Monday, December 21, 2020

A Very Micah Christmas 2020


It's that time of year again, only this time much, much later! Yes, I'm super late getting this out. Between my insane seasonal work schedule, general procrastination, and overwhelming pandemic malaise, I lacked both energy and motivation to put this together in a timely manner. But I somehow pushed past that, so here we are!

This year I included more original Christmas songs than usual. After consuming so much music year after year for this project, yet another overly faithful rendition of an old chestnut bores me. Either put your own damn stamp on it or bring something new to the table. We're all about self-care these days, right? Well, original holiday songs perk my jaded ears up, so deal with it.

Here's what's in store for you on the Oh Please For The Love Of Pete Will This Year Ever End, er, 2020 edition of AVMC:

1. "Blame It on Christmas" - Bebe Rexha & Shea Diamond
2. "A Chinese Restaurant on Christmas" - Jeremy & The Harlequins
3. "Joe and Mary" - Bryan Adams
4. "Little Drummer Boy (feat. Dave Grohl)" - the bird and the bee
5. "Holidazed & Confused" - Nadia Vaeh
6. "It's Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries" - Carly Rae Jepsen
7. "Holidays" - Josie Dunne
8. "All the Best" - Saintseneca
9. "Christmas Girl" - The Easy Button
10. "Silent Night" - Pink Velvet
11. "Flying for Christmas" - Jackopierce
12. "If Christmas Didn't Exist" - Mosey
13. "Christmas" - marinelli
14. "Heartbreak Holiday" - Josh Rouse
15. "Christmas in My Home Town" - Charley Pride
16. "Christmas Is Annoying" - Keb' Mo'
17. "Baby, It's Could Outside (Latin Version)" - Brett Eldredge & Sofia Reyes
18. "A Midwest Christmas" - Andrea von Kampen
19. "Christmas Dinner" - Echobaby
20. "Snowqueen of Texas" - The Mamas & The Papas
21. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" - Cloverton
22. "Eight Nights a Week" - Loudon Wainwright III
23. "A Christmas Carol" - Tom Lehrer
24. "Oh Holy Night" - Andrew Bird
25. "This Must Be Christmas" - Kodaline
26. "What Are You Doing New Years Eve" - Johnnyswim
27. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - She & Him
28. a suprise!

You can snag it here.

But honestly, who downloads music anymore? It's all about the streaming, baby! Spotify is my streamer of choice and here's the playlist there:

Don't have a Spotify account or want a little more visual flair? YouTube has you mostly covered. (One song I used - Josh Rouse's "Heartbreak Holiday" - is nowhere to be found there.) Behold:

Feel like diggin' through the eggnog crates? Previous editions of AVMC can be found under the Merry Mixmas tab up top. (On a mobile browser, click Home and it'll give you the option to switch.) Yeah, yeah, I've slacked off and haven't replaced the dead download links. Just enjoy the sweet, sweet YouTube and Spotify streams for now, ya filthy animals.

And there you go. I hope this year's mix lightens a little bit of your covid funk. Feel free to pass this on to any kith and/or kin who could use a shot of Yule tunes into their veins. It's guaranteed to keep the cooties at bay.* Merry Christmas!

*not a guarantee

Friday, December 18, 2020

Yes, Virginia, Die Hard is a Christmas movie AND a to-go Cocktail.

 Courtesy of Miracle in Carytown. Hopefully 2021 won't be another shit show and one can actually go inside the bar to take in their exquisitely decked halls.