What is Alt-Xmas? It's Xmas music without the perky holiday cheer, Xmas with sass, sauciness and satire: talking back to Santa, sexing up to Santa, mamboing to Santa, all kinds of bluesin' and soulin' rather than carolin'. Sure there will be some straight-up heartfelt jazz readings of Xmas classics by Dave Brubeck, Houston Person and Frank Sinatra, but the keynotes will come from the likes of Rufus Thomas, Eartha Kitt and Robert Earl Keen. Join me to start your cool yule, y'all.
Joel "Heavy D" Dinerstein