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Austin's favorite DJs pick the best tunes to set the holiday mood

Austin's favorite DJs pick the best tunes to set the holiday mood

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Nothing enhances a holiday gathering quite like the perfect tunes. You can leave the music choices to the professionals, thanks to these hand-crafted selections from some of Austin's favorite DJs. Whether you're planning a "Rockin' Christmas Eve Party" or looking for some "Xmas Funk," these playlists provided by KUTX will set the holiday mood. 

Susan Castle's Rockin’ Christmas Eve Party

  1. “Linus and Lucy,” Vince Guaraldi Trio
  2. “A Party for Santa Claus,” Lord Nelson
  3.  “Christmas Wrapping,” The Waitresses
  4.  “Sleigh Ride,” The Ventures
  5. “Donde Esta Santa Claus,” Augie Rios
  6.  “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” Ella Fitzgerald
  7.  “Jingle Bells,” Sugar and the Hi Lows
  8. “Christmas Boogie,” The Davis Sisters

Paul Ray's Retro Holiday Cocktail Party

  1. “White Christmas,” Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
  2. “Merry Christmas,” Baby-Charles Brown
  3. “Run Run Rudolph,” Chuck Berry
  4. “Santa Claus Is Coming,” Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
  5. “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus,” Mabel Scott
  6.  “Santa Baby,” Eartha Kitt
  7.  “Cool Yule,” Louis Armstrong
  8. “Be-Bop Santa,” Babs Gonzales
  9. “White Christmas,” Charlie Parker/Kenny Dorham
  10. “Christmas Celebration,” B.B. King
  11. “It's Christmas,” Marvin & Johnny

John E. Dee's Xmas Funk

  1. "This Christmas," Donny Hathaway
  2. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," Michael Jackson
  3. "The Night Before Christmas," The Temptations
  4. "Jingle Bells," Booker T. & The MG's
  5. "The Christmas Song," Nat King Cole
  6. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," Luther Vandross

Matt Reilly's Christmas Morning

  1. “Sleigh Ride,” Arthur Fiedler and Boston Pops
  2. “The Christmas Song,” The Raveonettes
  3. “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy,” Buck Owens
  4. “Snow Day,” Matt Pond PA
  5. “Thanks for Christmas,” XTC
  6. “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” John Lennon
  7. “Feliz Navidad,” Los Straitjackets

Rick McNulty's Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party

  1. “Atomic Dog,” George Clinton (12" version)
  2. “Cuchi-Cuchi,” Los Amigos Invisibles
  3. “Channel Surfing,” Feature Cast
  4. “Disco Infiltrator,” LCD Soundsystem
  5. “Merrymaking At My Place,” Calvin Harris
  6. “D.M.S.R.,” Prince
  7. “I See You Baby,” Groove Armada
  8.  “Just Be Yourself,” Cameo
  9. “The Joker,” Fatboy Slim & Bootsy Collins
  10. “Dancing With the Big Boys,” David Bowie (12" version)