2007   DECEMBER 26   #360

After Christmas Radio Spots & Songs (with an eye on the New Year)

"Is the tree down yet? Are the decorations packed away? ..." - Henry Fonda

Those are the first words spoken on Track 1 and it sets the tone for this day after Christmas. Most people are so finished with Christmas by December 26 that they begin looking forward to the next holiday (and despite some store displays already set, it's NOT Valentine's Day).

Compiled for your listening pleasure today are some after-Christmas radio spots that remind you that Christmas might be over but not forgotten, several celebrity New Year's greetings, and a majority of fun New Year's songs that will hopefully brighten this dead week inbetween holiday bashes and hangovers.

New Year's blues, comedy, novelty, blues, even disco are all represented here. You'll find something in this collection that will put a smile on your Christmas weary face.

- Contributed by: CaptainOT

01. Henry Fonda - Christmas Seals PSA (0:33)
02. Jerry Lewis - I've Had A Very Merry Christmas (2:33)
03. Ann-Margret - New Year's Greeting (0:05)
04. The Coolbreezers - Hello Mr. New Year (1:56)
05. Henry Mancini - New Year's Greeting (0:05)
06. The Glad Singers - Happy New Year (2:29)
07. Sam Cooke - New Year's Greeting (0:07)
08. Charles Brown - Bringin' In A Brand New Year (2:07)
09. Bill Cosby - Christmas Seals PSA (0:29)
10. Charley Weaver - Happy New Year, Happy New Year (Single version) (3:15)
11. Neil Sedaka - New Year's Greeting (0:05)
12. Jo Ann Campbell - Happy New Year Baby (2:39)
13. Debbie Reynolds - Christmas Seals PSA (0:18)
14. Johnny Otis & His Orchestra - Happy New Year, Baby (2:43)
15. Jan & Dean - New Year's Greeting (0:08)
16. Spike Jones & His City Slickers - Happy New Year (3:26)
17. Ruth Buzzi - Christmas Seals PSA (0:54)
18. The Creators - I'll Stay Home (New Year's Eve) (2:29)
19. Leonard Nimoy - Christmas Seals PSA (0:30)
20. Little Bobby Rey & His Band - Corrido de Auld Lang Syne (Dance Of The New Year) (2:01)
21. Cliff Robertson - Christmas Seals PSA (0:56)
22. The Salsoul Orchestra - New Year's - Americana Suite (6:36)
23. Various Artists - Side 1 - Track 2 - New Year's Wishes (0:30)
24. Gloria Estefan - Greeting #2 (0:04)
25. Unknown - Auld Lang Syne (in Hawaiian) (2:49)
26. Quiet Riot - Greeting #2 (0:12)
27. Jimi Hendrix - Auld Lang Syne (Live at the Fillmore - 1-1-70) (3:54)
28. Weird Al Yankovic - Greeting #2 (0:10)
29. Mae West - Mae West - My New Year's Resolutions (2:43)

Media: Various 45rpm 7" singles, 33 rpm 12" albums, and a few 78 rpm singles & MP3s
Album: Various
Label: Various
Catalog: Check the MP3 tags for specifics
Date: Ranging from 1947 to 1988
Credits: Thanks Otis for allowing me to contribute this year and special thanks to all of the 365 Days contributors!