December 17th, 2003 ~ Here at American Routes we don't care if you've been naughty or nice--we have a present for everyone. So stoke the fire and mix up a nice hot toddy as we play Santa and deliver two hours of great holiday and seasonal music. We'll also bring you a live recording of the Zion Harmonizers, coming to carol at the studio. And don't bother keeping the receipt--we're sure you'll want to hang onto this one.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear Papa Don Vappie's New Orleans Jazz Band
    A Christmas Present, Vappielle
  • Christmas Night in Harlem Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
    Hipster's Holiday: Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics, Rhino
  • Looking For Me Santa Claus Sam Manning with the Melodettes
    Don't Stop the Carnival, Flapper
  • Christmas in J.A. Neville Willoughby
    Reggae Christmas, Trojan
  • We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo Big John Greer
    Hipster's Holiday: Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Drummer Boy Cool John Ferguson
    Cool Yule, Music Maker
  • Boogie Woogie Santa Claus Mabel Scott
    Hipster's Holiday: Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics, Rhino
  • Jingle Bells Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
    Louis Armstrong & Friends: What A Wonderful Christmas, Hip-O
  • Good Morning Blues Ella Fitzgerald
    Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, Verve
  • Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) Miles Davis
    Hipster's Holiday: Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics, Rhino
  • Blue Christmas The Meditation Singers
    Have A Merry Chess Christmas, MCA
  • Instrumental: Frosty The Snowman The Ventures
    Ultra-Lounge Christmas Cocktails 2, Capitol
  • Please Come Home for Christmas Johnny Adams
    Christmas in New Orleans, Mardi Gras
  • Home for the Holidays Betty Carter
    Jazz for Joy, Verve
  • My Favorite Things John Coltrane
    The Heavyweight Champion, Atlantic
  • End Bed: Let It Snow Marcus Roberts
    A Merry Jazzmas, BMG
  • Jingle Bells Jimmy Smith
    Christmas Cookin', Verve
  • Jingle Bells Esquivel!
    Merry Xmas, BMG
  • Feliz Navidad Flaco Jimenez and Billy Joe Shaver
    Deck the Halls, Compadre
  • Merry Texas Christmas, Y'all Asleep at the Wheel
    Merry Texas Christmas, Y'all, High Street
  • Blue Christmas Ernest Tubb
    Billboard Greatest Country Christmas Hits, Rhino
  • Rusty Chevrolet Da Yoopers
    Holiday in Dementia, Rhino
  • Postcard: Car Talk
  • Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry
    The Chess Box, MCA
  • Merry Christmas Baby Chuck Berry
    The Chess Box, MCA
  • Instrumental: Merry Xmas Baby Booker T & the MGs
    Soul Christmas, Atlantic
  • Christmas Blues Ramsey Lewis
    The Joy of Christmas Past, GNP
  • Merry Christmas, Pretty Baby Jessie Mae Hemphill
    Feelin' Good, HMG
  • It's Christmas Time Clifton Chenier
    King of the Bayous, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Gypsy Hombres
    Django Bells, Memphis International
  • Lonely Christmas Call George Jones
    Bummed Out Christmas, Rhino
  • Christmas in Viet Nam Johnny & Jon
    Bummed Out Christmas, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: The Zion Harmonizers
  • End Bed: Winter Wonderland Allen Toussaint
    A New Orleans Christmas, NYNO
  • End Bed: The Night Before Christmas Louis Armstrong
    Christmas Through the Years, LaserLight