24 Dec 2017

New Horizons - Christmas Special

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 24 December 2017
William and his little helper putting the Christmas show together

William and his little helper putting the Christmas show together Photo: RNZ

William Dart, with a merry chuckle, has hauled a sack full of Christmas goodies into the studio for his favourite programme of the year.

New releases of seasonal songs have been a bit of a disappointment this year.

So, for local offerings, he's gone back a few years to songs from Jamoa Jam and The Radio Kings.

And overseas artists include The Giving Tree Band, Black Prairie, Gina Riley (of Kath & Kim fame), Paul McCartney with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Flor de Toloache, Esquivel, and Luther Vandross.

Music Details

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'Lumberjack Christmas' (Stevens) – Sufjan Stevens
Silver & Gold
(Asthmatic Kitty)

'Finally It’s Christmas' (Hanson) – Hanson
Finally It’s Christmas
(S-Curve)

'Island Christmas' (Tuuga) – Jamoa Jam
Island Christmas
(Samoana Soul)

'What Will happen to Santa Claus' (Fink et al) – The Giving Tree Band
Bring It Back Home for Christmas
(Crooked Creek)

'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause' (Connor) – The Ronettes
A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
(Liberator Music)

'Everybody’s Waiting for the Man with the bag' (Taylor et al) – Black Prairie
Holidays Rule
(Hear Music)

'Just another Xmas Day' (Blackburn) – Jive Turkey feat Gina Riley
Christmas Comedy album
(Columbia)

'Wonderful Christmastime' (McCartney) – Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
Christmas Rules Vol 2
(Capitol)

'That’s What I Want for Christmas' (Caesar/Marks) – Shirley Temple
Joy To The World
(Classic)

'That’s What I Want for Christmas' (Lawrence) – Flor de Toloache
Christmas Rules Vol 2
(Capitol)

'Blue Christmas' (Hayes/Johnson) – The Radio Kings
Christmas on the Rocks
(Fast Food)

'Blue Christmas' (Hayes/Johnson) – Esquivel
Holiday Tuneage Christmas 1996
(Springers)

'Jingle My Bells' (Hobs/Owen) – The Boy Least Likely To
Christmas Special
(+1 Records)

'Every Year, Every Christmas' (Vandross/ Marx) – Luther Vandross
This Is Christmas
(Epic)