Well, that’s Christmas. It’s a good thing you guys got this last podcast of the season, ‘cos I got three freakin’ pies to bake today. And I’m a tired monkey, thanks to these kidneys. Hell, I should make a kidney pie. For the record, I’m making a Maple syrup pie, a Salmon Pie and a Tourtière for Réveillon. There will be crab, since we’re here in the Pacific Northwest, also smoked shellfish of many kinds. But essentially it’s a Swedish/Québécois Christmas in the Randall house. Drop me a line about your Christmas, please. I love hearing from you guys.
This week Alison lectures some more on the origins of Santa. Who knew Santa was a Yeti? Looks like "Bob" really is Santa Claus’ son.
This week I give you the True Believer, a more "traditional" anti-Christmas Christian viewpoint: that "Santa" is just another way to spell S-A-T-A-N!
Programming for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled ‘This Ain’t No White Christmas!,’ is provided by AFVN
First Sequence: Detroit Junior - Christmas Day The Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa’s Got a Bag of Soul The Diplomats of Solid Sound - Let It Snow Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means to Me Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
Second Sequence: Titus Turner - Christmas Morning Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers - Dig That Crazy Santa Claus Jimmy Witherspoon - How I Hate to See Xmas Come Around Sugar Chile Robinson - Christmas Boogie Amos Milburn - Let’s Make Christmas Merry, Baby
Third Sequence: Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz, it’s Christmas William Bell - Everyday Will Be a Holiday Booker T. & The MGs - Jingle Bells Joe Tex - I’ll Make Every Day Christmas (For My Woman) Solomon Burke - Presents for Christmas
Fourth Sequence: Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Christmas Day The Granville Williams Orchestra - Santa Claus is Ska-ing to Town The Ethiopians - Ding Dong Bell The Maytalls - Christmas Feeling Johnny Clarke - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Summation: Erroll Garner - Great Christmas This entry was posted by Tom Sutpen for the series: Radio Free Gunslinger