A Very Special Strombo Holiday Special

Throw a log on the fire, drown yourself in some eggnog and turn up that radio dial as our friends come together to perform and share their stories for you.

We’ll welcome Alan Doyle, BadBadNotGood, Choir! Choir! Choir!, cleopatrick, coeur de pirate, The Dears, Dizzy, Hannah Georgas, Jim Cuddy, Joel Plaskett, John Prine, Kevin Hearn, La Force, Leif Vollebekk, Lido Pimienta, Luke Lalonde of Born Ruffians, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Maylee Todd, Mo Kenney, Partner, Queer Songbook Orchestra with Leah Fay of July Talk, Regent Park School Of Music, Rich Aucoin, Sharon And Bram, Stars, Vivek Shraya, The Weather Station, Yukon Blonde and the last surviving member of the band behind the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack, Jerry Granelli.

Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective.
Tell your friends that we are the spirit of radio.


  • The Ramones, “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)”
  • Sharon Jones, “8 Days Of Hanukkah”
  • Maylee Todd, “This Christmas (Donny Hathaway Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • BadBadNotGood, “Skating (Vince Guaraldi Trio Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • BadBadNotGood + Choir! Choir! Choir!, “Christmastime Is Here (Vince Guaraldi Trio Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Akim + Teddy Vann, “Santa Claus Is A Black Man”
  • Queer Songbook Orchestra, “Baby It’s Cold Outside (Ft. Leah Fay + Alanna Stuart) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Queer Songbook Orchestra + Stephen Jackman-Torkoff’s Story
  • Queer Songbook Orchestra, “Hard Candy Christmas (Ft. Alex Samaras) (Dolly Parton Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Darlene Love, “Christmas Time For The Jews”
  • Joel Plaskett, “Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas Again! (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Mo Kenney, "Worst Christmas (Sufjan Stevens Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Cleopatrick, "Christmas Abroad (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Snoop Dogg, “Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto”
  • Vivek Shraya, “Deepavali (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Regent Park School Of Music, “Christmas In Hollis (Run-DMC Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Reverend JM Gates, “Did You Spend Christmas Day in Jail (Death Might Be Your Santa Claus)”
  • Eleanor Friedberger, “Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)”
  • Saint Etienne, “I Was Born On Christmas Day (Ft. Tim Burgess)”
  • Hannah Georgas, Luke Lalonde + The Weather Station, “Blue Christmas (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Hannah Georgas, Luke Lalonde + Tamara Lindeman, “White Christmas (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Partner, “Santa Is Real (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Billy Mack, “Christmas Is All Around”
  • Slade, “Merry Xmas Everybody”
  • Yukon Blonde, “Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Beatles, “Christmas Time Is Here Again”
  • TWT: Leif Vollebekk, “Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Madisen Ward + The Mama Bear, “New Year’s Eve (Tom Waits Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Khruangbin, “Christmastime Is Here”
  • Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Christmastime Is Here”
  • Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Christmas Is Coming”
  • Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Skating”
  • Vince Guaraldi Trio, “O Tannenbaum”
  • Coeur de pirate, “Last Christmas (Wham! Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Rich Aucoin, “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (Strombo Sessions)”
  • La Force, “This Christmas (Donny Hathaway Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Dears, “O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Stars, “Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Sharon + Bram, “I’m a Little Latke (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Sharon + Bram, “12 Days Of Christmas (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Kevin Hearn, “Little Drummer Boy (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Bing Crosby & David Bowie, “Little Drummer Boy (Peace On Earth)”
  • Lido Pimienta, “Noche de Paz (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Queens Of The Stone Age, “Silent Night (Ft. C.W. Stoneking)”
  • Loretta Lynn, “To Heck With Ole Santa Claus”
  • Bahamas, “Christmas Must Be Tonight”
  • Alan Doyle, “I’ll Be There Christmas Eve (Ron Hynes Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • John Prine, “Christmas In Prison (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Dizzy, “Happy New Year (ABBA Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Jim Cuddy, “River (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Muppets, “One More Sleep Til Christmas”
  • The Pogues, “Fairytale Of New York (Ft. Kirsty MacColl)”
  • Jackie DeShannon, “Put A Little Love In Your Heart”