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Musical Monday: A Song From a Christmas Past and Something Brand New

Monday, December 16, 2013

Andrea sent me a wonderful CD of eighties Christmas songs, and I want to share one of my favorites with you.

Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping"

Have you heard The Killers' new Christmas Song?

Here it is!!!
The video features Owen Wilson.

"Christmas in L.A." lyrics

Woke up, the sun streaming in my room
Warm beach from palm December afternoon
You close your eyes
Another year blows by
Somewhere in the wind
Just another life
My parents sent a Christmas card and then it's true
We understand you're staying
And we're proud of you
There's a well-rehearsed disinterest in the atmosphere
I don't know if that's what this time gave me
Or if it lead me here
And I played so many parts
I don't know which one's really me
Don't know if I can take
Another Christmas in L.A.
Another pitcher of Sangria
In an empty beach café
Another Christmas in L.A.
Hold me tighter Carmelita
I don't know how long I can stay
Left a girl behind in my old man's truck
Sometimes I wonder where she ended up
Maybe she got married, had a couple of kids
Who do you think you're fooling man?
Of course she did
I'm walking in that tennis bar
Try and talk with Harry Bean
I don't know if I can take
Another Christmas in L.A.
Another casting call on Thursday
For a job that doesn't pay
Another Christmas in L.A.
Another burnout in a tank top
It seems your basket is the case
A fat protagonist in flip flops
With an extensive resume
From Echo Park to Catalina
Dreaming of a white Christmas
The one I used to know
Tree tops glisten, children listen
To sleigh bells in the snow
Another Christmas in L.A.

Share your Christmas tunes with Miss Angie!

Until next time…

Ricki Jill


  1. I think the Waitresses found a happier ending than the Killers!

  2. I love Christmas songs. Now sure that I've heard one yet that I didn't like :)

  3. Thank you I had not heard this song before

  4. Ahh...I love how rap was in the '80s (compared to how it is now, with the exception of some like Macklemore).

    Poor Killers. Yeah, Christmas in LA sucks. But then, I hate LA, so there's there. ;)

  5. I just love the Killers. This song is great. Thanks for sharing.


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