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Holiday Songs: Personal Tributes

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In order to inspire you to get those last-minute cards in the mail today, here are four very personal holiday messages to and from your favorite musicians.

WILD BILLY CHILDISH AND THE MUSICIANS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE - A Quick One (Pete Townshend's Christmas)
The garage-spawned Childish remains up to no good in his latest venture, the quite fab Christmas 1979. For this one, he reimagines the final third or so of The Who's original mini-opera - from the "Dang! Dang! Dang!" part on out - as a story of Back Door Santa instead of Ivor The Engine Driver. Much windmilling and spiraling vocal harmony ensues.






GRANDADDY - Alan Pasons In A Winter Wonterland
What gift could be more meaningful at Christmas than to have your song ripped off and someone else's vaguely holiday-related lyrics inserted in place of your own? Well in Alan Parsons' case, you could simply have your ouevre superimposed on a holiday standard in a way that simultaneously mocks and celebrates you. Now that's funny.






REV. GLEN ARMSTRONG - Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas
The person responsible for this is a Reverend in the church, so that makes it OK right?






DORA BRYAN - All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle
The only thing she mentions wanting to do with him once she gets him is hang him from the tree. Now I'm not sure which is creepier, the Squeaky one or this.





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