On the first season of his satellite radio show, Bob Dylan gave a very Dylanesque performance of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”. It’s around the web in audio format that is curiously wonderful to fall asleep to, an adult bedtime story for tonight. Thanks to Maria Popova at Brain Pickings for making available this cool player.

If you want an antidote to the usual Christmas music, check out Dylan’s strange combo-platter of bluesy, raspy voice and cornball effects on his album Christmas In the Heart, which you can stream on Spotify. Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Do You Hear What I Hear are especially mindboggling.

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