Christmas Mixes

The DJ Riko Merry Mixmas collection is a holiday tradition that dates back to 2002. Each edition is a continuous mix of Christmas music spanning multiple musical genres and multiple decades.

If you want to point other people to these mixes, it's best to direct them to this page, because download links may change. If you're not able to get the downloads to work, let me know using the "Contact" link above, and please be specific about the mix you're trying to get and the problem you're having.

There have been requests for some standalone bits from the mixes, so here are download links:

From 2005: DJ Riko featuring Marcie - My Chimney

From 2006: DJ Riko - Twas the Night Before the Goose Got Fat (Jon Kennedy vs Louis Armstrong)

From 2006: The 12 Days of Mixmas

From 2006: Amillionsons - Super Sharp Santa (visit the Amillionsons MySpace page)

From 2007: DJ Riko featuring Marcie - Hey Mister Santa

From 2010: DJ Riko and Tupelo G - Thank You (Santa)

From 2010: Video for Thank You (Santa)

From 2010 (Mixmas bonus): DJ Riko and Marcie - Thank You (Santa)

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Merry Mixmas 2014

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Tracklist:
Bells and Brass - Christmas is Coming
Diplo – Frosty Bounce
Liz Phair – Ho Ho Ho
R.E.M. – Deck the Halls
James Brown – Christmas is Love
DJ Snake – Bird Machine (Jingle Bells Version)
Crash Test Dummies – Jingle Bells
Booker T. & The M.G.'s – Jingle Bells
Germany Germany – Christmas Club Banger!
Sugar + the Hi-lows – Jingle Bells
Eraserheads – Hitchin' a Ride
Crying Day Care Choir – Christmas Day Care Choir (Falala)
The Winter Experiment – It Feels Like Christmas
Skeewiff – Joy to the Soul
!!! – Anyway It's Christmas
Arthur Lyman – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Dan Croll – A Guardian Christmas
Weeping Willows – Christmas Time is Here Again
Pomplamoose – Up on the Housetop
Earth, Wind & Fire – December
Meiko – Maybe Next Year
Yo Gabba Gabba – It's Wintertime
The Bridges – I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus
The Gifted Children – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Johnny – Onneksi Olkoon
The Reindeer Tribe – Holiday Lover
Percy Faith – We Need a Little Christmas
Wooden Shjips – O Tannenbaum

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Merry Mixmas 2013

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Tracklist:
Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau – Christmas Medley
Jimmy Wakely – It's Christmas
Televisor – We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Barenaked Ladies – Deck the Stills
Grand Fantastic Strings – Troika
Fleming & John – Winter Wonderland (Misty Mountain Hop)
Ramsey Lewis Trio With Strings – Little Drummer Boy
Soulful Strings – Little Drummer Boy
Beck – Little Drum Machine Boy
Erasure – The Christmas Song
Hap Palmer – Hanukkah
Blondie and Fab Five Freddy – Yuletide Throwdown (Rapture)
Mono Puff – Careless Santa
Raveonettes – Christmas Song
Slim Boyd and the Range Hands – On December 5 and 20
The Feetless – Feeling Blue in Paradise
The Audition Studio Orchestra & Chorus – All Around the Christmas Tree
The Gifted Children – The Nutcracker March
We Shot the Moon – My Favorite Christmas Gift
Sufjan Stevens – Christmas Unicorn

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Merry Mixmas 2012

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Tracklist:

Polyphonic Spree – A Working Elf's Theme
Pakkun – Merry Ho Ho
Gifted Children – Santa Claus! (Mixmas Remix)
Fizzy Bangers – Hooray for Santa Claus
Cheap Trick – I Want You for Christmas
AgesandAges – We Need a Little Christmas
Unstatuesque with Stafraenn Hakon – White Christmas
The Dandy Warhols – Little Drummer Boy
DJ Sterimar – Jingle Bells
Capitol Records Orchestra – Jingle Bells
The Musicmakers – Jingle Bells
Yello – Jingle Bells
Bleu – Jingle Bells
Bucko & Champs – Aussie Jingle Bells
Don Reno and Red Smiley – Jingle Bells
Blackalicious – Toy Jackpot
Rappin' Carolyn – It's Christmas
Mafialligator – Wassailing
Gifted Children – Blue Christmas
Gruff Rhys – Post Apocalypse Christmas
Brook Benton – You're all I Want for Christmas
Devo – Merry Something to You
Ghostly Trio – Angels We Have Heard on High
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Hava Nagila (Christmas Arrangement)
Nat King Cole – Mrs. Santa Claus
The Shins – Wonderful Christmastime
Cats and the Fiddle – Hep Cat's Holiday
Frank Cosmo – Merry Christmas
The Free Design – Close Your Mouth It's Christmas
Fadi Awad ft. Marcie – Christmas Is Here
Ozzie Kotani – Jingle Bell Rock
The Funk Brothers – Winter Wonderland
Royal Crown Revue – Merry Christmas to All
Bobby Darin – Christmas Auld Lang Syne

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Tracklist:

Rotary Connection - Opening Round
Blazer Force - Electronic Santa
Grandaddy - Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland
DJ Riko - Twas the Night Before the Goose Got Fat
DJ Riko - The 12 Days of Mixmas
The Free Design - The Now Sound of Christmas
Amillionsons - Super Sharp Santa
DJ Riko featuring Marcie - My Chimney
DJ Riko featuring Tupelo G - Thank You (Santa)
Lou Monte - Dominick the Donkey
Dr. Seuss and Boris Karloff - Welcome Christmas
Jim Nabors - Sleigh Ride
Parenthetical Girls - Carol of the Season
DJ Riko featuring Marcie - Hey Mr Santa
Casey James & the Staypuft Kid - St Nick of Bloomingdale's
Ingo Star Cruiser - Just Like Christmas
Lou Rawls - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The Sixth Great Lake - Always After Christmas, Boring
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - What a Wonderful World
Celebrity Greetings
Lead Belly - Christmas is A-Coming
Prince Zamboo - Santa Flaws!
Belle & Sebastian - Santa Claus
Dread Zeppelin - All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth
Avalanches - Winter Wonderland
Pig Latin Christmas - Inglejay Ellsbay
Soulwax - Last Christmas
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus and Lucy
Augie Rios - Donde Esta Santa Claus
Alma Coogan - Never do a Tango With an Eskimo
Luscious Jackson - Let it Snow
Nat King Cole - Toyland
Beach Boys - Auld Lang Syne

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Tracklist:

DJ Riko & Tupelo G – Thank You (Santa)
Corporal Blossom – White Christmas
Jet – Back Door Santa
Ingo Star Cruiser – Just Like Christmas
Prince Zimboo – Santa Flaws! (Bandulero Refix)
Sons of Heaven – When Jesus Was Born
Goat Explosion – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Found Sound Orchestra – Drum Roll Please
Damani feat. Snoop Dogg – Twas the Night Before Xmas
Hawk Nelson – The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)
Doctor Octoroc – We Three Konami
Jacob Miller – On the Twelve Day of Ismas
Fireside Al – To Make a Christmas Cake That Will Keep Until Easter
Les Paul – Jingle Bells
The Gifted Children – Angels We Have Heard On High
Julian Casablancas – I Wish It Was Christmas Today
Kenny Vance & The Planotones – Doo Wop Christmas
Morgan – Christmas in Waikiki
Anne Lloyd & Michael Stewart – When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter
Dibidim – All I Want For Christmas
Captain Elmo McKenzie and the Roosters – Home On Christmas Day
Joey Ramone – What A Wonderful World
Pink Martini – Auld Lang Syne

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Tracklist:

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Christmas intro
The Neighborhood Kids - Christmas is for Everyone
The Gifted Children - Jingle Bells
Ruth White - Activity Songs for Christmas
Vince Guaraldi - Skating
Weezer - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Adam Faith - Lonely Pup (in a Christmas Shop)
Lady GaGa - Christmas Tree
Stompin' Tom Connors - Jingle Jangle Aeroplane
The Royal Guardsmen - It Kinda Looks Like Christmas
OK Go - Father Christmas
The Kinks - Father Christmas
Harvey Averne Band - Let's Get it Together This Christmas
Guster - Donde Esta Santa Claus?
Honky Tonk Confidential - Christmas Prison
Ra John and the Rubba Dub Dub Band - The Christmas Calypso
Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa
Sufjan Stevens - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Rhys O'brien - Christmas Morning
Nat King Cole - The Happiest Christmas Tree
The Granville Williams Orchestra - Santa Claus is Ska-ing to Town
Whaley Boys - O, Tannenbaum
Tony Sacco - Jolly Fat Man
Fast Food Rockers - Festive Food Song
Funk Machine - Soul Santa
Alma Cogan - Never do a Tango With an Eskimo
Gentleman Auction House - On the Rooftops
Nullsleep - Silent Night
The Hot Rods - Christmas in Hawaii
Bobby Sherman - Goin' Home (Sing a Song of Christmas Cheer)
Electric Jungle - Funky Funky Christmas
Eydie Gorme y Los Panchos - Navidad y Ano Nuevo
The Joe Gibbs Family - Winter Wonderland
The Black on White Affair - Auld Lang Syne

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Tracklist:

Nat King Cole - Toyland
Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa's Got a Bag of Soul
Liz Phair - Winter Wonderland
African Christmas - White Christmas
Joy Electric - Here We Come a Wassailing
The Torero Band - The Holly and the Ivy
The Four Seasons - Jungle Bells
The Sixth Great Lake - Always After Christmas Boring
Rotary Connection - Silent Night Chant
Jewish Christmas - Jingle Bells
Binky Griptite - Stoned Soul Christmas
Casey James & the Staypuft Kid - St. Nick of Bloomingdale's
Hoodoo Gurus - Little Drummer Boy (Up the Khyber)
Irwin the Disco Duck - Donde Esta Santa Claus
Gene Autry - 32 Feet and 8 Little Tails
E-Money - Christmas Crunk
8mm - Baby It's Cold Outside
Mikey Jarrett and Mikey General - Santa Claus is Black
Parenthetical Girls - Carol of the Season
Prince & the Revolution - Another Lonely Christmas
Cold Chillin Juice Crew - Cold Chillin Christmas
Drunken Boat - Blue X-mas (To Whom it May Concern)
Stephen Colbert - Another Christmas Song
Billy Paul Williams feat. Nicole Henry - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Martin Mull - Santafly
Boxcar Willie - Hee Haw Honey
Hawaiian Slack Key Orchestra - Auld Lang Syne

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Tracklist:

01. Lead Belly - Christmas is A-Coming
02. DJ Riko featuring Marcie - Hey Mister Santa
03. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Jingle Bells
04. The Cartwrights - Merry Christmas, Neighbor
05. Rubber Band - Silent Night
06. Luis Miguel - Santa Claus Llego a la Ciudad
07. Bruce Haack & Ted Pandel - Ebenezer Electric Pro-Log
08. Famous People - Holiday Greetings
09. Cheap Trick - Come On Christmas
10. Candy Hoyte - Longtime Christmas
11. Richard Cheese - Do They Know It's Christmas
12. Andre Williams aka Rudibaker - Christmas Wish
13. Speedy Gonzales - The Hat I Got for Christmas is too Beeg
14. Halo Benders - Snowfall
15. Staple Singers - Who Took the Merry out of Christmas
16. Lenny Dee - Mister Santa
17. Cuba L.A. - Good King Wenceslas
18. The Lovers - Christmas Tree
19. H2O Phlo - The Season Christmas Lime (feat. Baron)
20. The Autumn Teen Sound - Christmas Wish
21. The Enchanters - Mambo Santa Mambo
22. Hello Saferide - iPod X-Mas
23. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - Sleigh Ride
24. Phil Spector - Silent Night
25. Glenn Miller - Auld Lang Syne

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Merry Mixmas 2006

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Link to download front cover art, link to download back cover art

Tracklist:

Intro
Boris Karloff - Welcome Christmas
Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
DJ Riko - Twas the Night Before the Goose Got Fat (Jon Kennedy vs Louis Armstrong)
Amillionsons - Super Sharp Santa
Brenda Lee - Papa Noel
Bobby Sherman - Yesterday's Dream
The 12 Days of Mixmas (Roger Whittaker, Sesame Street, the McKenzie Brothers, The Waffle House, Crypt Keeper and Twisted Sister)
Rufus Thomas - I'll Be Your Santa, Baby
Nina - Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?
Jim Reeves - Senor Santa Claus
Bootsy Collins - N-Yo City
Billy Squier - Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You
Pig Latin Christmas - Inglejay Ellsbay
Joe Williams - Jingle Bells (Bombay Dub Orchestra Remix)
Mark Mothersbaugh - Jingle$, Jingle$, Jingle$
The Partridge Family - Jingle Bells
The Clancy Brothers - Jingle Bells (Buala Bas)
The Andrews Sisters - Jing-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling
The Sonics - Santa Claus
Gary Walker - Santa's Got a Brand New Bag
Santa Claus - Santa's Christmas Wrap
Bing Crosby - Christmas in Killarney
The Yobs - Auld Lang Syne
Outro


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Tracklist:

Intro
Singers Unlimited - Caroling Caroling
DJ Riko featuring Marcie - My Chimney
Luscious Jackson - Let it Show
The Free Design - Now Sound of Christmas
Lou Monte - Dominick the Donkey
Louis Armstrong - Cool Yule
Mr Hanky - Santa Claus is on His Way
The Ventures - Silver Bells
George W. Bush - Twas the Night Before Christmas (Jima edit)
Kids of Widney High - Christmas is the Time
Ringo Starr - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Madness - Insanity Over Christmas
Augie Rios - Donde Esta Santa Claus
Disney - Santa's Rap
Pizzicato Five - Snowflakes
Chet Baker - Winter Wonderland
Neil Diamond - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Big Ben Banjo Band - Christmas Medley 2
Alvin and the Chipmunks - Chimpunk Song (Slow Version)
Bright Eyes - Little Drummer Boy
Tenchi Muyo vs. The Singing Dogs - Jingle Bells
Wayne Newton - Jingle Bell Hustle
Buchanan & Goodman - Santa and the Satellite
Esquivel! - Frosty the Snowman
Huey Piano Smith and the Clowns - All I Want for Christmas
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Santa Claus - A Visit From Santa Claus
Little Bobby Rey - Corrido de Auld Lang Syne
Santa Outro

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Tracklist:

We Five – My Favorite Things
Star Wars – Christmas in the Stars
Charles Brown – Please Come Home For Christmas
Sammy Davis Jr. – Jingle Bells
Lisa Loeb – Jingle Bells
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans – Jingle Bells/Sleigh Ride
Ramsey Lewis – Sleigh Ride
Spyder D – Ghetto Santa
Obliminal – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time
Christmas Jug Band – S.A.N.T.A.
Sy Mann & Jean Jacques Perrey – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Various Superstar Celebrity Greetings
Dread Zeppelin – All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth
Eels – Everything’s Gonna be Cool This Christmas
Johnny Cash – Blue Christmas
Ike & Tina Turner – Merry Christmas Baby
Billy May – Rudolph Mambo
The Three Suns – I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Bob Rivers – Underwear
Music Box “The Regina” – The First Noel
Polyphonic Spree – Happy Christmas (War is Over)
Stevie Wonder – Little Drummer Boy
Eros – Little Drummer Boy
Lou Rawls – Auld Lang Syne

 

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Tracklist:

Intro (feat. Esquival)
Stan Kenton - Good King Wenceslas
Lou Rawls - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Jackson 5 - Up on the House Top
DJ Riko - Boogaloo and Holly (Frank Sinatra vs. Big Boss Man)
Jim Nabors - Sleigh Ride
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes - Yulesville
Belle & Sebastian - Santa Claus
Joy Zipper - Christmas Song
The Fall - Jingle Bell Rock
The Penguins - Jingle Jangle
Salsoul Orchestra - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Soulwax - Last Christmas
Teenage Fanclub - Christmas Eve
Low - Little Drummer Boy
The Avalanches - Winter Wonderland
Various Christmas Wishes
The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)
Derek B - Chillin' With Santa
Ella Fitzgerald - Jingle Bells
James Brown - Soulful Christmas
Outro (feat. Sweet Tee, Beach Boys, Esquival, Santa)

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DJ Riko - Merry Mixmas 2002
Aired on the Back to the Basics radio show in Hamburg
and also floats around under the name "BTTB 2002-12-24 - DJ Riko (X-262)"

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Tracklist:

Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby
Paul McCartney & Wings - Wonderful Christmas Time
The Who - Christmas
Granddaddy - Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
Louis Armstrong - Zat You Santa Claus?
Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
Lou Monte - Italian Jingle Bells
Jackson 5 - Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Frank Sinatra - Let it Snow
Dean Martin - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run
The Beatles - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Vince Guraldi - Linus and Lucy
Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
El Vez - Feliz Navidad
Elvis Presley - Christmas Message
Jimi Hendrix - Christmas Medley

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