“It was early Christmas Eve, Whoppy, Streaker and I had just finished adding the last clip we found on Youtube to their list of “99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS”, which we were going to send out at midnight to all the children of the world.                                                     

I was tired and my nerves were on edge, afraid we wouldn’t make the deadline, but now I could relax. I wanted to apologize to the cats for yelling at them all day, so I made them some warm milk and put out an extra portion of catnip.

About a half hour later I notice that Whoppy’s milk and catnip hadn’t been touched. Then Streaker told me that Whoppy said he was running away from home ‘cause he was tired of being “treated like a dog” Streaker and I looked for him all over the neighborhood…but he was nowhere to be found. large1jpgAbout 10:00 we stopped searching and went home. With tears in my eyes I started writing my Christmas blog to the children. A few minutes later there was a knock on my door. My neighbor Jim walked in, carrying Whoppy, and said, “Look what I just found stuck in my kitchen doggie door”

We all laughed, I thanked Jim, and then Whoppy, Streaker and I went to back to my computer and finished my blog. It was only 11:30, and I wanted to post exactly at midnight, so I lined up the arrow on my cursor with the send button, all ready to go at the stroke of Christmas.

I’m not sure what happened next…I think I fell asleep. I looked at the clock which said 3:00 and thinking I’d missed my deadline, my heart began to sink. Then I looked at my computer screen which said “Message sent at 12:00 midnight”, and finally at Whoppy and Streaker, who had these weird little smiles on their faces!” 



hearts2                                                                                                                          copy-of-catzapoppin-0453That’s right…..This year we’ve added 69 more clips to the list of the top Christmas videos and call it 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS. It now includes the NEW MILEY CYRUS, Nat “King” Cole, THE RAD DUDES, Bing, Elvis, JOSH GROBAN and songs from NOEL, NEW ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, “A Charlie Brown Christmas“, Aretha, PAUL EVANS, Jingle Cats, ALAN O’DAY, Neil Diamond, LENNON, Band-Aid, CHRIS BROWN “THIS CHRISTMAS”, Enya, Carpenters, NEW JULIANNE HOUGH, Brenda Lee, Beach Boys, NEW ARCHIES, Sponge Bob, Perry Como, and so much more! HOURS AND HOURS OF FAMILY FUN with the original Christmas music clips and new Christmas Video animations! You can find it here for FREE!

If You want more just click on to the titles below… 









YOU STILL WANT MORE? Then click onto THE STORY BEHIND THE MOTOWN CHRISTMAS ALBUM…the classic album that almost never saw the light of day. Diana Ross, The Miracles, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson all contributed to one of the greatest  albums of all time, THE MOTOWN CHRISTMAS ALBUM. It is also the story of how George Clinton, Jr. and I wrote “Little Christmas Tree” for Michael Jackson. Read all about it here.  



See the video that former MTV veejay Adam Curry remembers as being a “huge it on MTV” when it was featured on the front page of Mevio. CHRISTMAS IN MALIBU–NOW A CERTIFIED CULT CLASSIC!” 



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After helping to sell ONE BILLION records in the industry, Joe Klein’s “CHRISTMAS IN MALIBU ” by The Rad Dudes has truly become a cult classic….20 years after first being released!


I’m proud to introduce you to my friend and former client, Joe Klein, multiple Clio and International Broadcast Award winner, who wrote and produced over a thousand radio spots back in the 70’s and 80’s promoting albums for Donna Summer, The Village People, Parliament, George Clinton, Devo, The Doobie Brothers, Van Halen, U2, Kenny Rogers, David Bowie, Kim Carnes, Sheena Easton, George Thorogood, J. Geils Band, Tina Turner,  Bob Seeger, The Steve Miller Band, Tina Turner, The Plasmatics, The Vapors, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, Huey Lewis and the News, Eddie Rabbit, Leo Sayer, Christopher Cross, Joan Jett and scores of other chart-topping acts.  As president of Los Angeles based production company L.A. Trax, Inc., Joe was considered one of the best promo producers in the business, and his campaigns helped to sell over one billion records, cassettes and CDs. In doing so, he really did help to raise the bar on how records were promoted in general. 


Joe began his career as a teenage disc jockey, then moved on to recording engineer and producer. He produced hundreds of commercials and jingles in the seventies with a partner named John LaSalle, a renowned singer and jazz musician originally from New York City. He was also a record producer, whose credits include my album on Casablanca and a co-production with Scott Shannon on an album by The Sunset Bombers, a late seventies punk rock band which featured Doug Feiger (The Knack), Brandon Mathieson (The Rubber City Rebels) and Rick Armaund (1999).


I hadn’t spoken to Joe in a few years until we reconnected last week. I wanted to include his cult holiday classic, “Christmas In Malibu ” By The Rad Dudes, in my 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEO collection. When we spoke, he told me that the song and video had been added to a lot of Christmas airplay lists this year, twenty years after its initial release back in 1988….Here’s more, in his own words……


Christmas In Malibu had its beginnings as a surprise yuletide hit of the 1988 holiday season. The song came to me as a musical epiphany of sorts while sitting on Malibu beach over the summer several months earlier. The story of how it got recorded and ended up on hundreds of radio stations, MTV, VH-1, Friday Night Videos and even the NBC Nightly News that first year really is quite wild. The song and video continued to air for several more years and then pretty much faded from view by the mid-nineties. Back in 2005, I decided to post the song online and, to my surprise, Christmas In Malibu started getting played on dozens of podcasts. In 2006, I made a distribution deal with a company called IODA to distribute the song as a download worldwide, and then posted the video on YouTube and a view other video sites. That year the song spread to many more podcasts and even started getting played on the radio again. By last year, Christmas In Malibu was getting mentioned and embedded in hundreds of blog posts and the video was listed on dozens more viral video sites. This year, on its twentieth anniversary, Christmas In Malibu seems to have taken on a life of its own and achieved a kind of “cult classic” statis within the new media community. The track and video are popping up virtually everywhere. This past week the video even made the front page of Mevio, the online new media network (formerly known as Podshow) launched in 2005 by former MTV veejay Adam Curry and Ron Bloom. On the front page video promo for what was new on the network, Adam remarked how he remembered the video had been a “huge hit” on MTV back in the day! I posted the whole story of the making of Christmas In Malibu on my company’s website, and you can read it here.



 Now check out 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS featuring the NEW MILEY CYRUS, Aretha, Nat “King”Cole, Bing,  Elvis, EXCLUSIVE JOSH GROBAN FROM NOEL, NEW ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Paul Evans, Jingle Cats, ALAN O’DAY, Neil Diamond, Band-Aid, EXCLUSIVE UNEDITED CHRIS BROWN “THIS CHRISTMAS”,  Enya, Carpenters, NEW JULIANNE HOUGH, Brenda Lee, Beach Boys, NEW ARCHIES, Sponge Bob, Perry Como, and so much more! HOURS AND HOURS OF FAMILY FUN with the original Christmas music clips and new Christmas Video animations! You can find it here.


 Copyright 2008 by Artie Wayne