Saturday, December 10, 2011

REPOST: Let's Get Some of These Borrowed Christmas Images & Tunes Outta the Way

Now I'm not particularly in the Christmas mood yet this year, when it seems like there is Christmas uber-overload at every turn.  But recently, I finally got around to looking at those stat charts Big Brother Blogspot puts together for the serious, driven, self-aware bloggers.  Guess what?  The series of Borrowed Christmas Images are continually dominating my stats & graphs.  So here is the first of a series of re-blogs of last years Christmas re-blogs...

Let's Get Some of These Borrowed Christmas Images & Tunes Outta the Way
originally posted on: Saturday, December 19, 2009


Does Santa freak you out? Do Clowns and Mimes freak you out? Well check out some of these Santa's. Some of these are just wrong! Check out this great little site dedicated to scary pics of Santa - tis the season!
sketchy santas:

This vintage wrapping paper has stylized bells in fashionable, period colors.

Another little Christmas treat for ya'll."Jeri Kelly - Poor Old Santa Claus"

"Ray Bolger - L'il Elfy"

Click here to open your present:

Freaky Victorian Santa (detail) (via stevechasmar )

Santa School Images from the Life Magazine Photo Archive
The Life Magazine Photo Archive is a great time waster. Typing in random nouns or verbs and seeing what nineteen fifties artsy fartsy gems appear is grand fun. Check out the archive's large gallery of photos from a Santa School. Pick a noun, Christmas or otherwise, and kiss several hours away

Here is another piece of vintage wrapping paper for your visual pleasure and inspiration!


Santa In Animal Land (1948) Christmas Puppet Show. Slightly frightening puppet animals are upset that Santa Claus only brings gifts to kids, so Kitty Kat hunts down the official Santa Claus for animals. "You can thank me for your holiday nightmares later."

Slim Aarons Bacall and Bogart 1951


The elves have finished putting it together and now the Be-bop Santa Claus has delivered the second annual Steve Terrell Podcast Christmas Special right into your electronic stocking. There's a little Christmas cheese and a little Christmas sleaze with Yuletide goodies from The Rockin' Guys, Wildman Fischer, Andre Williams, Pee Wee King, The Fall, Nervous Norvous, Be-Bop Santa Claus, The Turtles, The Drive-by Truckers, The Handsome Family and more.
CLICK HERE: to download the podcast. (To save it, right click on the link and select "Save Target As.")
Or better yet, stop messing around and CLICK HERE: to subscribe to my podcasts.
The official Big Enchilada Web Site with my podcast jukebox and all the shows is HERE:
Here's the play list:
(Background Music: We Wish You'd Bury the Missus by The Cryptkeeper)
The Last Month of the Year by The Tarbox Ramblers
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by The Legendary Shack Shakers
I Want to be King of Orient Ah by Elastica
There Ain't No Santa Claus on the Midnight Stage by Captain Beefheart
Be-Bop Santa Claus by The Be-Bop Santa Claus
Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus by Pee Wee King
Sleigh Bells, Reindeer and Snow by Rita Faye Wilson
(Background Music: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by BeauSoleil )
A Christmas Carol by Tom Leher
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by The Fall
I'm a Christmas Tree by Wild Man Fischer
Rudibaker's Christmas Wish by Andre Williams
Monsters Holiday by Bobby "Boris" Pickett
(Background Music: Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer by Los Straitjackets)
Something Funny in Santa's Lap by The Moaners
Santa and The Sidewalk Surfer by The Turtles
I'm Waiting for Santa Claus by Nervous Norvous
Mrs. Claus' Kimono by Drive-By Truckers
A Johnny Ace Christmas by Squirrel Nut Zippers
Jinglecide by The Rockin' Guys
So Much Wine by The Handsome Family
(Background Jingle Bells by Twitty Bird & Friends)

1963 Disneyland Christmas Star (via Miehana )


This is a very cool store wrap on a giant roll. Judging from the graphics, the tomato-red/chartreuse, and the older roll it is on, I think it is early to mid 60's.


The Fleshtones - Stocking Stuffer @ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. Hurray for Santa Claus 2. Six White Boomers 3. Super Rock Santa 4. You're All I Want for Christmas 5. Champagne of Christmas 6. Canadian Christmas 7. Mr. Santa Claus 8. Christmas With Bazooka Joe 9. Run, Rudolph, Run! 10. I Still Believe in Christmas 11. In Midnight's Silence
From the garage rock gods who brought the world ''Super Rock,'' Stocking Stuffer is the Christmas album for music fans who hate run-of-the mill Christmas music. The Fleshtones just want to rock and they re not about to let peace on earth or good will toward men get in the way. ''Hooray for Santa Claus'' opens the disc with a speaker busting ode to the guy
in the big red suit and ''Champagne of Christmas'' looks back to The Fleshtones classic R&B roots while extolling the virtues of more than a little yuletide bubbly. Stocking Stuffer is festive enough to get you in the holiday mood but rocks hard enough to keep the eggnog flowing through mistletoe make-out sessions and drunken sing-a-longs. If Santa is
cool enough to leave this little gem in your stocking, this year you ll actually look forward to Christmas music!
(Click on above link to original ratboy 69 blogposting for possible download link)

Pete Oswald: Happy Holidaze

The Most of Christmas Present - Why do I love this cover so? Is it the man in the chair? The dog?

I like this strange, vintage paper very much. The graphics are bit unsettling and the colors quite quirky...

Joan Crawford is coming down your chimney…and she’s got a gun. Merry Xmas! (Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull.)

Julie London - I’d Like You For Christmas (click link above to listen)


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