In the past few days, I've been talking to a lot of people about Christmas music. There's a lot of it out there, but everyone has their favorites - something they saw on TV when they were a kid, something they sang in choir in school. I'm a sucker for traditional Christmas carols, but they're all so good, and there are so many of them, so I'm gonna leave them out. Instead, I give you my three favorite alternative Christmas songs. How about you guys?

In no particular order:

  1. True Blue Miracle. From Christmas Eve on Sesame Street. Not the crappy version with Bob McGrath and Elmo. The original. Does anyone have a recording of this?!?!?!?

  2. Why Isn't It Christmas Yet? A Sunny Lewis classic, and the first appearance of the famed Arthur the Geniuses (and Marie on record. You heard it here, folks.

  3. Christmas Time Is Here. From Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas." You've seen the special. You know the deal.