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Nippertown's Greg Haymes' December Musical Selections

Greg Haymes
Times Union

Nippertown's Greg Haymes is here with his December musical selections.

1. Frank Jaklitsch, "Christmas Must Be Tonight" from his 2011 album One Small Child. He has a Christmas show at 7 tonight at the Albany Hibernian Hall and a New Orleans Christmas show at Cafe NOLA in Schenectady on Thursday.

2. The McKrells, "Daddy, It's Snowing Out Today" from their 1999 album Merry Christmas, performing tonight at the Madison Theatre in Albany Saturday at SPAC's Spa Little Theatre in Saratoga; Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 21 at "Melodies of Christmas" at Proctors; Dec. 23 at the Parting Glass in Saratoga.

3. The Reverberators, "Christmas in Albany," their 2012 single, performing Saturday at the Valatie Bar & Grill for the Valatie Winter Walk Dec. 21 at Albany's Washington Park Lakehouse as part of the Capital Holiday Lights in the Park celebration.

4. Los Straitjackets, "Christmas in Las Vegas" from their 2002 album Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets, performing Friday, Dec. 19 at The Egg in Albany as part of Nick Lowe's Quality Holiday Revue with the Cactus Blossoms and Nick Lowe. The night before, Los Straitjackets' guitarslinger Eddie Angel joins Johnny Rabb, John Tichy, Mark Gamsjager for a hearty Christmas party at the Ale House in Troy.

5. NRBQ, "Christmas Wish" from the 1990 compilation Christmas Party With Eddie G., Dec. 28 at the NRBQ Holiday Hoedown at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock.

BONUS: Ashley Dees, "Santa's Coming in a Whirly Bird," just because it's Katie Britton's favorite holiday song.

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