Thursday, December 19, 2013

Proctor's Type Guide to the Holidays: Legit Jams for a Great Cause

Readers of Proctor's Type and friends of mine all know how much I enjoy the rock band The Killers.  They are simply fantastic.  And every year the Killers help get me in the Christmas spirit with their annual Christmas song.  Not only are the Christmas songs witty and fun, 100% of the proceeds from purchases of the song go to Red, an organization that is working to eliminate HIV in babies around the world.

Photo Courtesy of here
My challenge to readers is to watch one, two, or all of the YouTube videos I have linked below.  The videos are very entertaining and many feature special guests.  If you enjoy one or all of the songs, please buy them. Please remember the money is for an excellent cause (note: all songs available on iTunes, some on Amazon). Most of the songs are $1.29 and the EP of the 2006-2011 songs is $5.99.  Basically, you can get the whole deal for around $11.

The 2006-2011 songs are all available on one EP called "Red":

iTunes: buy here

2006: A Great Big Sled ft. Toni Halliday

2007: Don't Shoot Me Santa ft. Ryan Pardey
*This is my personal favorite

2008: Joseph, Better You Than Me ft. Elton John and Neil Tennant

2009: Happy Birthday Guadalupe ft. Wild Light and Mariachi El Bronx

iTunes: Buy "Happy Birthday Guadalupe!" Here
Amazon: Buy "Happy Birthday Guadalupe!" Here

2010: Boots ft. Dialogue from "It's a Wonderful Life"

iTunes: Buy "Boots" Here
Amazon: Buy "Boots" Here

2011: The Cowboy's Christmas Ball (lyrics from 1890 poem of the same name)

iTunes: Buy "The Cowboy's Christmas Ball" Here

2012: I Feel It In My Bones ft. Ryan Pardey

iTunes: Buy "I Feel It In My Bones" Here

2013: Christmas in L.A. ft. Dawes
*My 2nd favorite, Owen Wilson is awesome in the video

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