Thursday, December 15, 2016


As many of you know, I've been making Christmas compilations since The Great Depression (give or take seven decades) in defiance of the idea that Christmas music generally sucks (generally it does...but it doesn't have to). It started the old-fashioned way, with what we Boomers used to call cassette tapes. These 90 minute masterpieces of obsession eventually gave way to the space age technology of CDs, condensing the number of allowable minutes but vastly improving the sound quality. And, beginning a few of years ago, I finally dragged all of us into the 21st century with handy, downloadable files.

This switch to files meant I no longer had to make and send out multiple copies. It also resulted in saving a good deal of money. And, as has become custom (and in keeping with the true spirit of the holiday season), I can pass the savings onto the charities of my choice.

I know many of us are looking forward to putting 2016 behind us. But to think everything will change for the better on January 1 is wishful thinking, and it's very possible (if not fact already), that things will change for the worse come January 20th. So this year, to combat the growing anti-science and anti-environment attitudes rising to the surface of our country, my wife and I are donating to The Sierra Club, and to combat hate, promote tolerance, and seek justice we are contributing to The Southern Poverty Law Center.

(click the organizations below if you would like more information or wish to make a donation)

Sierra Club


And now that we've dispensed with the heavy stuff, let's get to the

For 2016's mp3 mix, MERRY WHATEVER, click below to download to your computer:
mp3 Version

To make your own CD, go here for the higher quality aiff download:
"High Quality" CD Version

Here's a Bonus Link of some of the Ghosts of Krupmas Past. That's over 21 hours of Krupmas Classics!
mp3s of Past Years' Mixes

Note: Krupmas is for everyone, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Festivus, so please feel free to share with your friends and enemies.

(Warning: All links will expire on 1.14.17)

Merry Crimble and a Happy & Healthy New Year!

- Your pal Krup
(Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Everyone)