This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 955: The 20th Annual THIS IS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RADIO Christmas Show

Do you believe in magic?

I’m not asking your creed. My own faith is freelance, and I respect anyone who respects the goal of peace on Earth, good will toward all. Do you believe in that? I believe with you. It’s as elusive as magic.

Yet we believe.

We believe we can be better. We believe we can be good, sometimes phrased as nice rather than naughty. We believe we can become more than misfit toys or wingless angels, more than oddballs denied participation in reindeer games. We believe we can be saved, whether by the magic of the divine or by the magic mortals possess. We believe in a magic that seems far away and out of reach, but a magic that we believe can be real.

Peace on Earth. Good will toward all. We have to believe in magic. We are lost without that hope. We believe in hope. So, we believe in magic. Now and forever, we believe.

NEXT WEEK: The 20th anniversary of This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio with Dana & Carl. IN TWO WEEKS, on January 6th, THE COUNTDOWN!! In the mean time, we wish you the merriest, and we wish you a reason to believe. Ladies and gentlemen, Dana & Carl are proud to present The 20th Annual This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio Christmas Show.

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TIRnRR # 955: The 20th Annual This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio Christmas Show 12/23/18

JOHN & YOKO: Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

THE MONKEES: Christmas Party

THE KINKS: Father Christmas

ANNY CELSI: Christmas In The Pines

THE BEATLES: 1963 Christmas message


LAURIE BIAGINI: Can’t Wait For Christmas

SIMON & GARFUNKEL: 7 O’Clock News/Silent Night

POP CO-OP: Christmas Eyes

MARVIN GAYE: Purple Snowflakes

CHRISTOPHER GREY: I Can’t Sleep On Christmas Eve

THE BEATLES: 1964 Christmas message

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS: Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE: The Man In The Santa Suit

B. B. KING: Christmas Celebration


JAMES BROWN: Soulful Christmas


THE BEATLES: 1965 Christmas message

JAMES BROWN: Hey America

THE ROOKS: Christmas

JAMES BROWN: Merry Christmas, I Love You

THE IDEA: It’s About That Time

THE DRIFTERS: White Christmas

ROY WOOD WITH WIZZARD: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

THE BEATLES: 1966 Christmas message

DARLENE LOVE: Marshmallow World

SI CRANSTOUN: A Christmas Twist

THE RONETTES: Frosty The Snowman

ELVIS PRESLEY: Santa Claus Is Back In Town

RUFUS THOMAS: I’ll Be Your Santa Baby

THE BEATMAS: Mary’s Boy Child

THE BEATLES: 1967 Christmas message

JIMMY SMITH: Jingle Bells

THE SMITHEREENS: Waking Up On Christmas Morning


THE MONKEES: House Of Broken Gingerbread

THE STAPLE SINGERS: Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas

THE ROYAL GUARDSMEN: Snoopy’s Christmas

THE BEATLES: 1968 Christmas message

THE INSIGHT: Please Come Home For Christmas

MIKE VIOLA & THE CANDY BUTCHERS: Give Me A Second Chance For Christmas


THE BEATLES: 1969 Christmas message

MINDY SMITH: Santa Will Find You

KIM WESTON: Wish You A Merry Christmas

THE MONTGOMERY CLIFFS: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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