World Cafe Playlist for 12/23/2022

Encore: Los Lobos joins host Raina Douris

It’s time for some holiday cheer from the World Cafe! Join host Raina Douris for a session with Los Lobos, whose 2019 holiday album Llegó Navidad features Christmas and Christmas-adjacent songs from the Americas: North, South, and Central. We’ll hear their festive performance recorded before a live audience on this holiday encore World Cafe.

Stream the complete show here

*The Bird and The Bee”12 Days of Christmas” 12 Days of Christmas (Single)
The Polyphonic Spree “Carol of The Bells” Polyphonic Spree Xmas
Los Lobos “Arbolito de Navidad” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Los Lobos “¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Los Lobos “It’s Christmas Time in Texas” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Los Lobos “Christmas and You” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Darlene Love “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) A Christmas Gift for You
Wham!” Last Christmas” Xmas tunes
Donny Hathaway “This Christmas” Ultimate R&B Christmas
Bob Rivers “Sled Zeppelin” Bob Rivers’ More Twisted
Beck “Little Drum Machine Boy” Just Say Noel
Kathleen Edwards “Its Christmas Time (Let’s Just Survive) A Dualtone Christmas
Robert Earl Keen “Merry Xmas from The Family” Gringo Honeymoon
John Lennon” Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Constantine Christmas

Hour Two
*Prince “Another Lonely Christmas” The Hits / The B-Sides
Pure Bathing Culture”2000 Miles” Single
Marvin Gaye “Purple Snowflakes” The Ultimate Motown Christmas
Earth Wind & Fire “December” Holiday
The Kinks “Father Christmas” Constantine Christmas- dis
James Brown “Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year” Various: Blue Christmas
Run-DMC” Christmas in Hollis” Greatest Hits
J. Roddy “Is It Christmas Tonight” Is It Christmas Tonight?
Aretha Franklin “Winter Wonderland” The Return of The Sampler Claus
The Waitresses “Christmas Wrapping” The Best of The Waitresses
Nat King Cole “The Christmas Song” Xmas Tunes
Bruce Springsteen” Merry Christmas Baby” Xmas Tunes
The Killers “A Great Big Sled” A Great Big Sled – Single
The Staple Singers “Last Month of The Year” The 25th of December

*Optional Song