Guess we’ve run pretty low on actual Christmas songs about surfing. So let’s get a bit crazy here.
“Santa and the Sidewalk Surfer” [previously posted] may be the only tune I can find about skateboards and the holidays. Re-enjoy The Crossfires/The Turtles spoken word rock-out.
Aaron Walter has a high-concept vanity album about the hell of working holiday shifts at Circuit City (name bleeped during this production). That’s not all; it also includes the spoken word voice modulated satire on commercials. It’s “Channel Surfin’.”
Frozen Factory rocks the drum bangly, with their mystical “Christmas Crazy.” In this nail-biter, he wants to get home in time, but the airways are clogged. Will that old feller with the white hair and glasses help? These heaven seas will take me To yuletide; I surf beyond the skies…
The Slotcars mix in some punk garage to remind us of the big musical world with “Surfin’ for Christmas.” Pretty insistent for under a minute and a half.
The Yule Logs stretch my conceit with “Atheist Serf Holiday.” These non-believers surf-rock their doubts, but never quite catch the literal wave. And when i say rock, i mean hold onto your pants. Damn.
“Winter in L.A.” seems a child’s tutorial from Mischievous Miracles. Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and Xmas trappings are all noted. So is the weirdness of trucking in snow while the surfers are on high. Gentle fun.