We have certain Christmas traditions at MAGNET: Drinking too much egg nog and making inappropriate comments to the underage interns. Dreading having to tip the delivery people. Watching holiday-themed porn. But as great as all that stuff is, our favorite tradition around the MAGNET fireplace (OK, so it’s actually an ashtray) is pulling out our well-worn copy of My Morning Jacket’s Does Xmas Fiasco Style. We’ve played it every Christmas since it was released in 2000. It’s a six-song EP featuring three great originals (“X Mas Curtain,” “I Just Wanted To Say” and “Xmas Time Is Here Again”), covers of Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller’s “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” (in the Elvis Presley style) and Nick Cave’s “New Morning” and an untitled bonus track. So tomorrow, return that H&M T-shirt from your mom that’s gonna shrink and be unwearable after you wash it once, and pick up a copy of Does Xmas Fiasco Style. And if you live in Chicago or New York, go see MMJ in concert. Jim James and Co. remain one of our favorite live bands. Tour dates after the jump.
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My Morning Jacket Tour Dates
12/27 — CHICAGO, IL — CHICAGO THEATRE
12/28 — CHICAGO, IL — CHICAGO THEATRE
12/31 — NEW YORK CITY, NY — MADISON SQUARE GARDEN