Monday, December 12, 2022

Christmas in Space, help wanted

So, I was reading Festive Fanzine's post on Richard Morel's 'Merry Christmas from the Moon' (actually under the Who Killed Teddy Bear-moniker), a really great upbeat pop song about, well, Christmas greetings from the moon. FF's DJ El Toro then made this statement about the song: 'This is a welcome addition to the canon of Extraterrestrial Christmas pop culture gems', naming a few. Then I thought, how come we never did a proper post on that canon?
OK, well, there is this no longer functioning post from the past, with some great titles. I checked on Spotify, I couldn't find a good playlist with spacey x-mas songs (just Space Age Christmas songs, which isn't the same). So, let's make one!

You, regular visitors and Xmas music fans, you probably know A LOT of examples of Christmas songs that are set in space, Santa dealing with aliens (Martians), celebrating Xmas on Saturn - you get the idea. I'm in doubt if Space Christmas by Allo Darlin' would qualify - it's more a (desperate) love song than a song about spending Xmas off the earth. Anyhoo: please put your suggestions in the comments!
A few tracks to get a head start:
This is a classic, of course
So is this one: I want to go to Pluto/I want to go with you/I bring space food
Rockingly great stuff
So is this one


Robert Logan said...
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DJ El Toro said...

A couple others I had in mind when I popped the question: Operators "Merry Xmas from Mars," the Flaming Lips Christmas On Mars album.

Guuzbourg said...

Shame that Operators-song is only on Patreon

Anonymous said...

Christmas on Mars by the Three Elfmen

Anonymous said...

One of my fav’s

Tim said...

One of my fav’s

Santa’s Supersonic Flying Rocketship by The Hollyberries

Anonymous said...

Chiron Beta Prime - Jonathan Coulton Project

Hooray For Santa Claus (Theme from Santa Claus Conquers The Martians)
Milton De Lugg and the Little Eskimos
Guardians Of The Galaxy - I Don't Know What Christmas Is (But Christmastime Is Here)

Jim said...

No one captures the concept better than Momus:

Jim said...

Also this banger from Jeff Mallon:

Stubby said...

Thee Spivies "There's No Christmas On The Moon"

Anonymous said...

Outer Space Santa - Lawrence Welk's Little Band Featuring Janet, Brian, Cubby & The Lennon Sisters

Zoomah, The Santa Claus From Mars - Barry Gordon Orchestra And Chorus Conducted By Art Mooney

Santa and the Satellite - Buchanan & Goodman 1957

Oscar smit said...

My compilation LP: Various – X-mas Card From Outer Space (Oscar's X-mas Carols 1984-1987)
with the beautiful tittlesong: