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The Appetizer Christmas Special 2014 Playlist

TA-Christmas It’s that time of year again, when honestly I’ve tried to hide under something very dense to be shielded from the barrage of the same dull 20 Christmas songs played ad nauseum on every TV, radio, shopping store, etc channel out there. It started just before Thanksgiving. And now the holiday is nearly here.
Thankfully, we have a Mary Poppins-like medicine for this predicament. I actually do enjoy non-traditional and unconventional holiday music this time of year. More originally crafted songs about the season, what it means, and creatively cultivated tunes from new and emerging artists are what this year’s Christmas Special is all about.
Yes, you will notice a few songs that are making a return this year that we’ve featured in the past (most notably from The Killers), but there are quite a few new songs as well. I do hope you enjoy!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Song / Length / Artist / Album / Label / Year released / Purchase Link

Hour 1 Playlist

Siberian Sleigh Ride / 3:11 / Trans-Siberian Orchestra / The Lost Christmas Eve / Lava Records / 2004 /
iTunes

Joy to the World / 2:56 / PawnShop Kings / Snow Globe: A Christmas Collection / Elevation Worship / 2013 / Unavailable

Don’t Shoot Me Santa / 4:04 / The Killers / (RED) Christmas – EP / The Island Def Jam Music Group / 2011 /
iTunes

Mistletoe is for Quitters / 3:19 / Forever the Sickest Kids / Mistletoe is for Quitters – Single / Forever the Sickest Kids / 2011 /
iTunes

Everybody Deserves A Merry Christmas / 4:58 / Ronnie Fauss / An Americana Christmas / New West Records / 2014 / iTunes

FaLaLaLaLove Ya / 3:26 / Nikki Lane / An Americana Christmas / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Last Train to Bethlehem / 5:06 / Johnny Coull / Screw the Holidays Vol 1 / Manta Ray Records / 2014 /
iTunes

It’s Christmas Again / 3:55 / CrossTie / Screw the Holidays Vol 1 / Manta Ray Records / 2014 /
iTunes

I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day / 4:42 / Pedro the Lion / Maybe This Christmas Tree / Nettwerk Productions / 2004 / iTunes

(Ho Ho Hey) A Way For Santa’s Sleigh / 3:15 / Emery / Happy Christmas: A Tooth and Nail Christmas / Capitol Christian Music Group / 2006 /
iTunes

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) / 3:03 / Death Cab for Cutie / Maybe This Christmas Tree / Nettwerk Productions / 2004 /
iTunes

Christmas / 3:43 / Leona Naess / Leona Naess / Geffen Records / 2003 /
iTunes

Someday At Christmas / 2:11 / Jack Johnson / This Warm December: Brushfire Holiday’s, Vol. 1 / Brushfire Records / 2008 / iTunes

Carol Of The Bells / 3:53 / Mae / Happy Christmas: A Tooth and Nail Christmas / Capitol Christian Music Group / 2006 / iTunes

Happy Christmas (War Is Over) / 4:33 / The Rocketboys / Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – Single / The Rocketboys / 2009 / Unavailable

Tracks in the Snow / 3:51 / The Civil Wars / Tracks in the Snow – Single / sensibility recordings / 2010 /
iTunes

Hour 2 Playlist

A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) / 4:22 / Glasvegas / A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) – EP / Sony Music Entertainment / 2009 /
iTunes

River (Joni Mitchell Cover) / 3:53 / Travis / Christmas Calling / Sony Music Entertainment / 2003 /
Amazon

Real Old Fashioned Christmas / 2:56 / Sage Melcher and the Laura Dubin Trio / Real Old Fashioned Christmas – Single / delplato music industries / 2014 /
iTunes

Till The End Of The Year (By Buy By) / 4:24 / Anna Nalick / All Is Bright / Various Labels / 2014 /
Amazon Prime Music

Under Any Limb / 3:11 / Ruby The Rabbitfoot / All Is Bright / Various Labels / 2014 /
Amazon Prime Music

Do You Hear What I Hear / 3:32 / Copeland / Maybe This Christmas Tree / Nettwerk Productions / 2004 /
iTunes

Why Can’t It Be Christmas Time All Year / 4:25 / Rosie Thomas / A Very Rosie Christmas / Sing-A-Long Records / 2013 / iTunes

This Year / 3:39 / The Young International / Give Hope This Christmas / Blood:Water Mission / 2013 /
Noisetrade

Here Comes Christmas / 3:38 / To Tell / A Very Indie Christmas / Various Labels / 2008 /
Indie Vision Music

Christmas Time / 3:32 / Esterlyn / A Very Indie Christmas / Various Labels / 2008 /
Indie Vision Music

Let it Snow ft. For Summer Hopes / 3:24 / Coolfield / A Very Indie Christmas / Various Labels / 2008 /
Indie Vision Music

Darlin’ (Christmas is Coming) / 3:36 / Over The Rhine / Snow Angels / Beat Management / 2008 /
iTunes

Carol of the Bells / 2:04 / The Bird And The Bee / Carol Of The Bells – Single / The Blue Note Label Group / 2007 / iTunes

Silver Bells / 2:51 / Alice Smith / The Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs / Sony Music Entertainment / 2008 /
iTunes

Maybe Next Christmas / 3:22 / Matthew Mayfield / 72 Songs | Every Release / Matthew Mayfield / 2013 / Unavailable

Santa Please ’10 / 4:39 / SloFunkPump / SloFunkPump / M.C.D. Music Publishing / 2013 /
iTunes

Merry Christmas, Here’s To Many More / 3:51 / Relient K / Let It Snow Baby… Let It Reindeer / Gotee Records / 2007 / iTunes

Taking Notice Playlist

There are certain songs that just click. You know it when you hear it the first time. You want to know who the artist is, the name of the song, or some kind of info so you can get the track. Fortunately, we include the link to iTunes purchase here on our playlist. This Playlist are all songs that we’ve been taking notice of since the first time it was played. We’re sure you’ll take notice as well. Enjoy!

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Listen to Hour 1

Listen to Hour 2

Hour 1 Playlist

Post Tropical / 4:33 / James Vincent McMorrow / Post Tropical / Vagrant Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Look Out / 3:26 / James Vincent McMorrow / Post Tropical / Vagrant Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Drop Top Lover / 4:35 / The Infatuations / Detroit Block Party / Acid Groove Records /
2014 /
iTunes

Yesterday Morning / 4:34 / The Infatuations / Detroit Block Party / Acid Groove Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Goldbase / 3:51 / Camper Van Beethoven / El Camino Real (Bonus Track Edition) / SLG / 2014 /
iTunes

Kabir II / 3:54 / Trevor Hall / Chapter of the Forest / Vanguard Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Chapter of the Forest / 6:25 / Trevor Hall / Chapter of the Forest / Vanguard Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Let Your Heart Hold Fast / 3:47 / For Atlantic / For Atlantic / For Atlantic /2014 /
iTunes

Birmingham / 4:01 / Shovel & Rope/ O’ Be Joyful / Dualtone Music Group / 2014 /
iTunes

Reflections / 3:09 / Misterwives / Reflections – EP / The Island Def Jam Music Group / 2014 /
iTunes

You / 4:51 / The 1975 / The 1975 (Deluxe Version) / The 1975 / 2014 /
iTunes

Storms And Hurricanes / 3:41 / Animal Liberation Orchestra/ Sounds Like This / Brushfire Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Burn That Broken Bed / 5:06 / Calexico and Iron & Wine / In The Reins – EP / Overcoat Recordings / 2005 /
iTunes

Anchor / 3:59 / Bess Rogers / Out of the Ocean / Hubbub! / 2011 /
iTunes

Notice / 3:21 / Bess Rogers / Decisions Based On Information / Bess Rogers / 2007 /
iTunes

Hour 2 Playlist

Come Back Home / 3:07 / John Hiatt /Terms Of My Surrender / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Wind Don’t Have To Hurry / 3:48 / John Hiatt / Terms Of My Surrender / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Whenever You Come Around / 4:14 / Willie Nelson / Band of Brothers / Sony Music Entertainment / 2014 /
iTunes

The Wall / 3:30 / Willie Nelson / Band of Brothers / Sony Music Entertainment / 2014 /
iTunes

Cautionary Tale / 4:13 / The Mastersons / Good Luck Charm / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Closer To You / 3:48 / The Mastersons / Good Luck Charm / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

There Are Too Many Birds / 2:56 / Arthur & Yu / In Camera (Bonus Track Version) / Hardly Art / 2007 /
iTunes

Safe & Sound / 3:21 / Matthew Mayfield / A Banquet for Ghosts / Sweet Exchange Records / 2012 /
iTunes

Flags / 4:49 / Brooke Fraser / Flags (Deluxe Version) / Wood and Bone / 2010 /
iTunes

Spirograph / 4:07 / Andrew Bird / Hands of Glory / Mom+Pop / 2012 /
iTunes

Sea Green, See Blue / 6:17 / Jaymay / Sea Green, See Blue. – EP / Jaymay Music / 2006 /
iTunes

Vessel / 5:14 / Dry The River / Alarms In The Heart / Transgressive Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Roman Candle / 3:52 / Dry The River / Alarms In The Heart / Transgressive Records / 2014 /
iTunes

In A Matter Of Days / 5:14 / Homer Hiccolm & The Rocketboys / South Plains EP / Catapult / 2005 /
Amazon

Powerful Songs Playlist

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Powerful songs are those that leave an impression on you after the song is over. Maybe the hook or chorus line is stuck in your head all day. Maybe the theme of the song is so thought-provoking that you think of it throughout the week. There are many reasons that powerful songs connect with us. New music this week from Trevor Hall, St Paul and the Broken Bones, and more. This week I invite you on an exploration of powerful songs and share a few new tunes with you to experience music in a new way. Enjoy!

Listen to Hour 1

Listen to Hour 2

Hour 1 Playlist

Call Me / 2:51 / St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Half the City / Single Lock Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Broken Bones & Pocket Change / 3:49 / St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Greetings From St. Paul & The Broken Bones / St. Paul & The Broken Bones / 2012 /
Bandcamp

Churchyard Sleep / 4:08 / Rosi Golan / Fortuna – EP / Gypsy Betch / 2013 /
iTunes

Give up the Ghost (with Johnny McDaid) / 3:55 / Rosi Golan / Fortuna – EP / Gypsy Betch / 2013 /
iTunes

Come Back Home / 3:07 / John Hiatt / Terms Of My Surrender / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Yearning For The Wind / 1:00 / Ancient Future / Yearning for the Wind / Ancient-Future.com Records / 2014 / iTunes

Here To Stay / 3:55 / John Hiatt / Terms Of My Surrender / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Drop Top Lover / 4:35 / The Infatuations / Detroit Block Party / Groove Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Yesterday Morning / 4:34 / The Infatuations / Detroit Block Party / Groove Records / 2014 /
iTunes

The Wall / 3:30 / Willie Nelson / Band of Brothers / Sony Music Entertainment / 2014 /
iTunes

The Songwriters / 3:17 / Willie Nelson / Band of Brothers / Sony Music Entertainment / 2014 /
iTunes

Everlasting Light / 3:16 / Dry The River / Alarms In The Heart / Transgressive Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Hidden Hand / 3:39 / Dry The River / Alarms In The Heart / Transgressive Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Gold / 3:00 / James Vincent McMorrow / Post Tropical / Vagrant Records / 2014 /
iTunes

All Points / 3:43 / James Vincent McMorrow / Post Tropical / Vagrant Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Great Mirror / 3:48 / Trevor Hall / Chapter of the Forest / Vanguard Records
/ 2014 / iTunes

The Promised Land / 4:19 / Trevor Hall / Chapter of the Forest / Vanguard Records
/ 2014 / iTunes

Hour 2 Playlist

Two Part Game / 3:07 / Lindsay Katt / Happy Fits Of Rage – EP / Lindsay Katt / 2013 /
iTunes

Beautiful Girl / 2:38 / William Fitzsimmons / Gold In The Shadow (Deluxe Version) / Nettwerk Productions / 2011 /
iTunes

Picture Me / 2:58 / Susanna Hoffs / Someday / Baroque Folk / 2012 /
iTunes

Too Many / 1:55 / Elliott Park / Fly Boy / Elliott Park / 2010 /
iTunes

Alone / 4:48 / Kelley McRae / Brighter Than The Blues / Kelley McRae / 2012
/ iTunes

Dreaming / 3:15 / Tennis / Young & Old / Fat Possum Records / 2012 /
iTunes

That’s How I knew This Story Would Break My Heart / 4:19 / Aimee Mann / The Forgotten Arm / Aimee Mann, SuperEgo Records / 2005 /
iTunes

Walking Far from Home / 4:47 / Iron & Wine / Kiss Each Other Clean (Deluxe Version) / Warner Bros Records / 2011 /
iTunes

No Strings / 3:49 / Mayer Hawthorne / How Do You Do / Universal Republic
Records / 2011 / iTunes

Love / 3:39 / Clarensau / Until Our Lungs Give / Mishara Music / 2010
/ iTunes

If I Had A Hammer / 4:11 / Ruthie Foster / Let It Burn / Blue Corn Music / 2012 /
iTunes

Heaven / 4:27 / The Walkmen / Heaven / Fat Possum Records / 2012 /
iTunes

A Dustland Fairytale / 3:46 / The Killers / Day & Age (Deluxe Version) / The Island Def Jam music Group / 2008 /
iTunes

Rare Triumphs Of Love and Fortune / 3:48 / The Rocketboys / 20,000 Ghosts / The Rocketboys / 2009 /
iTunes

Into The Sun / 6:27 / Lord Huron / Into The Sun – EP / Lord Huron / 2010 /
iTunes

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