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Now Playing – the tunes of the season at OTR HQ

Seasonal fare from Zooey Deschanel, Little Green Cars, Tom Waits, Katharine Philippa (pictured) and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews

Katharine Philippa. Photo: Rich Gilligan

Fri, Dec 20, 2013, 09:00


Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (Watertower Music)

Go on, you’ll be watching Elf sometime in the next week

Little Green Cars “Reindeer With A Broken Leg” (RTE)

One of the Irish acts of 2013 show a surplus of seasonal spirit

Tom Waits “Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis” (Asylum)

Tom Waits shines as the ghost of Christmas past

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews “O Holy Night” (YouTube)

A spellbinding version as featured on the Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip TV show.

Katharine Philippa “Bethlehem” (Bandcamp)

The singer from the north country gives a tender reading from the book of the season.