The Ultimate “Very Marty” Holiday Spotify Playlist

4 Dec

My blog readers have landed on Santa Claus and Hanukkah Harry’s “Nice List” this year.

So as my present to you all, I’ve compiled what may be the ultimate “Very Marty Xmas” playlist, using Spotify.

That right: It’s three hours of some of my favorite holiday songs — I say “holiday,” because the playlist does include some Hanukkah and New Year’s songs too. (Screw you, Fox News.)

Nearly every track from my best-of compilation is here, as are a bunch from other years, plus a few tracks that never made it on to a mix in all my 10 years of making them.

Unfortunately, some tracks had to be excluded because they’re not on Spotify. Specifically, that includes what may be the best version of “O Holy Night” I’ve ever heard, the one Trombone Shorty did on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Oh well. I’ve embedded the video below because this wouldn’t really be an “ultimate” playlist without it.

(I also wish the Stephen Colbert/Jon Stewart duet “Can I Interest You in Hanukkah” was on Spotify, but maybe that was hoping for too much.)

So without further ado, here’s the mix. Hopefully you have a Spotify account so you can enjoy it.

Happy Holidays!



What are your favorite holiday songs? Any you’d add to this list? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

3 Responses to “The Ultimate “Very Marty” Holiday Spotify Playlist”

  1. Rebecca December 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Love the list! Esp. Slade! Haven’t heard that in years. You could use a Ronnie Spector song however..Frosty? I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus? Sleigh Ride? Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree? Great list.

    • Martin Lieberman December 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

      Ooooh … The Ronette’s “Frosty the Snowman” is a great idea! Just added it.


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