|Released 5 November 1980|
Label Cheapskate Records
Release date 5 November 1980
|Format 7" Single|
|Writer(s) Noddy Holder; Jim Lea; Bobby Marchan Jimmy Kennedy|
Similar Six of the Best, Merry Xmas Everybod, Slade Smashes!, Slades Greats, B‑Sides
"Xmas Ear Bender" is rock band Slade's third extended play (EP) from 1980. The three tracks that appeared on the album included Merry Xmas Everybody, a cover of Okey Cokey as well as Get Down and Get With It. The first and last tracks were recorded at the 1980 Reading Festival ("Merry Xmas Everybody" being a short crowd singalong rather than a full performance), while "Okey Cokey" was the previously-released studio version with crowd noise added to the intro and outro to fit in with the other tracks. The EP peaked at #70 in the UK and stayed in the charts for two weeks. This was the last release before Slade's true comeback single "We'll Bring the House Down".
The EP was later included in its entirety on Slade Alive! – The Live Anthology.
- "Merry Xmas Everybody" (with The Reading Choir) (Holder/Lea)
- "Okey Cokey" (Jimmy Kennedy)
- "Get Down and Get With It" (Bobby Marchan)