Monday, December 4, 2023

Dream Weapons present: XMAS DELIGHTS VOL XII C90

This year I present to you an almost chronologically correct festive feast for the ears. Kicking things off with a nine decade ol' Danish ditty, it’s all cozy shellac-era oldies on the first half of my selection. Just like you’ve probably grown accustomed to by now. But for the second half I've put together a hodgepodge of heartwarming folksongs, a few loungy jazz/easy listening gems and some classical/early music stunners (nothing new from me about that either, I suppose:). All in a delightfully christmassy mode. On my twelfth ever year of Xmas-mix making, there’s also a first ever version of 12th Day Of Christmas included. I always liked the melody, yet I never really located a version I thought did it justice. But I thoroughly enjoy Geoff Bastow's afterski in the coctail lounge take on it.

Yulephiles and yulephobics alike: I’m wishing you all the jolliest season ever! I think we deserve a good one -Moahaha

1 Teddy Petersen - Julefantasi-Anden Del (1933)
2 Shep Fields And His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra - Wintertime Dreams (1936)
3 Marimba Novelty Orchestra - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (1934)
4 Raymond Scott with Clyde Burke - All Around The Christmas Tree (1940)
5 Lloyd Glenn's Combo - Christmas Sleigh Ride (1947)
6 Helen Forrest - Snowman (1947)
7 Les Brown - When You Trim Your Christmas Tree (1946)
8 Dan Grisson - Wonderful Christmas Night (1948)
9 London String Quartet - Silent Night (1945)
10 Dinah Shore - The Star Of Bethlehem (1949)
11 Mindy Carson - I Want A Television Christmas (A World of Magic All My Own) (1950)
12 Buddy Clark - Merry Christmas Waltz (1949)
13 Emil Stern Et Son Orchestre - Baby, It's Cold Outside (1951)
14 Eva Dahlbeck - Sankta Lucia (early 1950’s)
15 Georgia Gibbs - Winter's Here Again (1952)
16 Rosemary Clooney - Happy Christmas, Little Friend (1953)
17 Ashley Miller - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1961)

18 Bonnie Dobson - The Holly Bears a Berry (1962)
19 Winifred Smith - 'Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime (1962)
20 María Dolores Pradera - Amarga Navidad (1962)
21 Joe "Mr. Piano" Henderson - Swinging Sleigh Ride (1960)
22 Pernell Roberts - The New Born King (1963)
23 Kathy & Carol - Brightest & Best (1965)
24 Dusty Springfield - O Holy Child (1964)
25 Geoff Bastow - 12th Day Of Christmas (1976)
26 Valerie Masters - Christmas Calling (1964)
27 Hagood Hardy - Winter Time (1975)
28 Anthony Mawer - Snowmobile (1976)
29 Fairuz - Moulouk Al Majous (1977)
30 Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - Personent Hodie (1987)
31 Zola Van - A Virgin Most Pure (2004)
32 Øyonn Groven Myhren - Et Barn Er Født I Betlehem (1998)
33 Nancy Raven - Sleighride (2003)
34 Angelika Garcia, Christian Arevalo & Jonathan Merete - Shchedryk (2017)

Btw: () = the years of recording, not composed:)



Link to all our Delights & XD-V (the latter link you'll find the Pre-DWp's Vol. I-IV) + here's the streams for 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016:

-and as always before my delights wouldn’t be half as delightful without ERNIE NOT BERT and his amazing blog.


  1. Looks great, thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Thank you, Ernie - for your many thousands shares! ...that no one would ever get to hear if it wasn't for you (+ that you remaster them).

    2. Thanks to both blogs. Essential. Im grateful. Really make this time something to look forward to


    3. Thank you Kelly for your comment. It wouldn't be half as fun without listeners out there such as yourself - appreciating these shares:)

  2. Looks like a real treat -- thank you! And shout out to Ernie who is most definitely the xmas music fountainhead!

    1. Hopefully it'll do the trick:) - yes Ernie (Not Bert) is the motherlode of christmas music

  3. Many thanks! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!
    -big sun

    1. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you too, big sun!

  4. Thank you for this wonderful mix-tape.
    Happy holidays & merry christmas!

    1. My pleasure, eGorey:) - Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season!

  5. I came late but that doesn't change the fact that this mix is amazing !Thanks Moahaha !