(THE FIRST OF THREE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EPISODES! First up, the sadly defunct band Squirrel Nut Zippers "Sleigh Ride" from their 1998 Christmas album Christmas Caravan, which there is no valid excuse for not owning (Amazon). Then we heard the Duluth band Low with their song "Just Like Christmas" from their album Christmas (Amazon, Other Music) but you can also get it on the new-this-year Christmas record The OC: Mix 3 Have A Very Merry Chrismukkah (iTunes, Amazon) which I understand has something to do with some TV show I have never seen but I'm sure isn't as good as their Christmas album. Next we heard ex-Smoking Pope Josh Carter's band Duvall with their version of "O Holy Night" from their new Christmas album by the same name (iTunes, Amazon), and I have to tell you, it's better than their non-xmas releases so far. And finally John Denver and The Muppets did my favorite version of one of my favorite Christmas songs "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" from their incredibly affordable A Christmas Together (Amazon) though this song doesn't seem to be on the cheap release, so maybe it's not all that affordable after all (eBay). It was a duet between Rolf and John. For all your Muppet needs, I HIGHLY recommend Danny Horn's ToughPigs.com. [Oh, and because it's just that good, I included a special bonus song from the OC xmas album: The Raveonettes' song "The Christmas Song"]