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Archived Online Christmas Audio

Discussion in 'Christmas Radio & Audio' started by RadioJonD, Dec 26, 2007.



  1. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    Are you depressed because your "Official Holiday Station" pulled the plug on the music you so much crave? Are you wondering why it all has to come to an screecing hault after only two months of constant tinsel tunes? Are you tired of the naysayers that berate the fact that Christmas radio starts too early each year? Well, cheer up Bunky; We've got the medicine that'll cure your Yuletune Blues in the space of a download!

    The purpose of this thread is to gather as many sources of Yule Audio as possible. Hopefully there will be enough material for at least one site now and again until Christmas rolls around!

    Merry Christmas Radio, an affiliate of the MMC Network, seeks to be the clearinghouse for internet stations offering Christmas content all year. Check it out at http://www.live365.com/stations/elfedzachary & http://www.merrychristmasradio.com/ If you know of a station that needs to be added, please let us know there!

    Merry Christmas Radio and the other internet stations listed are a perfect source for background music in your home. Maybe you even have an internet radio hooked through your stereo system so you can tune in while going about your daily activity! What better way to keep the Christmas Spirit all year round in your home?

    Here, however, we will concentrate on places where one can visit to download Chirstmas audio content to take on the road! Whether you download into an MP3 player or to a hard drive to burn CDs, this thread will berak the tether to your home computer.

    As is the nature of the internet, many of these links will "break" overtime and vanish, often without warning. Likewise, some will be offered for a limited time. That's why you should download and save as soon as the sources are shared.

    Your technical questions on how to save and download, etc. are welcomed as well. The biggest thing you need to know is "right click and save as."

    So, boys and girls, clear some hard drive/MP3 space, create a folder(s) and get ready to share what you find! From a full podcast to a site offering a single download, post it! And you don't have to wait for the first of the week as the thread name implies! Share 'em as you find 'em!

    For an idea of what to expect, head over to - http://mymerrychristmas.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3758 Many of those will find their way here over the next few months!
     
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  2. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    Limited Time Offers!

    Here are three limited time offers to visit right away!

    My friend Rob, a.k.a. Captain OT, keeps a Yuleblog all year. His generosity in sharing out of print Christmas vinyl knows no equal. I'll let you read his blog for more as to why, but all of his download links will expire on January 2, 2008 There is a ton of stuff here so grab it now! - http://christmasyuleblog.blogspot.com/

    FaLaLaLaLa.com is always active during the season and for Christmas in July. Members, such as the afore mentioned Captain OT, rip and share vinyl by the crate full! The cornerstone of all this is the annual ADVENTure in Carols share by site host, Brad, a.k.a. The King of Jingaling. Right now you will find the 2007 offering as well as links to the three previous years. These include very nice artwork for CD case insert labels! http://falalalala.com/ Don't forget to explore the links to get ahead in this thread!

    The Bone Conduction Music Show - Christmas Extravaganza 2007 is availabe for download. It will remain up until it rotates off the archive page.
    Host Thayrone urges us to record the show and play it poolside in the Summer! You'll find it in four one hour segments. - http://www.thayrone.com/listennow.html
    Don't forget to scroll down for the two hour version of the Christmas show as well. In addition, all the shows in December have Christmas content. Might as well get them too!
     
  3. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    Copyright Issues!

    A word about copyrights before we officially get started.

    The podcasters/broadcasters/webmasters of these linked sites have (hopefully) complied with copyright laws as they apply to music. Some hold higher standards than others and MMC can not vouch for the content of any link. If you should learn of copyright infringement on any site shared in this thread, please contact me or any of the staff.

    Thus, we do not encourage the open sharing of one’s personal music collection. If you are a member of a music sharing community, please consider the rights of the artists and their respective representatives. Do not post links to sites or personal collections that do not pay royalties! These links will be removed!

    Once again, the primary focus here is to link to unique out of print music sharing sites or broadcast “air checks”. Should you desire to track down a particular tune or CD to add to your collection, contact us. We will help you find what you are looking for so that you may legitimately purchase it. This method ensures that you will get the best sound quality available and will have supported the artist that created the work, a win-win situation!
     
  4. mammaduke

    mammaduke Guest

    Thanks Jon for letting us know where we can hear Christmas music. I love all that music & can listen to it all year long.
     
  5. whychristmas

    whychristmas Webmaster Partner, <a href="http://www.whychristma Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa MMC Partner

  6. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    Cheeze Pleeze!

    I hope that many of you took advantage of the plethora of out of print Christmas offerings by Captain OT! You certainly missed out if you didn't! Wonder how many times we'll here "Where can I find...?" this year? It was probably on Rob's site at one time!


    For the first partial week of 2008, here is another limited time download source.

    Join hosts Snarfdude and Daffodil as they bring you a Cheeze Pleeze Christmas via podcast.

    http://www.cheezepleeze.com/archive.htm

    2007 Christmas Show MP3's are labeled:

    SHOW 178 Christmas 2007-Pt 1
    SHOW 179 Christmas 2007-Pt 2
    SHOW 180 Christmas 2007-Pt 3
    SHOW 181 Christmas 2007-Pt 4

    As with the Bone Conduction Music Show above (you've got about three weeks left, hurry!), these shows will rotate off the archive. Get 'em now!

    Please, if you listen to and/or download any of these sources, leave a note here or e-mail/pm me. If there is little or no interest, I may let this thread fade off into the Yuletide sunset.

    I really would like your additions too so that I can add more music to my collection!
     
  7. JayIsh

    JayIsh MMC Musicmaster, MerryChristmasRadio Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum

    Three cheers for big Jon for keeping us from gonig into withdrawals as our Christmas music fades away!!! I got an ipod for Christmas, my first one, so I'll be trying to fill that baby up...I can see already that I'm going to need more memory on the old home PC...These hobbies get so expensive...But hey...I don't play golf, drink, gamble, carouse, or any other money spending activity so...For me, It's open season when it comes to music!!! And concerts...And books, CD's, DVD's, and ...
     
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  8. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    cheesy I just got my MP3 player up and running over the last few days and of course I'm paying for the music through iTunes.

    My husband came into check on how things were going and said, "what? Chrsitmas songs?"

    Yip. I download some of my favourites - of course I have several of them on one or more CD's so it didn't really make sense, but I had to have them.

    :cry: I'll keep my eyes open for festive (legit) links for y'all. Thanks, RJD.
     
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  9. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    Mining some more Vinyl!

    Kiddie records spent three years ripping old children’s recordings from 78rpm records. Each week from 2005 to 2007 a “new” old record was posted complete with cover scans.

    Not surprisingly, weeks 48 thru 51 each year contained Christmas releases.

    Each link contains the cover scans, download, and a description

    2005:
    Week 48- Why The Chimes Rang - http://www.kiddierecords.com/archive/week_48.htm
    Week 49- Christmas Party with “Two Ton” Baker - http://www.kiddierecords.com/archive/week_49.htm
    Week 50- Howdy Doody’s Christmas Party - http://www.kiddierecords.com/archive/week_50.htm
    Week 51- This Is Christmas: The Legend of the Christmas Tree & Tale of a Christmas Stocking - http://www.kiddierecords.com/archive/week_51.htm

    2006:
    Week 50 - The Nutcracker Suit for Children - http://www.kiddierecords.com/2006/archive/week_50.htm
    Week 51 - The Story of the Nativity (Gene Autry) - http://www.kiddierecords.com/2006/archive/week_51.htm

    2007:
    Week 48- Assorted Holiday Singles - http://www.kiddierecords.com/2007/archive/week_48.htm
    Week 49- Assorted Holiday Singles - http://www.kiddierecords.com/2007/archive/week_49.htm
    Week 50 - Assorted Holiday Singles - http://www.kiddierecords.com/2007/archive/week_50.htm
    Week 51- A Christmas Carol (Basil Rathbone) - http://www.kiddierecords.com/2007/archive/week_51.htm

    To see all the records by year, click on a year from the front page - http://www.kiddierecords.com/

    Now you know where I got the idea for this thread!
     
  10. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    cheesy I love that place. I think it was 2004 0r 2005 when I first stumbled across it.

    Some of the covers I recognize in his vast collection.

    I still have quite a few children's story records tucked away. I don't remember any of them being Christmas ones though.
     
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  11. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    Why Fidelity

    Still available for a couple of weeks yet is the BCMS four hour Christmas Extravaganza (link above). The two hour version is only one week from disappearing. Hurry!

    FaLaLaLaLa ADVENTure in Carols 2004 thu 2007 are still available (link above).

    This week's addition:

    Why Fedelity is a podcast with constant show updates. Pretty much all content between Thanksgiving and New Years is Christmas.

    View playlists/downloads all here - http://whyfidelity.blogspot.com/ As more shows are added the Christmas ones are moved down and then into the archive. At post time, all Christmas shows, playlists and download links are still on this one page.

    Individual Show show titles and links (most current and working back):

    2007-

    Why Fidelity 108: Mr. Mistletoe
    http://whyfidelity.blogspot.com/2007/12/why-fidelity-108-mr-mistletoe.html

    Why Fidelity 107 : My Christmas Tree
    http://whyfidelity.blogspot.com/2007/12/why-fidelity-107-my-christmas-tree.html

    Why Fidelity 106:Bingle Bells
    http://whyfidelity.blogspot.com/2007/12/why-fidelity-106bingle-bells.html

    Why Fidelity 105: Jing-a-Ling-a-Ling
    http://media.libsyn.com/media/whyfidelity/why_fidelity_105.mp3

    Why Fidelity 104: North Pole Penguin
    http://media.libsyn.com/media/whyfidelity/why_fidelity_104.mp3

    Why Fidelity 103: Too Fat for the Chimney
    http://media.libsyn.com/media/whyfidelity/why_fidelity_103.mp3

    Why Fidelity 102 - A Kiss For Christmas
    http://media.libsyn.com/media/whyfidelity/why_fidelity_102.mp3

    Why Fidelity 101 - It Must Be Christmas
    http://media.libsyn.com/media/whyfidelity/why_fidelity_101.mp3

    Why Fidelity 100 - Sing We Now of Christmas
    http://media.libsyn.com/media/whyfidelity/why_fidelity_100.mp3

    Why Fidelity 99 - Comin' Up Christmas Time
    http://media.libsyn.com/media/whyfidelity/why_fidelity_99.mp3

    2006 - All Christmas shows on one page here - http://tinyurl.com/yt8r9p

    Why Fidelity 60: We Wish You a Merry Christmas!
    Why Fidelity 59: Pour Some More Eggnog on the Fruitcake
    Why Fidelity 58: I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You
    Why Fidelity 57: Our Christmas Gift To You
    Why Fidelity 56 : Christmas Is...
    Why Fidelity 55: Snowmen and Reindeer and Elves, Oh My!
    Why Fidelity 54 : A Carol For Another Christmas
    Why Fidelity Podcast 53 : A Very Merry Why Fidelity

    2005 - All Chrsitmas (plus others) shows one one page here - http://tinyurl.com/24twvy

    Why Fidelity Limited Edition Bonus Christmas Show
    Why Fidelity #23 - Christmas Special Part 4
    Why Fidelity Christmas Special Part 3
    Why Fidelity Christmas Special Part 2
    Why Fidelity #20 - Christmas Special Part 1

    Why Fidelity should keep you busy this week! Each episode is around thirty minutes.
     
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  12. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    The Hound

    The two hour BCMS Christmas show will drop from the archive any day now; still another week left for the four hour version.

    FaLaLaLaLa ADVENTure in Carols is still available as far as I know.

    Getting a jump start with next week's addition(s) For a more in depth review if The Hound check this thread - http://www.mymerrychristmas.com/forum/showpost.php?p=33964&postcount=5

    Other than that, here are six shows available for download:

    http://thehound.net/19871219/

    http://thehound.net/19881224/

    http://thehound.net/19891223/

    http://thehound.net/19901222/

    http://thehound.net/19921219/

    http://thehound.net/19931225/

    The sound quality ain't that great (32 Kbps 22.050 kHz Mono), but these are good shows nonetheless. Each one lasts a couple of hours so you should get enough Christmas music for your work commute to last a while! The shows are available for download either in their entirety, in segments, or by individual tunes.
     
  13. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    OTR Anyone?

    Old Time Radio Christmas shows abound on the internet. While looking to find something to share, I was overwhelmed by all the choices! Instead of making one choice, here is a link that will keep us busy for a long time.


    http://channel1.radionostalgia.libsyn.com/index.php?search_string=christmas&search=1

    If you have an OTR favorite, chances are it's here. Bob Hope, Burns & Allen, The Shadow, Abbott & Costello as well as some big band shows for Crown and many many more shows are ready for discovery. Hence, the early posting so that we may get started!
     
  14. mammaduke

    mammaduke Guest

    Thanks Jon for the link so we can check it out.
     
  15. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    Rev. J. M. Gates

    For those who haven’t caught up on all the stuff from the last two weeks, we’ll keep it short this time.

    Here are a couple of Sermons by the Reverend J.M. Gates. Together they run just over six minutes.

    Did You Spend Christmas Day In Jail? – 1929

    Death May Be Your Santa Claus – 1926

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-qv3Xk1wgc
     
  16. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    Red Ryder

    Double A over at Christmas Talk reviewed “A Christmas Story” a couple of days ago, so I though I would be lazy this week (so I'm a day early; sue me) and re-run this article from the old TXP Newsletter:

    November 18, 2006

    Jean Shepherd wrote a collection of short stories for various magazines that were eventually collected and published in a book. Doubleday books released “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” in 1966. At least one of these stories would become entrenched in our modern day Christmas traditions.

    Shepherd also hosted a radio show on New York City’s WOR from 1956 to 1977. Reading his Christmas short stories on the air became a Christmas Eve became a tradition for listeners of WOR.

    Offered for your enjoyment this week is a couple of those readings as heard on WOR in the 1970’s. You may recognize parts of these stories that would become the nucleus of one of our holiday movie favorites. From radio tradition to television tradition, listen to the author read what would in 1983 come to the big screen. We know it as “The Christmas Story” and watch it every year during the twenty-four marathon on one of the Turner channels!

    http://www.maskmusic.com/other_music.html Scroll down to about the fourteenth and fifteenth offerings entitled-

    December 24, 1971 - Earliest Christmas WOR Jean Shepherd (mp3) - (10.65 MB)

    December 24, 1974 - edit - Red Ryder WOR Jean Shepherd (mp3) - (9.34 MB)

    These would be good to burn and take on the road for the work or holiday vacation drive! See if you can detect any differences between the short stories and the movie. “You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”

    For more about Jean Shepherd visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Shepherd

    Direct links to the MP3 files:

    http://www.maskmusic.com/audio/1971_12_24_Earliest_Christmas_WOR_Jean_Shepherd.mp3

    http://www.maskmusic.com/audio/1974_12_24_edit_Red_Ryder_WOR_Jean_Shepherd.mp3
     
  17. Maureen

    Maureen Merry Forums Super Administrator Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Louann Jeffries Award

    (so I'm a day early; sue me)

    People vs Jonathan Melton

    in causa

    :snowball:
     
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  18. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum


    Under US Code, I plead a Fifth. If Crown Royal (fine Canadian content) isn’t available, I plead insanity. If insanity doesn’t work, I throw myself to the mercy of the Court Jester. If the Court Jester isn’t available, declare a mistrial and let my mercy remain in the capable hands of my nurse, Matilda (Carmelita ran off with another wheelchair).

    I respectfully ask as my barrister, Montana Santa.
     
  19. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum Christmas Talk Alum

    Get Jayish to round up some kangaroos.

    He can coordinate with PattyJo.
     
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  20. JayIsh

    JayIsh MMC Musicmaster, MerryChristmasRadio Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas.com Alum

    Did you know that PattyJo and I share the same last name??? And a full world apart...There is no point further from New Jersey than Australia...I have a good friend who was born in Australia and moved to New York...makes ya wonder what he was a-runnin' from to need to go as far away as possible...
     
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