Saturday, February 2, 2008


It's Groundhog Day, possibly one of the best post Christmas holidays made all the most special because of the seminal favorite movie of the same name starring Bill Murray. And it's certainly one of the best non-Christmas holiday movies ever, if not arguably the best.

Which is why it's no surprise people would take this concept from Groundhog Day and try to merge it with movies of a similar theme. Movies that are arguably much, much worse than the standard holiday movies out there.

We had Christmas Every Day, which--judging from the You Tube clips I found--would make me wish Christmas was no days if having it everyday meant everyday this movie was on TV. And more recently we had Christmas Do-Over, which is the same concept only executed in a more painful way. And execution is what you will want to endure after watching either of these movies.

I thought about trying to see if there was a soundtrack to either of these movies to share with you today, but I thought there is no way in heck fire that either of those movies are yielding any kind of memorable unique Christmas songs. (They might...Santa Vs. The Martians gave us "Hooray For Santa Clause," so I guess it can happen...but I am not looking to find out.)

Instead I have a couple tracks from my personal collection about celebrating Christmas everyday. So pop Groundhog Day into the DVD player, get it on demand, watch it on TV, download it or however you get your movies and listen to these tracks. Think of your worst Christmas ever and what would you do if you could relive that day over and over again. Yeah, I said worst. It was a crappy day for Bill Murray and he made it into a wonderful day. What would you do differently on your worst Christmas to make it better?

So now I give you the tracks:

First up comes from a record I picked up a couple weeks ago called An Austin Rhythm and Blues Christmas, dating back to 1983. It's a great collection, and I don't know if it's been issued on CD.

Paul Ray-Let's Make Every Day Christmas Day

And the final track today is from a favorite, but not oft listened to band, called Giant Sand. This is from their best of collection, Giant Songs, Vol. 2: The Best of Giant Sand

Giant Sand-Christmas Everyday (Maybe It'll Help)


stubbysfears said...

Yep, the Austin album was issued on CD. No bonus tracks or anything like that.

Anonymous said...

Jamey says:
Originally released 1983 on Austin Records 8301, Re-released in 1986 on LP as Epic PE 40576 & CD as Epic WEK-40576. RE-re-released in 2001 on CD as Epic/Legacy EK 85656 WITH A BONUS TRACK, Willie Ne3lson - Blue Christmas.... That's the story & I'm stickin' to it!

Great blog, by the way, keep up the great sharities!!!

stubbysfears said...

Well, MY copy of the CD didn't have any Willie Nelson tracks on it.