Christmas Dance Party – The 2014 Bittersweet Christmas Playlist

Happy Holiday dearest friends (and haters, I guess)

Another Christmas is thrust upon us. No matter how frazzled we are it will be over before we know it! Bright side!

So I have for you the awaited Bittersweet Susie Vintage Christmas Playlist 2014!

Yay! – I know you have waited for this all season. I am on good authority that MOST of you were pretty good this year, and the ones that weren’t were at least funny about it. I respect that.

Vintage Christmas Playlist 2014 | Bittersweet Susie

You know I was never THAT into christmas.  I always thought the santa story was kind of creepy. I didn’t like the idea of a fat stranger coming in while we slept to eat all our cookies. I mean, WHO THE FUCK does he think he is? I believe the above photo was from Christmas 1983. Look at my in my now hipster ugly sweater and ever so fashionable bowl cut. It doesn’t get ANY cooler than this. I think I still have those shoes. And Santa’s shifty gaze is not helping the cause. Sorry Fat man. I am not leaving any cookies for you.

Between this years and last years Playlist there are over 5 1/2 hours of Christmas Music. I promise NO “Jingle Bell Rock” or “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”. Those songs make me shabby.

Blast these tunes while you are finishing up all those presents you need to wrap. It’s also totally grandma approved, so feel free to have these songs playing during dinner. You can take credit, it don’t mind.

Bittersweet Susie – Christmas 2014

  1. Barnabas Von Géczy & His Orchestra – In a Merry Mood
  2. Billy Butterfield – December
  3. Bing Crosby – Little Jack Frost Got Lost
  4. Booker T. & The MG’s – Silver Bells
  5. Buck Owens – Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy
  6. The Cadilacs – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
  7. Capitol Studio Orchestra – Cha-Cha All The Way – 1996 – Remaster
  8. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, Its Christmas
  9. Champion Jack Dupree – Santa Claus Blues
  10. The Chicago Footwarmers – Grandma’s Ball
  11. Clarence Carter – Back Door Santa
  12. Debroy Somers – On a Christmas Tree
  13. Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli – Christmas Swing
  14. Eddy Arnold – Will Santa Come To Shanty Town
  15. Ella Fitzgerald – Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney
  16. Ernest Tubb – Blue Christmas
  17. Faron Young – I’m Gonna Tell Santa Claus On You
  18. Fats Waller – Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells
  19. Ferlin Husky – Lonely Christmas
  20. Gene Autry – I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus
  21. Hank Snow – The Reindeer Boogie
  22. Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  23. J.D. McPherson – Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
  24. Jack Teagarden – Christmas Night In Harlem
  25. Jim Reeves – Snowflake
  26. Jimmy Wakely – It’s Christmas
  27. Johnny Horton – They Shined Up Rudolph’s Nose
  28. Kitty Wells – Santa’s On His Way
  29. The Les Brown Orchestra – Let It Snow
  30. Lew Stone & His Band – Winter Wonderland
  31. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Merry Christmas
  32. Lionel Hampton – Merry Christmas Baby
  33. Little Joey Farr – Big White Cadillac
  34. Lou Rawls – Merry Christmas Baby – 1997 Digital Remaster
  35. Mabel Scott – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
  36. The Mills Brothers – Here Comes Santa Claus
  37. The Moods – Rockin’ Santa Claus
  38. Nat King Cole – Mrs Santa Claus
  39. Oscar Rabin & His Romany Band – I’m Spending Christmas With the Old Folks
  40. Otis Redding – White Christmas
  41. Peggy Little – Ho Ho Ho
  42. The Penguins – Jingle Jangle
  43. Ray Anthony – Christmas Trumpets / We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas (Medley) – 1996 – Remaster
  44. The Raymond Scott Orchestra – Send Me Your Love for Christmas
  45. Red Norvo & His Orchestra – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  46. Rufus Thomas – I’ll Be Your Santa Baby
  47. Russ Morgan and His Orchestra – I Want You For Christmas
  48. The Shells – Happy Holiday
  49. Solomon Burke – Presents For Christmas
  50. The Sportsmen – Reindeer Rock
  51. Sterling Blythe – Little Footprints in the Snow
  52. Ted Weems & His Orchestra – Winter Wonderland
  53. Tennessee Ernie Ford – Christmas Dinner
  54. Tex Ritter – Ole Tex Kringle
  55. Tex Williams – The Winter Song
  56. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra – March Of The Toys
  57. The Ventures – Sleigh Ride
  58. Barnabas Von Géczy & His Orchestra – In a Merry Mood
  59. Billy Butterfield – December
  60. Bing Crosby – Little Jack Frost Got Lost
  61. Booker T. & The MG’s – Silver Bells
  62. Buck Owens – Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy
  63. The Cadilacs – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
  64. Capitol Studio Orchestra – Cha-Cha All The Way – 1996 – Remaster
  65. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, Its Christmas
  66. Champion Jack Dupree – Santa Claus Blues
  67. The Chicago Footwarmers – Grandma’s Ball
  68. Clarence Carter – Back Door Santa
  69. Debroy Somers – On a Christmas Tree
  70. Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli – Christmas Swing
  71. Eddy Arnold – Will Santa Come To Shanty Town
  72. Ella Fitzgerald – Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney
  73. Ernest Tubb – Blue Christmas
  74. Faron Young – I’m Gonna Tell Santa Claus On You
  75. Fats Waller – Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells
  76. Ferlin Husky – Lonely Christmas
  77. Gene Autry – I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus
  78. Hank Snow – The Reindeer Boogie
  79. Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  80. J.D. McPherson – Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
  81. Jack Teagarden – Christmas Night In Harlem
  82. Jim Reeves – Snowflake
  83. Jimmy Wakely – It’s Christmas
  84. Johnny Horton – They Shined Up Rudolph’s Nose
  85. Kitty Wells – Santa’s On His Way
  86. The Les Brown Orchestra – Let It Snow
  87. Lew Stone & His Band – Winter Wonderland
  88. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Merry Christmas
  89. Lionel Hampton – Merry Christmas Baby
  90. Little Joey Farr – Big White Cadillac
  91. Lou Rawls – Merry Christmas Baby – 1997 Digital Remaster
  92. Mabel Scott – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
  93. The Mills Brothers – Here Comes Santa Claus
  94. The Moods – Rockin’ Santa Claus
  95. Nat King Cole – Mrs Santa Claus
  96. Oscar Rabin & His Romany Band – I’m Spending Christmas With the Old Folks
  97. Otis Redding – White Christmas
  98. Peggy Little – Ho Ho Ho
  99. The Penguins – Jingle Jangle
  100. Ray Anthony – Christmas Trumpets / We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas (Medley) – 1996 – Remaster
  101. The Raymond Scott Orchestra – Send Me Your Love for Christmas
  102. Red Norvo & His Orchestra – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  103. Rufus Thomas – I’ll Be Your Santa Baby
  104. Russ Morgan and His Orchestra – I Want You For Christmas
  105. The Shells – Happy Holiday
  106. Solomon Burke – Presents For Christmas
  107. The Sportsmen – Reindeer Rock
  108. Sterling Blythe – Little Footprints in the Snow
  109. Ted Weems & His Orchestra – Winter Wonderland
  110. Tennessee Ernie Ford – Christmas Dinner
  111. Tex Ritter – Ole Tex Kringle
  112. Tex Williams – The Winter Song
  113. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra – March Of The Toys
  114. The Ventures – Sleigh Ride

I Have some gifts! A few videos you can tune out your family with. You are SO welcome!

Judy Garland! Vintage Commercials! A damn hip DANCE NUMBER with Liza, and she fucking KILLS IT!

Here is a video of the AMAZING Ernie Tennessee Ford and some kids that totally know what’s up!

And of course we need a little Laurence Welk in our lives on this holiest of days! 

But mostly we just need a Bobby Burgess dance number! Woooweeeee!

I hope you have a great holiday and that you aren’t driven to hitting your uncle in the head with a fruitcake!

In case you missed it – check out the Holiday Craft BONANZA ( And a few – It’s never too early to start NEXT YEARS Christmas Crafting

Craft Bonanza

Retro Felt Christmas Tree Skirt

NO HOMEWORK – It’s Winter Break!

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Holiday Craft Bonanza – PART 2

Hey there. Hi there. Ho there.

We are just SO DARN CLOSE now, aren’t we? I still have so many crafts to share with you. I was so so busy about a month ago and then – out of nowhere – my computer died. It was like losing my best friend. I was so worried about the thing and not really having a place to post and well, it was just the worst. So sorry I am late but you may be one of the lucky ones on vacation this week and can just hanker down and craft with your bad self.

I have SEVERAL projects for you today. THAT’S RIGHT! This is a fucking party and you are TOTALLY invited. But don’t bring THAT BITCH I don’t care for. You know the one.

I was going to tease them out up until the BIG DAY but we ain’t got time for that!

OK I will SHUT IT and get on with it.

First up:

Fusible Bead Gift Topper

Bittersweet Susie | Holiday Crafts

You remember these, right? Perler Beads? Hamma Beads? Apparently also RAVER BEADS?!?!? Who knew? Probably you – if you were a raver.

We this little project is a complete throwback to the camp craft time days of my youth. I think I got a bee in my bonnet that I was going to make a bunch of coasters and start myself a nifty little business. That works WAY better if you are little and cute OR maybe if you are a delusional Etsy seller.

Dyed Bottle Brush Trees

Bittersweet Susie | Holiday Crafts

Everyone is making these. Fall into line and make them too!

Felt Christmas Pin

Bittersweet Susie | Holiday Crafts

Got another last-minute party to go to? Only have that ONE red shirt that you have already worn out THREE TIMES? Have no fear – the Felt Christmas Pin Tutorial IS HERE! This is such a fast and easy project you can make this before you head to that family party you have dreaded all year. At least your outfit will be festive even if your face is looking shabby.

Photo Decal Plate

Bittersweet Susie | Holiday Crafts

Are you like me and just gave everyone fat I mean TREATS for Christmas? Deliver that diabetes on a custom plate. You can even put grandmas face on the plate. HO HO HO.

This is a LOT of craft goodness. Pace yourself. Bookmark it for later. Share with your mom.

The 2014 Holiday Playlist is coming. You should subscribe so you don’t miss it, because that would be lame.

HOMEWORK

• Did you DIY this Holiday season? What did you make?

• What are your favorite treats to pass out this time of year?

• If you make anything you see here TAG me in the post or #bittersweetsusie because you love me and I love you right back. 

Holiday Craft Bonanza! – Retro Felt Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

Ok how it is only a week before Christmas?  WEEK. I had great plans for making lovely crafted gifts for every person I have ever met. Instead I am going to re-watch Twin Peaks for the millionth time and skip the holiday altogether.

A month or so back I was full stop into the Christmas Spirit. I did manage to crank out some crafts for EHOW and now I can share them with you.

All of them are simple and easily customizable. You still have time to do any of these guys before the holiday knocks on our door. Most you can do while watching your favorite holiday film (or two!) and will give you the satisfaction of being one crafty and creative bad ass mother fucker.

So get on with it!

First up – The Retro Felt Christmas Tree Skirt

Bittersweet Susie | Retro Felt Tree Skirt Tutorial

This project can be easily changed to match your decor. I have GRAND PLANS to make some different versions.

Maybe a Halloween Tree one year???

Tune in every day leading up to Christmas for more tutorials and the long awaited Holiday Playlist (to tide you over click on link to last years!

Homework

• Did you have any grand plans you never completed?

• What is your go to Holiday movie?