There comes that time in any holiday gathering when people need to go home. If you’re reluctant to say, “Hey, all the wine is gone. Go home,” just play one of these Christmas chestnuts and watch them scatter.
Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band-Christmas at K-Mart
His real name was Foster McKenzie III. A Harvard grad who loved the blues and the bizarre. I got your Blue Light Special right here.
Tiny Tim-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindoor
His one hit was “Tiptoe thru the Tulips,” but he was rockin’ the ukulele before Eddie Vedder’s parents’ met. This is pretty awful.
Frankie Sidebottom-Christmas Is Really Fantastic
Frank E. Lee introduced me to the late great oddity, Frankie Sidebottom. I’ll never forgive him.