From The YouTube Music Video Archives: Christmas Song Parodies from Bob Rivers

One of the great things about Seattle is the Bob Rivers Show on KZOK 102.5 FM, 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM every weekday morning. I think you can actually listen to it online, so if you live in the midwest or say, San Diego, you can tune in by just going to Bob, Spike, Mike, Joe, Kaci and Arik are a great blend of radio “personalities”, and unlike any other host I can think of (Stern, Imus, et al) Rivers doesn’t run roughshod over the rest of his crew. They can all be plain laugh-out-loud funny, and many are the bad mornings made better by listening to the show.

Most of their funniest moments are unscripted, of course (it’s live radio, after all), but they do some pretty hilarious song parodies – thanks mostly to the absolutely amazing vocals by Spike. Every once in a while he performs live with his band “the Impalers”, which often means he’s assembled some of the best rock musicians from the last 30 years. In fact they have a show coming up on January 19th at the Little Creek Casino, and I’m going to try to make it.

Some of their parodies of Christmas songs are pretty great as well. I’m not sure all of them are by Spike and his Impalers (I don’t know who the other artists are or where they come from), but they’re all funny as … er, they’re just funny. The album White Trash Christmas is available at, although a good number of them can be found on YouTube with home grown videos to go with.

[The 12 Pains of Christmas][Carol of the Bartenders][Chipmonks Roasting on an Open Fire][Be Claus I Got High][White Trash Xmas][Osama Got Run Over by a Reindeer]

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