Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland

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"Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland"
Single by Grandaddy
Released 2000
Format 7"
Genre Indie rock
Writer(s) Jason Lytle

"Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland" is a promotional single released by the band Grandaddy in 2000.[1] Though not released on any official Grandaddy albums it can be found on The Windfall Varietal bootleg,[citation needed] and on the XFM benefit compilation It's a Cool, Cool Christmas.[2] This track proved to be a legal problem on the former of the two, since the band did not have the rights to distribute it. [citation needed]


Allmusic writer Tim DiGravina opined that "Alan Parsons", with its lyric about building a snowman and pretending that it is Alan Parsons, "might be the funniest song from 2000".[3] The BBC's Richard Banks called it "a stroke of comedy genius".[4] Scott Miller, in his book Music: What Happened?, suggested that Grandaddy "probably deserve immortality" just for this song.[5] RTÉ called the song "downright silly",[6] while Exclaim! called it "one of our favourite indie rock Christmas tunes ever".[7]

Track listing

  1. "Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland"


  1. Wilmes, Chrissy (2010) "Ten Non-Traditional Holiday Songs To Keep You Sane", Riverfront Times, December 17, 2010, retrieved 2011-07-10
  2. "newsline...", Billboard, October 21, 2000, p. 64, retrieved 2011-07-10
  3. DiGravina, Tim "It's a Cool Cool Christmas Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-07-10
  4. Banks, Richard (2009) "Christmas Records, Day 23: It's a Cool, Cool Christmas", BBC, 23 December 2009, retrieved 2011-07-10
  5. Miller, Scott (2010) Music: What Happened?, 125 Records, ISBN 978-0615381961, p. 201
  6. "Cool Cool Christmas", RTÉ, December 21, 2000, retrieved 2011-07-10
  7. Thiessen, Brock (2009) "Jason Lytle Releases Free Christmas Album Online, Gets Working on Second Solo Record", Exclaim!, December 9, 2009, retrieved 2011-07-10