

    Well, that’s my Christmas sorted!

    Have a good one, Dude.

  8. December 31st, 2023 at 13:28 | #8

    Found two more
    Papa Ain’t No Santa Claus, Mama Ain’t No Christmas Tree by Butterbeans and Susie and Christmas In Prison by John Prine

  9. amdwhah
    January 2nd, 2024 at 17:54 | #9

    I’ve never heard of the first one. I must check it out. The Prine song is on the “Not For Mother” mix.

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