The Ledge #548: Annual Rock and Roll Christmas Party!

The annual Ledge holiday special is probably the easiest show of the year to put together...but not for the reasons you probably assume. Yes, it would be a breeze to just cull tracks from the same favorite Christmas albums year after year. Nobody would even notice if I ever repeated a song or two.

But I'm thrilled that year after year there is a plethora of new holiday tunes to check out. More and more artists put out Christmas albums. More and more labels put out new compilations. And, most importantly, more and more artists are using their bandcamp pages to put out surprise individual tracks that are quite often free!

So this year's show is, with a handful of exceptions, brand new tunes! If you enjoy great punk, indie, Americana, and power pop there should be something here for you. There's also no silly novelty songs (well, maybe one). There's no maudlin weepers. Musically, each and every song would fit at home on a "normal" episode of The Ledge. So crank this at your family gathering!

I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them promotion! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. New Found Glory, Holiday Records

2. Chris Isaak, Run Rudolph Run

3. Chris Isaak, Almost Christmas

4. Health & Wellbeing, Take It Easy This Christmas

5. Old 97's, I Don't Know What Christmas Is (But Christmastime Is Here)

6. Titus Andronicus, Drummer Boy

7. The So So Glos & Spider Stacy, This Could Be Christmas

8. Micah P. Hinson, Please Daddy, Don't Get Drunk This Christmas

9. Fiddler's Green, Merry Christmas Everybody

10. Farmer Jason, All I Want For Christmas Is a Punk Rock Skunk

11. Crocodiles, Christmas In Hell

12. Neil Brogan, christmas (with a small c)

13. The Walking Who, Halloween on Christmas

14. The Pocket Gods, Apocalyptic Christmas

15. Green Pajamas, I Wish That It Was Christmas

16. Vice Squad, Christmas has been cancelled (Reboot)

17. Vice Squad, A dog is for life (not just for Christmas (Reboot)

18. Colleen Green, Christmas is for Everyone

19. Oh! Gunquit, High On Christmas

20. The Dollyrots, Christmas Time With You

21. Alicja Trout, Joey Ramone for Christmas

22. Cute Lepers, The Cute Lepers Christmas Song

23. Helen Love, Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight)

24. Monkhouse, Guinness and Wine

25. The Photocopies, Under Christmas Lights 

26. The Photocopies, I'm Not Coming Home for Christmastime

27. Swansea Sound, Happy Christmas To Me

28. The Yule Logs, Little Drummer Girl

29. Beebe Gallini, You Ain't Getting Nothin

30. Cindy Lawson, Hey Santa

31. Cindy Lawson, Mr. Scrooge

32. Heatwaves ft. Freddie Dilevi, What Will Santa Bring

33. The Archcriminals, Dreidel Son

34. The Right Here, That Gap Between Thanksgiving and Christmas

35. Stop Calling Me Frank, Say It Ain't So Santa

36. Vista Blue, Santa, Teach Me To Dance


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