Yuletide Grooves #8:

Well, it's been a year, but Yuletide Grooves is back.  We all know and love the classics: Bing Crosby's "White Christmas", Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song", Burl Ives' "Holly Jolly Christmas", etc.  In Yuletide Grooves we get to explore some of the lesser known Christmas recordings.  Please note that several of these will be repeats from last year's Yuletide Grooves because those links are long since dead.

"Trim Your Tree" by Jimmy Butler (1954)

Lyric: "I'm gonna bring along my hatchet, my beautiful Christmas balls, I'll sprinkle my snow all on your tree, hang a mistletoe on your walls."

The double entendre doesn't get much thicker than this folks.

"Santa Claus is Surfin' to Town" by Soupy Sales (1966)

This absolutely one of the worst Christmas songs I've ever heard.... and I don't say that casually.  Obviously trying to cash in on the surf craze (that had actually already passed by), Soups destroys this song utterly and completely.  Singer he is not.

"Winter Wonderland" by Stryper

This one has me wishing for Soupy Sales again.  Remember Stryper? That Christian hair metal band that wore  super tight yellow and black spandex?  Here they are reminding all of us why hair metal died.


  1. "I wanna trim yo tree." Amazing. It's all about good, um, feminine grooming. And ye olde Stryper....God, I could have lived the rest of my life in a semblance of peace without doing what I did, which is hitting "play" on that one.

  2. Even back in '87, that Stryper song was abominable. "This isn't gonna work guys... come onnnn!" Cringe!