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"Jingle Bells Batman Smells" by Jimmy Fallon (NBC photo)

Jimmy Fallon and Bob Dylan cover Christmas

Jimmy Fallon covers “Jingle Bells Batman Smells” like Dylan and Dylan covers “Must Be Santa” like Brave Combo

"Jingle Bells Batman Smells" by Jimmy Fallon (NBC photo)
“Jingle Bells Batman Smells” by Jimmy Fallon (NBC photo)

Christmas brings out the cover singers and karaoke.

I got caught last night singing “White Christmas” just like Bing Crosby, really!

Jimmy Fallon does a credible Bob Dylan so when a fan suggested he sing “Jingle Bells Batman Smells” why not? Continue reading

Christmas in the Heart (artwork Sony Music)

Bob Dylan’s 2011 Christmas lump of coal – Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

Expecting a new Bob Dylan release this Christmas has been a disappointment

Christmas in the Heart (artwork Sony Music)

Bob Dylan’s Christmas gift to fans this year only has one of his songs.

Bob Dylan was executive producer of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams.

Hank Williams wrote the lyrics decades ago but didn’t finish the songs.

Dylan enlisted a who’s who of country, indie and rock music to make those lyrics come alive.

Every Christmas for ages I have looked forward to some Bob Dylan gift in my stocking.

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Must Be Santa by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan does credible polka song

Polka would be in Bob Dylan’s roots in Hibbing Minnesota but he got the moves from Texas

Must Be Santa by Bob Dylan

We’ve all gotten over, and perhaps forgotten Bob Dylan’s Christmas gift last year. Let’s be generous and thank him after all it’s Christmas and a time of good cheer.

Despite the misgivings of many about Dylan warbling on Silent Night, we’ve got to hand it to him for the awesome cover of Brave Combo’s Must Be Santa. Best polka Christmas song inspires Dylan Continue reading

Brave Combo (picture Brave Combo)

Rollicking Christmas polka song inspires Bob Dylan

Must Be Santa original arrangement by Brave Combo

Brave Combo (picture Brave Combo)

When your tradition is Jewish it’s only logical to be inspired by five rocking, polka players from Denton, Texas at Christmas time.

Brave Combo is the multiple Grammy award winning group that Bob Dylan covered in his Must Be Santa released in 2009 with Christmas in the Heart.

Here’s the real thing recorded at Oktoberfest because it’s never too early to celebrate the good spirit of Christmas. Continue reading

Brave Combo, rocking up Christmas

Must be Santa free download

Without Bob Dylan who would have heard the real Must Be Santa

Brave Combo, rocking up Christmas
Brave Combo, rocking up Christmas

I’ve been scratching my brains why Dylan released Christmas in the Heart. I know all the usual reasons but the CD just doesn’t stack up against any norm of Christmas albums. Dylan trying to croon Bing Crosby is too much even for this devoted Dylan-phile. Donating the royalties to feed the poor is nice.

For the 12 days of Christmas, I sprung for Andrea Bocelli’s My Christmas. Now there is a guy who can sing. He’s not quite the swing of Donnie Osmond or Anne Murray but he can lay on the faux opera voice and make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.

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