Merry Christmas—In Song

Christmas Day, Palo Alto

Christmas Day is when an eclectic mix of holiday music fills Carto’s Library. This year’s playlist is anchored by Oscar Peterson, and includes songs by Sting , The Swingle Singers, Loreena McKennitt and Liz Anderson.

Liz Anderson, a Nashville favorite, contributes this sad little ditty:

Coyote Christmas (Howl By Cody Coyote)

I’m a little wild coyote
Living on the open range
Nighttime I watch the cowboys
Sitting where the campfire gleams

Now they’ve all gone home for Christmas
Because that’s what cowboys do
So Christmas Eve is just another night
For howling at the moon

It’s a coyote Christmas
On the lone prairie
Never get a gift from Santa
Never have a Christmas tree
There’s no coyote sweetheart
To go howling with

It’s a coyote Christmas
It’s a very lonely place to be

So let’s all think of the lonely coyote for a moment as we enjoy this Christmas day.

The albums on my playlist are:

  • A Midwinter Night’s Dream, Loreena McKennitt
  • An Oscar Peterson Christmas, Oscar Peterson
  • If On A Winter’s Night … , Sting
  • Christmas Time, Swingle Singers
  • Josh Groban, Josh Groban & Charlotte Church
  • Christmas Songs For Kids Of All Ages, Liz Anderson

The list plays pretty good on the iPod Touch through the speakers in my Zeppelin player.

Merry Christmas from Carto.

Day 85: A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (1843).

About carto

Retired software engineer who grew up in Montana, went to Montana State College in Bozeman, and moved to California to work at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Carto's Logbook is about photography, travel and adventure; Mt. Maurice Times is tall tales mostly biographical; Carto's Library is about books I've read and liked.
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