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Hip For The Holidays: A World Cafe Playlist

The décor at D.C.'s Miracle on Seventh Street is full-on holiday kitsch, including images of Ralphie from <em>A Christmas Story --</em> he's pretty hip!<em> </em>
The décor at D.C.'s Miracle on Seventh Street is full-on holiday kitsch, including images of Ralphie from A Christmas Story -- he's pretty hip!

'Tis right around Christmas and wherever you go
It's "Run Rudolph Run," "Jingle Bells," "Let It Snow"

And while classics are great, and you love them no doubt
You may feel a little bit jingle belled out

But don't fret, for musical Santa is here!
With a playlist that brings you hip holiday cheer!

Hey Rosetta! delights with a sweet, heartfelt jam
Plus Sufjan Stevens with some holiday Ham...mond

Clarence Carter's back door Santa will take you sledding
And we'll unwrap a goodie by Otis Redding

And many more tunes you won't hear at the mall
Like a sparkling gem by the festive RuPaul.

There's No Doubt and The Darkness, for you rocking folks
And Julian Casablancas — that guy from the Strokes.

Refresh your eggnog at the musical bar,
With Elephant Stone and seasonal sitar

Plus a funky fresh jam that is merry and bright
By one of the Dap-Kings, named Binky Griptite

So sit back, and enjoy a hip holiday
A musical gift, from the World Cafe.

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Talia Schlanger hosts World Cafe, which is distributed by NPR and produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. She got her start in broadcasting at the CBC, Canada's national public broadcaster. She hosted CBC Radio 2 Weekend Mornings on radio and was the on-camera host for two seasons of the television series CBC Music: Backstage, as well as several prime-time music TV specials for CBC, including the Quietest Concert Ever: On Fundy's Ocean Floor. Schlanger also guest hosted various flagship shows on CBC Radio One, including As It Happens, Day 6 and Because News. Schlanger also won a Canadian Screen Award as a producer for CBC Music Presents: The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions, a cross-country rock 'n' roll road trip.
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