Stop in, look around, have a drink and crank some tunes. I'll be posting some songs ripped from records, some out of print and hard to find stuff, some songs by artists you should be listening to, and a few mixes here and there.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas TV Burnout!



I'll have a best-of TV soundbye mix up in a few days called Christmas TV Burnout - Check The Cool Wax Volume 5. Thanks for stopping by this Christmas and celebrating the season with us. It's great to be back. Stop by throughout the year for more TV Themed/Novelty/Lounge or whatever classic music pops up. Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you have a great one!

A Honeymooners Christmas


Saving the best for last? Maybe so. In this episode you will laugh out loud! Ralph blows his Christmas wad on a bowling ball and uses the little bit left to buy Alice a one-of-a-kind hairpin box made out of matches. Only problem is, her friend gives her the same thing. Time to get a new present ASAFP so Ralph hock his bowling ball. Alice's present to Ralph? A bowling ball bag.

'Twas The Night Before Christmas - Season 4, Episode 92. Aired December 24, 1955.

Ralph And Ed Exchange Presents


What Is It?


Christmas Is About The Best Time Of The Whole Year

Christmas With The Sweathogs



It's your classic flash-back episode. The gangs sits around at Kotter's apartment jawing about the old times.

A Sweathog Christmas Special - Season 3, Episode 15. Aired December 15, 1977.

The Sweathogs Arrive


What Have You Got To Eat?


Up Your Nose With Mistletoe

Bewitched Christmas



Esmeralda accidentally brings Santa to the house when she sneezes and the spell lasts for a few days. Because it's so close to Christmas and Santa gets home, Samantha has no choice but to bring the elves to their house and set up a make-shift toy factory in their living room. Needless to say Darrin is not amused...

Santa Comes To Visit And Stays And Stays - Season 6, Episode 14. Aired December 18, 1969

He Said There Was No Santa Claus


Samantha's Christmas Spell #1


Samantha's Christmas Spell #2


Hold The Eggnog


A Very Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Odd Christmas Couple



Felix is trying desperately to get Oscar to star as Scrooge in the policeman's play. Oscar being a scrooge in real life wants nothing to do it. He hates the holidays because it only reminds him of his ex-wife. After a visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, he changes his disposition and accepts the part. After they get hammered, smoke cigars and talk about their awesome Christmas.

Scrooge Gets An Oscar - Season 1, Episode 12. Aired December 17, 1970.

Don't Talk To Me About Christmas


Felix's Homemade Eggnog


Assaulting An Elf


The Gift Exchange

Christmas at the Clampetts



Alright. It's almost Christmas and I didn't get through as many Christmas sitcoms as I wanted to so I'm going to have to start posting these in rapid-fire mode... This is a really funny episode, but most of it's spent talking about a boat and a TV that Mr. Drysdale gives them for Christmas. Granny and the gang can't figure out for the life of them what they are for. Not a lot of soudbytes.

Christmas At The Clampetts - Season 2, Episode 14. Aired December 25, 1963.

Christmas Morning

Laverne, Shirley, Lenny, Squiggy And Christmas



Lavern's dad gives a meal every year for the homeless and downtrodden... This year he's to broke to give one so the gang does odds and ends trying to raise the money to have the feast. I have to admit. This isn't my favorite show... But this particular episode has lots of singing and is very Christmasy.

Oh, Come All Ye Bums - Season 4, Episode 14. Aired December 19, 1978.

Laverne And Shirley's Twelve Days Of Christmas


The Littlest Christmas Tree


The Elf And The Ferry


I Want Santa


It's Not Nice To Yell At Santa


The Perfect Spot


Oh, Come All Yea Faithful


What Are You Doing Up?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bob Hope :: Christmas Day


Ahhh. My first record share in about two years... Feels good... I'll start posting more again soon. I'm just not set up for it right now. After Christmas I want to get back to at least one record a month. This first record is from Bob Hope and it's called Holidays from 1973. Each track is about a particular holiday so I decided to share one called Christmas Day. Some great Bob Hope stand-up comedy about old Hollywood. Enjoy.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas In The Twilight Zone




Art Carney gives the roll of a lifetime here as a drunk department store Santa. It seems he just can't get it together because he is so sad that the kids in his depressed neighborhood never get a Merry Christmas. He gets kicked out of his local bar, shit-canned from his job, and with his last hope, he wishes he could make the people in his neighborhood happy even if it's for one day. Soon after he finds the real Santa's bag and becomes a real Kris Kringle.

The Night Of The Meek - Season 2, Episode 11. Aired December 23, 1960.

Why Isn't There A Real Santa Claus?


Rod Sering The Magic That Can Only Be Found In The Twilight Zone


Get With It Santa Claus!


Santa Claus Is Loaded!


Disrupting Christmas Service


Merry Christmas Officer


Merry Christmas To All


Rod Serling A Word To The Wise

Dean Martin :: My Kind Of Christmas :: Less Than Two Bucks!


By now everyone has any and every Dean Martin Christmas song. But if you don't, Amazon is selling it for only $1.99. Now that's a deal! Don't know how long this will last...

Christmax Wax :: The Best of Check The Cool Wax Christmas


























Here is a repost of the mix I made for the blog back in 2006. It's now consolidated to one file and is compiled from the best songs offered that Christmas season. A dusty mix of Christmas Wax from the island of misfit songs. I hope to get to another Christmas mix someday, but for now, this will have to do.

1 :: CHECK THE COOL WAX :: KING AD-ROCK
2 :: HOLIDAY ON ICE “A RIDE WITH SANTA” :: WALT JACKOBS
3 :: SLEIGH RIDE :: LENNY DEE
4 :: SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN :: THE THREE SUNS
5 :: NUTTY JINGLE BELLS :: AL HIRT
6 :: CHRISTMAS ALL OVER THE WORLD :: JIM NABORS
7 :: ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS :: LIBERACE
8 :: ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE :: MIRROR IMAGE
9 :: WINTER WONDERLAND :: THE GOLDDIGGERS
10 :: THE CHRISTMAS SONG :: SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL ‘66
11 :: SNOW :: CLAUDINE LONGET
12 :: WHAT CHILD IS THIS? :: THE BORDER BRASS
13 :: WHAT SANTA WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS :: WALT JACOBS
14 :: THE REINDEER BOOGIE :: HANK SNOW
15 :: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS :: BUCK OWENS & SUSAN RAYE
16 :: SANTA’S BIG PARADE :: THE LOUVIN BROHERS
17 :: I’M GONNA TELL SANTA CLAUS ON YOU :: FARON YOUNG 
18 :: OLE TEX KRINGLE :: TEX RITTER
19 :: WHITE CHRISTMAS :: HANK THOMPSON
20 :: TOMORROW IS CHRISTMAS DAY :: BUCK OWENS & SUSAN RAYE
21 :: SANTA AND THE KIDS :: CHARLIE PRIDE 
22 :: HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS :: BIG TINY LITTLE
23 :: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER :: FRED WARING AND THE PENNSYLVANIANS
24 :: LET’S TRIM THE CHRISTMAS TREE :: LINE MATERIAL
25 :: HO, HO IT’S CHRISTMAS :: The CAROLEERS
26 :: SANTA CLAUS’ PARTY :: LES BAXTER OCHESTRA & CHORUS
27 :: MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS :: CAPTAIN KANGAROO
28 :: MISTER SANTA :: LENNY DEE
29 :: SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN :: THE CAROLEERS
30 :: CHRISTMAS CHIMES ARE CALLING SANTA :: RANKIN/BASS
31 :: CAROL OF THE BELLS :: HANNA BARBERA ORGANS & CHIMES
32 :: SILENT NIGHT :: KOREAN ARTIST
33 :: HOLIDAY ON ICE “A RIDE WITH SANTA” (FINALE) :: WALT JACOBS
34 :: CHRISTMAS LULLABY :: CARY GRANT


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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas On The Green Acres




Mr. Douglas has been dreaming of an old fashioned Christmas for years but just can't seem to have one. Even when he finally moves to the country it seems he just can't get it right. Well not this year. He's cutting down a real tree and celebrating it the right way. The rest of the town shows up at the end to look at his tree but they all high-tail it out of there when Lisa brings out the homemade fruitcake.

An Old Fashioned Christmas - Season 2, Episode 13. Aired December 21, 1966.


It Ain't Christmas Without A Tree


Is That What You Are Going To Give Me For Christmas?


What Does This Look Like To You?


Which Tree Is Better?


This Is Going To Be The Best Christmas We Ever Had


Arnold's Never Seen A Real Tree


Mind Your Own Business


An Old Fashioned Christmas Cut Short

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Best Christmas Commercial Ever

Doris Days Sings Silver Bells

Alex P. Keaton - Scrooge!




Not only does Alex not have the Christmas Spirit, he hates it! The ghosts from Christmas past, present and future straighten him out right quick. Simple story. Great execution. Maaaallory...!

A Keaton Christmas Carol. Season 2, Episode 19. Aired December 14, 1983.

The lighting Of The Keaton Christmas Tree


It's Starting To Snow


I Say We Don't Exchange Gifts This Year


Christmas Is Just Another Holiday


Alex As Santa


Merry Christmas


Time For The Family Christmas Picture

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Three's Company Christmas Bash



Our favorite threesome is going to have a Christmas party because the Ropers are out of town. To bad all of their friends are going to the Steven's party in the next apartment complex. No worries. The Ropers come home early and they make plans to have a nice quiet Christmas Eve with them. After making the plans with the Ropers, they get a call from the Stevens inviting them to their party. What can they do? How about try and get Stanley blitzed so they can go to the party that they really want to go to.  A pretty good episode even though there is no Larry... He was probably scoring down at the Regal Beagle.

Three's Christmas - Season 2, Episode 14. Aired December 20, 1977.

Jack's Mistletoe Invention


Why Don't We Open Our Presents Now


Jack Tripper Singing Jingle Bells


The Gift Of Sox


Christmas Snow


My First Christmas Away From Home


What Do You Want Me To Do?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Creepy, Kooky, And All Together Ooky Addams's Family Christmas




Pugsley and Wednesday have been told by their neighbor that Santa Claus does not exist, sending the rest of the family into emergency Santa mode. The kids catch on pretty fast and while Gomez and company are all coming clean about pretending to be Santa, the real one shows up and decorates the tree. Some Christmas episodes have a story line that just happens to be during Christmas. This episode is all about Christmas and gets a ten on the Christmas factor scale.

Christmas With The Addams Family - Season 2, Episode 15. Aired December 24, 1965.

I've Got You Under The Mistletoe


Everyone's Gone Kiss Happy


Don't Tell Us It Came From Santa Claus


Do You Believe In Santa Claus?


Do You Think Santa Will Really Come?


Santa's Moto


Dear Santa


Morticia Sings Deck The Halls


Back Up Santa Claus


Lurch Plays Santa Claus


The Jigs Up!


The Cast of The Addams Family Sings We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Christmas With Kid Dynamite!




Things are tough in the hood this Christmas. JJ lost his job and Keith has to work on Christmas Eve down at the taxi garage. What are they going to do? They are going to bring the Christmas party down to the garage, that's what! The Evans family and friends hold a variety show for the cabbies and everyone has a very Merry Christmas. I really wish that everyone's act had more of a Christmas theme... My personal highlight of the show is Bookman's dance. There is a YouTube video of it that I posted a few days ago if you want to scroll down. Good Times all around!

The Traveling Christmas - Season 6, Episode 12. Aired December 20, 1978.

Deck The Halls


The Mistletoe Answer


I Got Fired For Lack Of Lap


That's Cold


What Did You Get Me This Year?


The Whole Cast Singing Silent Night