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A Very Strombo Christmas

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, December 20, 2015

Listen to the December 20, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show. 


Throw a log on the fire, drown yourself in some eggnog and turn up that radio dial to the annual festive special, "A Very Strombo Christmas."

George Stroumboulopoulos spun the essential and not-so-traditional songs from his home, everything from Darlene Love to the Pogues, Snoop Dogg to Bonnie Prince Billy this Sunday evening on The Strombo Show.

We were joined by a cavalcade of performers that included Coeur de pirate, Rich Aucoin, Pavlo, Remigio of the Tenors, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Yukon Blonde, Hollerado, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Dilly Dally.

Your seasonal soundtrack continues to roll out with intimate sessions from Luke Bentham of the Dirty Nil, Northcote, Corb Lund, the Elwins, Simone Denny, Stars, the Dears and a collaboration between BadBadNotGood and Choir! Choir! Choir!  

Watch the festive performances from the House of Strombo in its entirety below. 

Darlene Love, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" 
Julian Casablancas, "I Wish It Was Christmas Today"
Coeur de pirate, "Last Christmas (Strombo Session)"
Snoop Dogg, "Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto"
The Drifters, "White Christmas"
Rich Aucoin, "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"
Debbie and the Darnells, "Santa, Teach Me To Dance"
The Sonics, "Don't Believe In Christmas" 
The Ramones, "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)"
No Doubt, "Oi To The World"
The Waitresses, "Christmas Wrapping"
The Beatles, "Christmas Time Is Here Again / Christmas Greetings"
Jai Nitai Lotus, "Greetings Of Peace"
Pavlo & Remigio of The Tenors, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Strombo Session)"
Yukon Blonde, "Wonderful Christmastime (Strombo Session)"
Bonnie Prince Billy, "Christmas Eve Can Kill You"
Various Artists, "Christmas Rappin'"
Sufjan Stevens, "Christmas Face"
Low, "Just Like Christmas"
Fucked Up, "Do They Know It's Christmas Time? (Ft. Andrew W.K., Bob Mould, David Cross, Ezra Koenig, GZA, Kevin Drew, Kyp Malone, Tegan And Sara, Yo La Tengo)"
Hollerado, "Maybe Christmas In Prison (Strombo Session)"
Dee Snider, "We're Not Gonna Take It / O Come All Ye Faithful (Strombo Session)"
The Dirty Nil, "Christmas At My House (Strombo Session)"
Dilly Dally, "Burned By The Cold (Strombo Session)"
Pledge Drive, "Christmas Rhapsody"
Northcote, "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Strombo Session)"
The New Pornographers, "Joseph, Who Understood"
Akim & Teddy Vann, "Santa Claus Is A Black Man"
Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, "New Year's Eve (Strombo Session)"
Joni Mitchell, "Both Sides Now" 
Peter Katz, "Song For A Winter's Night"
Bill Murray & Jenny Lewis, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" 
Corb Lund, "Just Me And The Ponies (For Christmas This Year) (Strombo Session)"
The Elwins, "Somewhere In My Memory (Strombo Session)"
Kermit The Frog, "One More Sleep 'Til Christmas"
Simone Denny, "Magic Of Christmas (Strombo Session)"
STARS, "Fairytale of New York (Strombo Session)"
Jacqueline Tucci, "The Christmas Song"
The Dears, "O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Strombo Session)"
BadBadNotGood, "Skating (Stormbo Session)"
BadBadNotGood & Choir! Choir! Choir!, "Christmas Time Is Here (Strombo Session)"
The Pogues, "Fairytale of New York (Ft. Kirsty Maccoll)"
For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.