Talus, Or Scree: Merrymaking Mixes 2014

For eleven months out of the year, Jay Varner obsessively cultivates his collection of obscure, rare, weird, and beloved holiday music. In mid-November, Patrick Culliton drags Jay out of his gingerbread house, helps him kick the candy cane habit, and coaxes him to share the collection.

This year, we’re doing things a bit differently: all three mixes are released on the same day. Get your fixes below.

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And, holiday music lovers, you probably want to check out the documentary Jingle Bell Rocks.

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Talus, Or Scree: Merrymaking Mix 2013 (Four)

For eleven months out of the year, Jay Varner obsessively cultivates his collection of obscure, rare, weird, and beloved holiday music. In mid-November, Patrick Culliton drags Jay out of his gingerbread house, helps him kick the candy cane habit, and coaxes him to share the collection.

Below is the fourth and final mix in the 2013 series. For those keeping track:

Four Mixes.

104 Songs.

5 Hours and 10 Minutes of Music.

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Talus, Or Scree: Merrymaking Mix 2013 (Three)

For eleven months out of the year, Jay Varner obsessively cultivates his collection of obscure, rare, weird, and beloved holiday music. In mid-November, Patrick Culliton drags Jay out of his gingerbread house, helps him kick the candy cane habit, and coaxes him to share the collection.

Below is the third mix in the 2013 series. Many of these songs are making their debut on a Merrymaking Mix. Below is the artwork and ways to listen.

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Talus, Or Scree: Merrymaking Mix 2013 (Two)

For eleven months out of the year, Jay Varner obsessively cultivates his collection of obscure, rare, weird, and beloved holiday music. In mid-November, Patrick Culliton drags Jay out of his gingerbread house, helps him kick the candy canes, and coaxes him to share the collection.

Below is the second mix in the 2013 series. Many of these songs are making their debut on a Merrymaking Mix. Below is the artwork and ways to listen.

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Talus, Or Scree: Merrymaking Mix 2013 (One)

For eleven months out of the year, Jay Varner obsessively cultivates his collection of obscure, rare, weird, and beloved holiday music. In mid-November, Patrick Culliton drags Jay out of his gingerbread house, helps him kick the candy canes, and helps him share the collection.

As in past years, some of the 2013 songs appeared on last year’s mixes (and, if you go way back, on their original blog 77 Santas). But some songs just can’t be denied their rightful place on any merrymaking mix, especially one as comprehensive as Jay’s. Below is the artwork. And right here is the link.

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Varner’s 2012 Sampler

As our season of 77 Santas comes to a close, here’s one last bit of hits: Varner’s 2012 Sampler. This is a collection of (arguably) the best tracks from all five mixes that have gone up in the past month, plus a few new tunes. This concludes our holiday portion of the website—but fear not, we’re here all year long with podcast episodes and new content. Stop by and say hello.

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Jay Varner’s Merrymaking Mix 2012: Disc Four

Varner’s back with yet another mix. He’s got a few more up his sleeve this season and he doesn’t care if you’ve been good or bad; you’re getting these no matter what.

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Download Disc Three

Download Disc Two

Download Disc One

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Jay Varner’s Merrymaking Mix 2012: Disc Three

Disc Three is now available for your listening pleasure. There will be two more mixes in this series, plus a final “greatest” compilation.

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Download Disc Two

Download Disc One

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Jay Varner’s Merrymaking Mix 2012: Disc Two

Look, we think every one of these mixes is good. But the latest mix culled from Jay’s archives? Well, it just might be the best, most unexpected yet.

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Jay Varner’s Merrymaking Mix 2012: Disc One

For eleven months out of the year, Jay obsessively cultivates his collection of obscure and beloved holiday music. Luckily, we’ve now entered that month where Jay decides to share his findings with all of you. 2011’s mixes received a record number of downloads here at Talus, Or Scree. We think that this year will be even bigger.

Some of the songs on disc one appeared on last year’s mixes (and, if you go way back, on our original blog 77 Santas). But some songs just can’t be denied their rightful place on any merrymaking mix, especially one as comprehensive as Jay’s. Below is the artwork. And right here is the link.

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This is a four-disc set. Throughout December, Jay will post the other mixes—probably at a rate of one per week.


2011 Holiday Mixes:

Jay Varner’s Holiday Mix

Talus, Or Scree Christmas: Disc One 

Talus, Or Scree Christmas: Disc Two

Talus, Or Scree Christmas: Disc Three 

Talus, Or Scree Christmas: Disc Four