This site does not certify itself to be 100 percent authoritative, but we'd sure like it to be that way when it grows up. Rock 'n roll is a subjective thing, we realize, but we're keeping the definition as wide open as it can be. Click on the Statement of Purpose for more.
Thanks to everybody who has stopped by the site this past year and in previous years. We had quite a busy time in 2008, as anybody who scrolled from the top to the bottom of Recent Releases can testify. Now that we've put Christmas '08 well behind us, I'm planning to make some changes to this site, so consider this a combination warning that the familiar site will likely be replaced by something unfamiliar and incomplete, along with a reassurance that the site will still be here for next Christmas and hopefully quite a few from then on.
Graph Jam has a diagram of Christmas song quality. Check out the Philco Brothers on YouTube performing the Dogmatics "Christmas Time." Speaking of YouTube, we're remiss in not having Amy Winehouse's "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" up sooner.
While you're here, sniff around the other menus for the oldies but still goodies. And enjoy the holidays, every last one of them. Declare a few of your own if necessary. Note the iTunes and Amazon links at right and feel free to use them. Oh, and one more thing: Merry Christmas!
Eras: The Beginning, The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties, The Nineties, The 21st Century
Genres: Reggae, Soul/R&B, Rap, Blues, Punk, Surfin' Xmas, Tropical
Novelties: Fifties and Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties, The Nineties, The 21st Century
Compilations: Regular Comps, Charity Comps, Soundtracks
Special Reports: Recent Releases, Hanukkah, Miscellaneous
Enjoy these links: Visit this holiday site, MyMerryChristmas.com. Also try Jingle Bell Junction
Need to send an e-card? Visit Christmas E-Greetings and New Year's Greetings.
How about Christmas trees, wreaths and garland? Check out Christmas Farms.
For international gift-giving, visit Send Christmas Gifts To UK (and elsewhere, too).
Randy's Rodeo has grown its Christmas page into a whole site, HipChristmas.com
Visit A Christmas Yuleblog, Check the Cool Wax and Ernie Not Bert, holiday goodies blogged by collectors
It's Beginning To Sound a Lot Like Christmas, another Yuletide music blog
Senses Working Overtime and Christmas A Go Go, same as above
A blog tracking every cover version of Wham's "Last Christmas?" Well, why not?
Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else and BongoBells, still more Christmas music blogging
Jul Igen-Christmas Again blogs holiday music from a Swedish perspective
A Christmas song article at Movie Poop Shoot (with link right back here)
A cartoon video for Bob Rivers' "White Trash Xmas" (Flash req.)
You loved it on "Saturday Night Live": "Christmastime For the Jews" (Quicktime required)
Jeff's Christmas Music — a crazy Canadian who's actually put up a useful database of his collection
Groovy Christmas — album cover scans and Phil Spector worship, mostly in Spanish, however
Diane Werts offers her obsessive Xmas TV expertise at Newsday's TV blog. Click on the Christmas Zone category.
Neat singing Santa cartoon based on the Drifters' "White Christmas"
Lounging around at FaLaLaLaLa.com.
Christmas tribute to the White Stripes
Non-rock Christmas music at ChristmasReviews.com
Dr. Clueful's Christmassacre has a few strong opinions....
And you'll like the Rebel Without a Claus (another Flash flick)....
Now more than ever....