By WGBH News
Dec. 16, 2011
As we get deeper into the holiday festivities, we bring your our (and your) official WGBH News Off-the-Beaten-Path Holiday Playlist. Here are a few highlights we discussed on the air:
Jeanne in Dallas: "Local references (Boston). The message is sad but probably real for some people."
Daisy in Boston: "Just listen. You'll get it."
WGBH News' Cristina Quinn: "'He was roly, he was poly and I said holy moly, you got a lot of whiskers on your chinny-chin-chin' — need I say more?"
Sadaf: "I discovered this song one winter when both my best friend Sahil and I were going through some very difficult times. I played it over and over and somehow found light in the darkness."
A thematic twofer. Donna in Boston: "It's really funny and a nice little ditty."
... and Dan in Boston: "Because it's about Christmas! In prison!"
"Cousin Kate" in Newton:
And finally, our host picks. Edgar Herwick: "A gem of a holiday tune buried deep in a non-holiday record."
Bob Seay gets two because he needs a lot of festive music to wake up so early in the morning.
Bob: "I love this song!"
Thanks to everyone who gave us musical inspiration. Don't forget to check out the very full playlist on Grooveshark: