Of course I named the show after the great album by the Smittens and I pay homage to the band by using a clip of their song 11:11 for my theme. I hope the band doesn't mind, but when I have talked to various members of the band after shows they seem like nice people whom I think would be good with it.

I also use this name for my DJ night happening occasionally at the Jane Bond in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you. (Note that prior to 2018 I called my podcast FireballXL5, so don't be confused if you look at an old setlist)

Special thanks to Jeff Woods for finding my a place to host my mp3s!

December 19, 2008

Theme: Christmas show 2008
On Air: Frank

This was my annual Christmas show and as usual I didn't play your typical holiday songs. I kept the show short to reflect the amount of really good new Christmas songs I found this year, but still had time to add a few Fireball XL5 Christmas classics.

The best new holiday song I heard this year was by The Wedding Present featuring Simone White with Holly Jolly Hollywood. I've had to listen to it a few times every day because it is that good. The video is also incredibly fun and insanely cute (well at least Simone is insanely cute), do yourself a favour and watch it from the link below.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Links to some of the things I mentioned during the show

Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 5, 2008

The Wedding Present featuring Simone White - Holly Jolly Hollywood
Hello Saferide - Ipod X-mas
The Chills - Christmas Chimes
David Carswell and Megan Barnes - I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas (C)
The Diskettes - Noel (C)
Belle and Sebastian - Are You Coming Over For Christmas
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas (C)
Soda Fountain Rag - Jullaten 2007
The Ravonettes - Come On Santa
Velocity Girl - Merry Christmas, I Love You
Au Revoir Simone - Christmas Time Is Here
Figurine - The Holiday Behind Us
Sally Shapiro - Anorak Christmas (Piano Mix)
Glo-Worm - Holiday
Le Sport, Montt Mardie and Mr. Suitcase - Last Christmas
Lucky, Lucky, Pigeons - Red Santa
The Headcoatees - Santa Claus
Irene - Christmas On The Beach
Darryl Reimer - Merry Big Ole Christmas
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Faster Santa Claus Ho, Ho, Ho (C)
Elisa Gabbai - Winter In Kanada

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.fireballxl5.ca