Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Xmas Everybody

For the 25th track on His ND Xmas R.E.M. covers the U.K. Christmas Number One from 35 years ago -- Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody".

I always try to make track 25 on my Christmas mixes something extra Christmasey (since I like short songs, there's always a track #25), and this might be the most Xmasey Xmas song ever. R.E.M. released their version last year on their annual holiday single, featuring Mike Mills as Noddy.

So here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody's having fun. Look to the future now, it's only just begun. What, exactly, do those words mean? Who knows? But I hope everyone has a merry happy Xmas. I'm having a White one here in the Sierras. Everybody knows that Christmas snow is the best snow there is!

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