Dec 2008
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Special This Month..FOUR Christmas Shows!! Click to Listen1, 2, 3, or 4 Above.

Okay, I got a little carried are 65 different artists, and 78 songs, and an interview with Cris Williamson, about her new holiday CD, and six other artists dropped in with comments on their all totals just under five hours!

You'll find artist links with their names on the playlists, and check out the pages of pics for each show, lots of show and tell...:)

click to read the script, and to find a few more pics

Playlist - Part 4 - 80:52

Michael Feinstein - We Need a Little Christmas (1993)
Phranc - Hannukah Snowman (2006)
John Small - High New England Snow (1993)
Patrick Arena - Merry Christmas Daddy (2008)
Tom Andersen comments (2008)
Tom Andersen, Scott Coulter, Tim Dipasqua -
     War on Christmas Day (2008)
James Collins comments (2008)
James Collins - Missing You At Christmas (That's All)
Norine Braun - Christmas Bells (2008)
Gaye Adegbalola comments (2008)
Saffire - One Parent Christmas (1992)
Libby Roderick - Winter (1993)
Michael Gott - A Quiet Christmas (2007)
Pat Rocco - Sleigh Ride / Most Wonderful
     Time of the Year / Epilogue (2008)
Rex Gildo - Silent Night (1973)
Ronnie Tober - If Every Day Was Like Christmas (2002)
Clay Aiken - Don't Save It All For Christmas (2004)
Andy Northrup, Michael West, Freddy Freeman -
     Christmas I Need You (2008)
Katie Reider - Little Drummer Boy (2006)
Girlyman - Carols at Christmas (2007)
Darren Hayes - Last Christmas (1999)
George Michael - December Song
(I Dreamed of Christmas) (2008)
Elton John - Step Into Christmas (1973)

Playlist - Part 1 - airdate 12/22/08, 58:00

Melissa Etheridge - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)(2008)
Melissa Etheridge - It's Christmas Time (2008)
Beth Ditto - Everyday Is Christmas With You (2006)
Jennifer O'Connor - Deck the Halls (2008)
Jennifer O'Connor - Xmas Party (2008)
James Collins Comments (2008)
James Collins - I Just Can't Wait Till Christmas Time (2007)
Jay Spears - Daddy Claus (2008)
Justus Boys - Snow on Christmas Day (2007)
Rick Berlin - Happy Lesbians In The Snow (2007)
Cliff Richard - Mistletoe & Wine (1988)
Ste McCabe - Christmastime for Sanctimonious Swine (2008)
MobTelevision - Queerest Time of the Year (2007)
Chris Williamson Interview (2008)
Cris Williamson - Sounding Joy (2008)
Cris Williamson - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2008)
Ryan Mintz - New Year's Eve (2007)
Turtle Island String Quartet, with Vicki Randle & Linda Tillery -
     Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (1995)
Candie Cramer - Christmas Song (2008)
Jimmy James - Feliz Navidad (2002)

Playlist - Part 2 - 78:53

RuPaul - Funky Christmas (Christmas at My House) (1997)
Melissa Etheridge - Merry Christmas Baby (2008)
KJ Denhert - Silent Night (2003)
Cris Williamson Interview, continued (2008)
Cris Williamson - Winter Hearts (2008)
Cris Williamson - Moonlight Ranch (2008)
Andy Fraser - Take Me Home For Christmas (2007)
Neil Aaron - Christmas Day 2004 (2006)
Chris VonTanner comments (2008)
Chris VonTanner - Santa Claus You're Fat (1974)
Adam Baum - Christmastime on the Beach (2007)
Jeff Straker comments (2008)
Jeff Straker - The River (2005)
Soren Anders - I Want Nothing (2008)
Bryce Kulak - A Christmas Song (2007)
Zane Kuchera - Christmas Time Is Here (2008)
Matt Alber - Star of Wonder (2008)
Makena - Let It Snow / Silent Night (2007)
Betty - Christmas Ain't Coming This Year (2004)
Gisele - Just Dont Feel Like Christmas (2007)
Ashley MacIsaac - T'was the Night Before Christmas /
     The Devil in the Kitchen (1993)
Lori Michaels - Holidays (2006)
Melissa Etheridge - O Night Divine (2008)

Playlist - Part 3 - 76:33

Venus Envy - Silent Dyke (1995)
Therapy Sisters - Santa Blues (1998)
Chris Garneau - It's Almost Christmas (2007)
West Coast Singers - What a Gay 'Ol Christmas Tree (2006)
North Coast Men's Chorus - The Three Fagrigals (2004)
Bryan Hawn - O Holy Night (2008)
Cheezy Keys - Last Christmas (2005)
Bruno Beats - Frosty the Rockin' Snowman (1982)
Man2Man - Cryin' on Christmas (1988)
Kristian Hoffman comments (2008)
Kristian Hoffman - Christmas Time Is Coming
     (So Get Out of the Way) (1995)
Kristian Hoffman - I Put the X in Xmas / Silent Night (2005)
Awesome Wells - Never Buy You Roses (2008)
Hug Party - Christmas Is Coming (2007)
Candy Panic Attack - On the Dole at Christmas (2006)
Johnny McGovern - Dirty Gay Christmas (2008)
Kendall - Santa Polka (2006)
Jay Brannan - Unstable Boy (2007)
Jay Brannan - Christmas Really Sucks This Year (2008)
The Pogues, with Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York (1987)
Fall Out Boy - Yule Shoot Your Eye Out (2003)  (straight)


Well, with 65 different artists on these four very queer shows,
I'm spreading them over four main pages, click for page 2

I have bonus holiday photography and artwork at the bottom of each page...

No, I've no idea who these guys are...found this series on the net, circa early 60's,
and they just seemed to fit in with the "heritage" part of my Xmas shows.

Above one and two below, vintage pics grabbed from eBay ads. The one below,
according to the ad, had written on the back "Herbie, plus two boyfriends."

Above, a sad one, of Carl Betts. The eBay seller has a wonderful knack of
relating stories his uncle passed along to him, and wrote the following description.

"This is a wonderful old photo from one of my late gay uncle's photo albums.  This is a picture of a buddy of his named Carl Betts opening Christmas presents at his mother's house in the early 1950's.  Carl had been in the Navy, had gotten drunk, and had been caught with another sailor aboard ship.  The naked men were tossed in the brig and eventually out of the Navy.  A few days before Christmas, Carl went home alone to his mother's house in Pasadena, California.  He couldn't tell her that he had been dishonorably discharged so he said he had been given extra time off for the holidays.  This is the last photo ever taken of Carl.  His mother snapped the picture as Carl sat quietly opening a few gifts on Christmas morning.  Carl started drinking and in a few hours called my uncle and said he needed talk to him.  Carl had told uncle some years before that he was gay but that he didn’t want to be like that.  He wanted to marry, have kids and be straight like everyone else.  Carl had a series of girlfriends but not a lasting relationship with any of them.  He drank too much and when he did, he always wound up in a public restroom or an alley way, or even in a parked car with men like himself; drunk, naked and satisfying a lust he couldn’t control.  Carl never made it to uncle’s house that night.  His body was found below the Colorado Street Bridge, his car engine still running on the bridge above.  It wasn’t known if he jumped or if he got out of the car and, in his drunken stupor, fell over the edge.  Uncle always thought he had committed suicide over not being able to face his gay nature.  Carl’s mother believed her son just lost his balance and toppled over the railing.  She never knew her son was gay."

The wonderful drawing above is used with permission of and is copyrighted by the artist, Michael Breyette, who reserves all rights. Please visit his site and check out his fantastic gallery, at


Haven't had enough queer xmas music yet?
Then click to visit my other xmas shows for

December 2000
December 2001
December 2002  (2 shows)
December 2003  (3 shows)
December 2004 (3 shows)

December 2005 (2 shows)

December 2006 (3 shows)
December 2007 (2 shows)

Couldn't resist plugging my favorite GLBT organization.