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The Dr. Demento Show (on KMET) - December 24, 1978 (6p-10p)

Special Topic: happy holidays (Christmas & Hannukah dementia)
NOTE: This show was pre-recorded due to Dr. Demento being in Minnesota with his family this Sunday.
Jingle Bells - The Singing Dogs
Open Me First - Ogden Edsl

The Chipmunk Song - Canned Heat & The Chipmunks
The Chipmunk Song (excerpt w/ slowed down ending) - The Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore)
Nuttin' For Christmas - Stan Freberg
Monster Holiday - Lon Chaney, Jr.
I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas - The Goons

Irreverent Medley (excerpt) - The Goldcoast Singers
There Ain't No Santa Clause - Benny Bell
The Day Santa Claus Retired - Rose & The Arrangement
Christmas Dragnet (Parts I & II) - Stan Freberg w/ Daws Butler & Orchestra

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd
Ho Ho Ho (Who'd Be A Turkey At Christmas) - Elton John
The Christmas Crazies - Jack Block
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians
Santa's Coming In A Whirlybird (excerpt) - Little Lance & His Friends

Indian Santa Claus - Lorene Mann
Hanukkah Medley - anonymous

Deck The Halls (brief in-studio throat performance) - Kazoo Slim (Mike Kieffer)
Santa Claus Hides In The Phonograph - Ernest Hare
Christmas Night In Harlem - Clarence Williams & His Band
Chinchy Old Scrooge - Phil Moore
Frosty The Snowman - Gene Autry
Frosty The Snowman (brief in-studio kazoo performance) - Kazoo Slim

I Was Santa Claus At The School House (For The P.T.A.) - Yogi Yorgesson w/ Johnny Duffy & The Scandahoovians
A Daddy's Christmas - Albert Brooks & Little Kristi
Got A Cold In The Node For Christmas (excerpt) - Gayla Peevey w/ Mitch Miller & His Orchestra
Frosty The Dopeman - Marc Zydiak
Santa Doesn't Cop Out On Dope - Martin Mull

Superman's Christmas Adventure - Superman Players Under Direction Of Jack Johnstone

?Donde Esta Santa Claus? (Where Is Santa Claus?) - Augie Rios

Little Saint Nick (album version) - The Beach Boys
A Surfer's Christmas List - The Surfaris
Santa And The Sidewalk Surfer - The Crossfires
Santa's Beard - The Beach Boys

I Want A Beatle For Christmas (excerpt) - Patti Surbey & The Canadian VIP's
The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record (edit) - The Beatles
White Christmas (original version) - Bing Crosby
Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley

Jingle Bells (brief in-studio kazoo performance) - Kazoo Slim (Mike Kieffer)
Randolph, The Flat-Nosed Reindeer - Homer & Jethro
Santa Jaws (Part I) - Homemade Theatre
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (Hippo The Hero) - Gayla Peevey [started at 33 1/3 rpm instead of 45 rpm]
Santa Jaws (Part II) - Homemade Theatre
Please Come Home For Christmas - Charles Brown
Santa Got A Sunburn - The Barefoot Man
Santa's Coffee - Billy Beau

#10 The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas - Allan Sherman
#9 I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas - Yogi Yorgesson w/ The Johnny Duffy Trio

#8 All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
#7 The Christmas Song - Chris Bay
#6 Green Chri$tma$ - Stan Freberg

#5 Hanukkah Song - The Children & Sulu
#4 Santa Claus And His Old Lady - Cheech & Chong
EXTRA: I Want You For Christmas - Mae Questel

#3 Christmas Balls - Ben Light & The Surf Club Boys
#2 The Twelve Days Of Christmas - The Mushroom Tab. Choir
EXTRA: Yingle Bells - Yogi Yorgesson w/ The Johnny Duffy Trio
#1 A Christmas Carol (live) - Tom Lehrer
EXTRA: Deck The Halls - Kukla, Fran & Ollie
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