Dec 24, 2018
It's Christmas Eve. Chances are, you've heard a lot of beautiful
music. If you're looking for more of that, you've come to the wrong
place. Welcome to Jingle Hell, where bad songs are born, and good
songs come to die. Alecia Lawyer, founder, artistic director, and
principal oboist of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO)
talks about the worst musical offerings of the season, and what
makes them so bad. Songs that include entire scales? Check. Songs
with completely bizarre lyrics that we sing along with anyway?
Check. Wookiees? Yeah. This episode has all of that and oh so much
more. Listen if you dare! And, uh, merry Christmas. You're
Music in this episode:
- “Dominick the Donkey.” Ray Allen, Sam Saltzberg and Wandra
- “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas.” John Rox. Performed by
- “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” Randy Brooks. Performed
by Elmo and Patsy.
- “White Winter Hymnal.” Written and performed by Fleet Foxes.
From their self-titled album.
- “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” By John Frederick Coots.
Performed by the Cheeky Monkeys.
- “Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling.” Written and performed
by Sufjan Stevens. From Silver and Gold.
- “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Frank Loesser. Performed by Zooey
Deschanel & Leon Redbone. From the Elf movie
- “Vader Did You Know?” Vic Mignogna.
- “What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns
a Comb?).” From Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk.
- “Mary, Did You Know?” Lyrics written by Mark Lowry and music
written by Buddy Greene. Performed by Pentatonix.
- Greensleeves. London Festival Orchestra.
- “Joy to the World.” Isaac Watts.
- “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.” Performed by the Bach
- “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Performed by Celtic Woman.
- “Good King Wenceslas.” John Mason Neale.
- “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Performed by Sandi Patty.
- “The Cherry-Tree Carol.” Performed by King’s College
Audio production by Todd "Good King Wencelastodd" Hulslander
with two eyes made out of coal by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark
Special Thanks to Todd Reynolds for his
music, Taskforce: Farmlab from