It's Christmastime in King Baby Duck's kingdom, and all he wants is to do a relaxing show and spin some of his favorite holiday tracks. However the Christmas spirit goes straight to Hell when King's long-lost (and initially thought-to-be-dead) grandpa appears at his door, and forcibly kicks him off both the throne and his own Podcast show. Will Phil the Issues Guy be able to see through General Quackers's not-very-nice plans, or will the Boston Bastard Brigade be subjected to old people music for all eternity?

Plus, on this week's Nazo-Nazo Nihongo Sawa-sensei tells of how one of her band members celebrates his birthday during Christmas time, and reflects on when she wrote to Santa as a kid. Also hear the Japanese version of "Jingle Bells," and find out what were the most popular Japanese words of the year!

PLAYLIST:

  1. The Hives & Cyndi Lauper - A Christmas Duel (digital single)
  2. Grandaddy - Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland (single) [out of print]
  3. Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (from the compilation Happy Holidays from the Stars)
  4. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (from the album Christmas Song)
  5. Andy Williams - We Need A Little Christmas (from the album We Need A Little Christmas)
  6. Boots Randolph - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (from the album Christmas At Boots' Place)
  7. Mel Tormé - Christmas Was Made For Children (from the album Christmas Songs)
  8. The Drifters - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus  (from the compilation Happy Holidays from the Stars)
  9. Perry Como - (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays (from the album Season's Greetings)
  10. Rosemary Clooney - Suzy Snowflake (from the album Clooney Christmas)
  11. The Aquabats! - Santa Claus's Party (digital single) [out of print]
  12. Mark Lanegan - The Cherry Tree Carol (from the EP Dark Mark Does Christmas 2012) [out of print]
  13. Shonen Knife - We wish you a merry Christmas (from the single Sweet Christmas)

Sugar prunes! Unicorns! The Krampus! And so much more! It's the No Borders No Race Holiday Spectacular VI!

The Boston Bastard Brigade kindly encourages you to support these artists, and buy their songs/album. You can find the majority of these releases on CDJapan.co.jp, Amazon.com, iTunes, the bands' official websites & Bandcamps, and (in some cases) at your local record stores.

Special thanks to Phil the Issues Guy and JC Riley for their amazing participation!!!

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