The “Mistletoe and Carrot Nose” Mix

Fiiiiiiinally. I have an excuse!

The "Mistletoe and Carrot Nose" Mix - illustration on Big Picture Farm caramel package

You see, it all started on a hot, sticky day in August of 1976, when I was born.

Wait, that’s a different story.

I’m really, really late on getting you a Monthly Mixtape. But this is what happened! I couldn’t decide on a theme. Which is stupid because it’s December, and the obvious theme is “deck them halls and all that stuff”. (<–name that show)

But I was trying to steer clear of that for you. Because since late October, it’s all that’s been on the radio. All that’s been blasting in shopping malls and department stores, and that one back section of Target where wallets go to die.

But then, as the days ticked on and my theme ideas became more ludicrous and red wine fueled, I surrendered and went back to my gut feeling. Christmas songs.

BUT! b b b but.

Not your normal beat-me-over-the-head-with-a-bottle-of-eggnog Christmas songs. We want to punch those in their shiny red noses.

These are special. They’ll take you back. Waaaaay way back. To the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s! Lots of Big Band, a bit of jazz. All vintage. All good mood. I can guarantee you will not regret putting this on while you prepare Christmas cookies and cocktails, while you finish your last-minute wrapping, while you watch the snow fall outside and not put on a bra until like, 4pm.

You’re going to love it.

It’s my new favorite Christmas playlist of all time.

And you only have two weeks left until Christmas, so you won’t get sick of it! See, I had this planned all along. My noggin is good for something after all.

I give you . . . the “Mistletoe and Carrot Nose” mix.

Actually, there are few songs in this mixtape from movies. Can you name the movies? QUIZ! You know how I love quizzes.

This time last year.

p.s. is it snowing where you are?!







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10 Responses to The “Mistletoe and Carrot Nose” Mix

  1. Allyson Douglass December 13, 2016 at 8:37 am #
    I LOVE your mixtapes! Thank you so much for taking the time to make them!!!
    • Bev Weidner December 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm #
      Thank you for telling me, Allyson! Gives me drive to keep making them. :)
  2. Tawni Miller December 13, 2016 at 9:28 am #
    I ❤️ this list! Just saved it on my Spotify! Thanks Bev????????????
  3. Tif December 13, 2016 at 10:09 am #
    Ms. Lucy from A Charlie Brown Christmas! Nice one.... Love, love this! I'm still playing last year's version but I'm excited for a new one. How you spoil us!
  4. Becky December 13, 2016 at 11:31 am #
    One of them is from National Lampoon Christmas - the Hawaiian song :)
  5. Heather December 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm #
    This Christmas mix makes me feel gay ;) But I am a little disappointed that there wasn't a big band version of Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer, haha! Thanks for another great playlist, and great approach to Christmas music.


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