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Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)

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Recorded  1998, 1999, 2004
Label  Phonographic
Release date  December 2004
Length  22:27
Artist  Harvey Danger
Producer  John Goodmanson
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Released  December 2004 (2004-12)
Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes) EP (2004)  Little By Little... (2005)
Genres  Alternative rock, Indie rock, Pop punk

Harvey danger sometimes you have to work on christmas sometimes

Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes) is an EP that was released by Harvey Danger in December 2004 on the band's own label, Phonographic Records. One of the songs is a demo from their next album, Little By Little..., two are different recordings of past songs, and the remaining two are rare songs, released only on special collections in the past.


The title song was originally recorded for Santa's Swingin' Sack, a 1998 CD compiled by Kevin and Bean, a disc jockey team for Los Angeles rock station KROQ.

Though as of mid-2005, this EP was out of print, the band re-released it for the 2005 holiday season.

Track listing

  1. "Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)" – 5:12
  2. "Plague of Locusts" – 3:18
  3. "Wine, Women, and Song" (demo from Little By Little...) – 3:27
  4. "Pike St./Park Slope" (demo from King James Version) – 4:41
  5. "Jack the Lion" (live at The Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, 21/4/04; original version on Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?) – 5:59

Some copies purchased through the band's website were accompanied by a Christmas card signed by members of the band.


  • Aaron Huffman — Bass guitar
  • Jeff J. Lin — Guitar, xylophone, organ, horn arrangement, piano, mixing
  • Sean Nelson — Vocals, optigan
  • Evan Sult — drums, sleigh bells
  • Ben Gibbard — Backing vocals
  • Anne Marie Ruljancich — Backing vocals
  • Ken Stringfellow - Backing vocals
  • Geoffrey Bergler - Trumpet
  • Neal Bolter - French horn
  • Charles Butler - Trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • David Ritt - Trombone
  • John Goodmanson - Production, mixing, bass guitar
  • Ed Brooks - Mastering
  • Songs

    1Sometimes You Have To Work On Christmas (Sometimes)5:12
    2Plague of Locusts3:19
    3Wine - Women & Song (demo)3:27


    Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes) Wikipedia

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