December 24, 2007

Had to be good for Santa Claus: Pearl Jam 2007 Christmas single

In all my years of collecting the Pearl Jam Christmas singles, I can tell you for a fact that the annual 7″ has never arrived on Christmas Eve, in the purple twilight, with snow dancing all around me.

I stopped by my mailbox a few hours ago on the way back from last minute grocery shopping for the Christmas dinner I am making tomorrow. As I stood there shivering, fumbling the key with my frozen-in-two-seconds fingers, I got a fantastic Christmas present in plain brown wrapping, stamped “Ten Club” in the corner. As every year, my heart began to thump as I savored the slow unwrapping. Most years we use the term Christmas single loosely because it turns out to be a Presidents Day present or an Easter gift. But for 2007, Ten Club — your timing was impeccable.

Merry Christmas, guys.

Santa God – Pearl Jam
Jingle Bells – Pearl Jam


Thanks to DropTheLeash for the audio rip and SYM

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13 Comments »

  • Thanks Heather! I wish it were snowing here in Houston like it is in the Springs.

    Huntre — December 24, 2007 @ 10:59 pm

  • Thanks Heather – Merry Christmas

    Culture Bully — December 24, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

  • Oh this is just perfect! Thank you, Heather.

    Merry Christmas, everybody! :)

    Karina — December 25, 2007 @ 6:55 am

  • thanks! this rules, am thoroughly enjoying the Paul McCartney live show as well! merry christmas!

    Asian Kid A — December 25, 2007 @ 9:25 am

  • Thanks and a Merry Christmas to you and yours

    paulofillinois — December 25, 2007 @ 2:01 pm

  • haven’t received mine yet. been awhile since we’ve seen some original tunes for the single.

    Pete K — December 26, 2007 @ 12:46 am

  • Merry Christmas Heather! Thanks for the good times: waking up, drinking some coffee and reading Fuel Friends. There’s no better way to start the day!

    Jaime G. Novoa — December 26, 2007 @ 3:08 am

  • Thank YOU again and again!!!

    I just recently found your website again and realized I never listened the PJ singles, so I made my husband a CD for an early Christmas gift (he has them on vinyl)… and also shared it with my FIL. So on Christmas Eve we all got a chance to listen (prior to 2007)… and now I’m back for more (2007)! I’ve even shared your website with them so they can become readers themselves!!!

    Merry Christmas!

    designz — December 26, 2007 @ 11:51 am

  • wow, thanx for being so generous.
    btw, i think 2006 single is left out cause u didnt receive it on time last year : (
    thanx for all this dedication
    Pearl Jam are proud of you !
    and so we are xoxoxo
    wish you a lovely new year

    SonicReducer — December 27, 2007 @ 2:01 am

  • Best X-Mas single in years. McCready’s “Jingle Bells” should be a holiday standard. Thanks!

    Ben — December 28, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

  • Thanks for posting these for us fans without record players. :)

    jwardell — January 1, 2008 @ 6:58 pm

  • Mine just arrived today, and it was such a surprise because lately I’ve been forgetting about Pearl Jam. I even got an email reminder about my 10C membership dues coming, and I still didn’t even think about the xmas single; what a surprise! Thank you so much for providing the mp3′s for those w/o turntables. Happy New Year!

    Travis — January 4, 2008 @ 4:19 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

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