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This index lists the essential songs (not all the songs) contained on the albums reviewed in Hip Christmas, plus singles, album tracks, or one-hit wonders not otherwise included on those albums. Whenever possible, the artist's name is linked to my review of the best Christmas album (not necessarily the only or original album) on which to find the song.

Barring that, the names will be linked to a place where you may buy the song (usually Amazon). If there's no link, it means that, to my knowledge, the song is not available on CD or MP3. Of course, the list will expand as I write more reviews. And, nothing's perfect - especially me and my crazy list. Please send additions, corrections, criticisms, and suggestions via email .

  • I Believe In Christmas Eve (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, 1970)
  • I Believe In Father Christmas
  • I Believe In Santa Claus (Mills Brothers, 1955)
  • I Believe In Santa's Cause (Statler Brothers, 1978)
  • I Believe In You (Sinead O'Connor, 1992)
  • I Can't Have A Merry Christmas, Mary (Without You) (Jerry Lee Lewis, 1970)
  • I Can't Help It, I Just Like Christmas (Rick Moranis, 2013)
  • I Can't Wait (Richard X. Heyman, 2013)
  • I Can't Wait For Xmas (Bell Peppers, 2013)
  • I Can't Wait Till Christmas (Teresa Brewer, 1953)
  • I Did It For The Toys (Dance Hall Crashers, 1996)
  • I Don't Believe In Santa Claus (Methadone Cocktail, circa 1993)
  • I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You (Saint Etienne, 1998)
  • I Don't Want To Be Alone For Christmas (Bill Haley & The Saddlemen, 1951)
  • I Farted On Santa's Lap (Now Christmas Is Gonna Stink For Me) (Little Stinkers, 1998)
  • I Feel It In My Bones (The Killers featuring Ryan Pardey, 2012)
  • I Fell In Love With A Snowman (Millie Small, 1965)
  • I Give Up, What Is It? (Yogi Yorgesson, 1951)
  • I Hate Christmas (Ren & Stimpy, 1993)
  • I Hate December (Ivy, 1994)
  • I Hate Fuckin' Christmas (Rugburns, 1995)
  • I Hate Xmas (Vibrators, 2000)
  • I Hate You This Christmas (Kate Nash, 2013)
  • I Hear Jingle Bells (Freddy King, 1961)
  • I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
  • I Hope I Sell A Lot Of Records At Christmastime (Princess Superstar, 1999)
  • I Just Want You (For Christmas) (Royal Bliss, 2009)
  • I Like Christmas (Teresa Brewer, 1958)
  • I Like Christmas (I Like It, I Like It) (Barry Gordon, 1956)
  • I Love Christmas (Tommy James & The Shondells, 2004)
  • I Love To Ride With Santa Claus (Jimmie Davis, 1953)
  • I Love Xmas (Screaming Santas, 1995)
  • I Love You Santa Claus (Werewandas, 2012)
  • I Never Spend A Christmas That I Don't Think Of You (Statler Brothers, 1978)
  • I Remember Christmas
  • I Said A Prayer For Santa Claus (Jimmy Boyd, 1953)
  • I Saw Mommy Cha Cha Cha With You Know Who? (Bonnie Sisters, 1955)
  • I Saw Mommy Do The Mambo (With You Know Who) (Jimmy Boyd, 1954)
  • I Saw Mommy Biting Santa Claus (Dollyrots, 2013)
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • I Saw Santa In The Club Last Nite (Young MC, 2010)
  • I Tan't Wait Till Quithmuth (Mel Blanc, 1951)
  • I Told Santa Claus (Fats Domino, 1993)
  • I Told Santa Claus I Want You (Surf Boys, 1966)
  • I Wanna Be A King Of Orient-ah! (Elastica, 1994)
  • I Wanna Be Santa Claus (Ringo Starr, 1999)
  • (I Wanna Go) Surfin' with Santa! (Hollyberries, 2009)
  • I Want The South To Win The War For Christmas (Spike Jones, 1959)
  • I Want To Spend Christmas With Elvis (Little "Lambsie" Penn, 1956)
  • I Want A Beatle For Christmas (Becky Lee Beck, 1964)
  • I Want A Beatle For Christmas (The Fans, 1964)
  • I Want A Beatle For Christmas (Jackie & Jill, 1964)
  • I Want A Beatle For Christmas (Patty Surbey & the Canadian VIP's, 1964)
  • I Want A Boy For Christmas (Del-Vets, 1961)
  • I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
  • I Want A Present For Christmas (J.B. Summers with Doc Bagby's Orchestra, 1949)
  • (I Want A) Rock & Roll Guitar (Johnny Preston, 1960)
  • I Want An Alien For Christmas (Fountains Of Wayne, 1997)
  • I Want Elvis For Christmas (Holly Twins with Eddie Cochran, 1956)
  • I Wish Every Day Was Christmas (Suburban Legends, 2011)
  • I Want My Baby For Christmas (Smookey Hogg, 1948)
  • I Want My Baby For Christmas (Jimmy Liggins & The Drops Of Joy, 1950)
  • I Want To Come Home For Christmas (Marvin Gaye, 1972)
  • I Want To Spend Christmas With Elvis (Debbie Dabney aka Marlene Paul, 1956)
  • I Want You For Christmas (Cheap Trick, 2012)
  • I Want You With Me At Christmas (Jesse Belvin, 1956)
  • I Was A Teenage Reindeer (Jim Backus with Daws Butler, 1959)
  • I Was Born On Christmas Day (Saint Etienne, 1993)
  • I Was Thinking I Could Clean Up For Christmas (Aimee Mann, 2005)
  • I Want You For Christmas (Cheap Trick, 2012)
  • I Wish It Could Be A Wombling Merry Christmas Every Day (The Wombles with Roy Wood, 2000) [close]
    The Wombles with Roy WoodThe English have a bit of a thing for Christmas songs. First of all, they get their knickers all in a bunch over which song will be #1 on Christmas - not necessarily a Christmas song, though it frequently has been. (This odd phenomenon even became the subject a 2003 movie, Love Actually, starring Hugh Grant.) Beyond that, the Brits go bonkers over Christmas songs in ways Yanks rarely do. Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody," for instance, was a huge hit across the pond (#1 for a month in 1973) while it didn't even chart in the US. Other UK Christmas #1's include "Lonely This Christmas" (Mud, 1974), "Mary's Boy Child" (Boney M, 1978), "When A Child Is Born" (Johnny Mathis, 1976), "Merry Christmas Everyone" (Shakin' Stevens, 1985), "Mistletoe & Wine" (Cliff Richard, 1988), and three different versions of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (1984, 1989, and 2004).

    Anyway, as Bill Cosby used to say, I told you all that to tell you this... Two other peculiarly British Christmas hits were "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" (1973) by ELO founder Roy Wood and his new band Wizzard, and "Wombling Merry Christmas" (1974) created by musician/producer Mike Batt for a British childrens TV show. Both were great, glam-inflected songs, and both peaked at #4 on the British charts. So, somehow it seemed (almost) natural when in 2000 Batt mashed them up to create a new hybrid single that, nevertheless, ended up less impressive than its two components.

    The Wombles with Roy Wood"We've taken the two songs and made the silliest song ever by juggling the two bits together," Batt explained to the BBC at the time. The writer for the Beeb expected that the new Wombles/Wood record would "fight it out for the number one spot with releases from Westlife and the Spice Girls" - both pop sensations at the time. Instead, the #1 record in England on Christmas went to (believe it or not) juvenile TV sensation Bob The Builder and his theme song "Can We Fix It?" while the Wood/Wombles entry struggled to #22.

    Anyway, "I Wish It Could Be A Wombling Merry Christmas Every Day" was originally issued as a CD single - in two parts, no less, with various b-sides and remixes. Since then, it's proven tough to find, and has been anthologized only once - on early, limited edition pressings of the British CD, The Wombles Collection (now deleted).
  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
  • I Wish It Was Christmas Today (Julian Casablanca, 2009)
  • I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus (Gene Autry, 1953)
  • I Wish To All (A Merry Christmas) (Eddie Floyd, 2011)
  • I Wish You A Merry Christmas (Little Eva & Big Dee Irwin, 1963)
  • I Won't Be Home For Christmas (Blink 182, 1998)
  • I Won't Be Twisting This Christmas (Father Guido Sarducci, 1980)
  • (I Wonder) Who's Spending Christmas With You (Joe Dowell, 1961)
  • I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas (Yogi Yorgesson, 1949)
  • I'd Like To Trim A Tree With You (McGuire Sisters, 1955)
  • I'd Like You For Christmas (Julie London, 1957)
  • (I'll Be Glad When) Christmastime Is Done (Bite The Wax Godhead, 1994)
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (Elvis Presley, 1971)
  • I'll Be Killing You (This Christmas) (Loudon Wainwright III, 2013)
  • I'll Be Missing You (Under The Mistletoe) (Bonnie Guitar, 1966)
  • I'll Be On The Chimney (Freddy Fender, 1977)
  • I'll Be Walking The Floor This Christmas (Ernest Tubb, 1954)
  • I'll Be Your Santa Baby (Rufus Thomas, 1973)
  • I'll Be Your Santa Claus (Eddie Floyd, 2011)
  • I'll Have A Merry Christmas Without You (Flat Duo Jets, 1994)
  • I'll Make Everyday Christmas (For My Woman) (Joe Tex, 1967)
  • (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presents, Dear (Syd Straw, 1993)
  • I'm Getting Pissed for Christmas (Peter & The Test Tube Babies with GBH, 1998)
  • I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus (Brenda Lee, 1956)
  • I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas with a Dalek (The Go-Go's, 1964) [close]
    The Go-Go's Daleks, I have learned, were mutants characters in the British science fiction television series, Doctor Who. This mod-sounding, guitar-driven novelty - annoying juvenile intonation notwithstanding - capitalized on the popularity of TV show. The Doctor Who franchise, I should note, is quite the cultural phenomenon in England, but in the United States its popularity is largely relegated to sci-fi geeks and right wing paranoiacs. Anyway, the single is exceedingly rare (try eBay), but it finally surfaced on compact disc with Who Is Dr. Who, a collection of Doctor Who-related tracks (RPM, 2000). Finally, it should go without saying (but won’t) that these Go-Go's are not the Go-Go's who recorded "Our Lips Are Sealed." Who they are, exactly, remains as big of a mystery as Doctor Who himself.
  • I'm Gonna Tell Santa On You (Faron Young, 1953)
  • I'm Having Santa for Christmas (Lustra, 2007)
  • I'm Mad At The Fatman (Ray & Glover, 1994)
  • I'm Not A Pervert (Austrian Death Machine, 2011)
  • I'm Trimming My Christmas Tree With Teardrops (Ernest Tubb, 1953)
  • I'm Your Private Santa Claus (Eddy Arnold, 1954)
  • I've Fallen In Love With A Snowman (Millie Small, 1965)
  • I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  • I've Got Some Presents For Santa (Sarah Taylor & Billy Mumy, 1994) [close]
    Sarah Taylor & Billy MumyThis titillating tune was written, played, and produced by Billy Mumy, best known as earnest Will Robinson from the oft-parodied 60's sci-fi TV show, Lost In Space. In the 70's, young Master Mumy formed Barnes & Barnes, the bizarre duo (in)famous for "Fish Heads," a song in regular rotation during the early days of MTV (when they had little else to play) and on Dr. Demento's syndicated radio show. Much later, Mumy collaborated with otherwise obscure vocalist Sarah Taylor on "I've Got Some Presents For Santa," a smooth, smokey ballad that manages to check off just about every sexual metaphor in the rich Christmas catalogue. Santa squeezes his big North Pole down Sarah's hot chimney - and that's just where the fun begins. Unfortunately, Mumy's b-side, "Holiday Affair" demonstrates the fine line between ribald and puerile, falling flat using much the same conventions as "Presents For Santa." (Rhino released the song as a CD single, and it quickly fell out-of-print. It has never been reissued or anthologized. However, in 2000, Mumy reprised "Presents" with his band the Jenerators on Mark & Brian's Little Drummer Boys.)
  • I've Had A Very Merry Christmas (Jerry Lewis, 1952)
  • Ice (Shelleyan Orphan, 1990)
  • Ich Hasse Santa Claus (I Hate Santa Claus) (Nina Hagen, 1999)
  • If Christmas Can't Bring You Home (Reigning Sound, 2004)
  • If Christmas Comes To Your House (Freddy Fender, ,1977)
  • If Everyday Was Like Christmas (Elvis Presley, 1966)
  • If I Get Home On Christmas Day (Elvis Presley, 1971)
  • If It Doesn't Snow On Christmas (Gene Autry, 1949)
  • If Santa Claus Could Bring You Back To Me (Jimmy Wakey, 1949)
  • If Santa Was My Daddy (Lael Calloway, 1956)
  • If We Make It Through December
  • Il Est Ne (He Is Born) (Tom Tom Club, 2002)
  • In Your Arms (Destine, 2011)
  • Irie Christmas (Freddie MacGregor, circa 1966)
  • Is Christmas Only A Tree? (Bing Crosby, 1955)
  • Is There Really A Santa Claus? (Red Foley, 1966)
  • Is This Christmas? (The Wombats, 2008)
  • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  • It Doesn't Have To Be That Way (Jim Croce, 1973)
  • It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas
  • It Just Can't Be Christmas Without You (Kung Fu Monkeys, 1999)
  • It Just Wouldn't Be Christmas (Loud Family, 1994)
  • It Kinda Looks Like Christmas (Royal Guardsmen, 1967)
  • It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It's Spring)
  • It Won't Be Christmas (Till You're Here) (Julie C, 2010)
  • It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Jim Eanes, 1963)
  • It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) (Elvis Presley, 1971)
  • It's A Big Country (Davitt Sigerson, 1981)
  • (It's A) Happy Holiday (Shells, 1962)
  • It's A Holiday (Material with Nona Hendryx, 1981)
  • It's A Technicolor Christmas When You're Jewish (Because The Moviehouses Never Close) (Tommy & The Greyhounds, 1985)
  • It's A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time) (Fishbone, 1987)
  • (It's A Sad, Sad Time For Me) Elvis Won't Be Here For Xmas (Linda Hughes, 1977)
  • It's About That Time (The Idea, 1991)
  • It's Always Christmas At My House (Huntingtons, 1998)
  • It's Always Christmas Time (Al Jourgensen with Mark Thwaite, 2009)
  • It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (Bing Crosby, 1951)
  • It's Christmas (Bouquet Of Veal, 1995)
  • It's Christmas (Brave Combo, 1991)
  • It's Christmas (Davy Jones, 2008)
  • It's Christmas (Marvin & Johnny, 1958)
  • It's Christmas (Polyphonic Spree, 2003)
  • It's Christmas (Jimmy Wakely, 1953)
  • It's Christmas (A Time For Giving) (Screamin' Jay Hawkins, 1984)
  • It's Christmas (All Over the World) (New Edition, 1985)
  • It's Christmas All Year Round (Charles Brown, 1961)
  • It's Christmas And I'm Sick (MXPX, 2004)
  • It's Christmas Everywhere (Paul Anka, 1960)
  • It's Christmas In Herald Square (Tony Bennett, 1998)
  • It's Christmas Once Again
  • It's Christmas Once More (Mary Karlzen, 2007)
  • It's Christmas Time (George Castelle, 1954)
  • It's Christmas Time (Five Keys, 1951)
  • It's Christmas Time (Bubber Johnson, 1955)
  • It's Christmas Time (Jules Larson, 2010)
  • It's Christmas Time (Louvin Brothers, 1961)
  • It's Christmas Time (Mr. President, 2011)
  • It's Christmas Time (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, 1970)
  • It's Christmas Time (Status Quo, 2008)
  • It's Christmas Time (Steel Magnolia, 2010)
  • It's Christmas Time (Sun Ra presents The Qualities, 1955)
  • It's Christmas Time Again (Backstreet Boys, 2012)
  • It's Christmas Time Again (Peggy Lee, 1953)
  • It's Christmas Time Again (Jimmie Davis, 1964)
  • It's Christmas Time In Texas (Freddy Fender, 1996)
  • It's Christmas Time Once Again (Cecil Gant, 1950)
  • It's Christmas Time (Yeh We're Gonna Rock) (Flat Duo Jets, 1995)
  • It's Christmas (What's The Difference) (The Films, 2008)
  • It's Cold Outside (The Choir, 1966)
  • (It's Gonna Be) A Lonely Christmas
  • (It's Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas (Ravers, 1977)
  • It's Just Another New Year's Eve (Barry Manilow, 1977)
  • It's Love On Christmas Day (Buzzed Meg, 2001)
  • It's Not Christmas (Kelley Ryan, 1991)
  • It's Still Christmas (Marcella Detroit of Shakespeare's Sister, 2012)
  • It's So Close To Christmas (And I'm So Far From Home) (Bellamy Brothers, 1981)
  • It's That Time Of The Year (Manhattans, 1966)
  • It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  • It's The Time (Happy Holidays) (Ronnie Spector, 2010)

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