You’ll hear my daughter if you listen to the 100 tracks from past Kevin & Bean Christmas albums that are posted on KROQ’s website. She has one line (“What are their names, Uncle Bobcat?”) in track 97, “Storytime with Bobcat.”
When Bobcat Goldthwait visited Knoxville recently, he and I reminisced about that recording session. Meaghan and some of her classmates from St. Finbar School came to the studio to sing and say their lines, which were written by Jimmy Kimmel. Bob recorded his outrageous part the next day so the schoolkids wouldn’t hear it.
Frank Jr.’s version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” never really fit the KROQ mold. It was on the 1993 album but lacked the cynicism that characterized the other tracks on “Santa Claus, Schmanta Claus.” Obviously, it became one of our family’s most cherished memories. I posted the audio on my website in 2005.
Frank Jr. re-recorded some lines from the poem as a high school senior in 2007. The remix has become a holiday tradition on the Marc & Kim and Frank show on Star 102.1. I hope you enjoy both versions. Merry Christmas Eve!