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Watch Sufjan Steven’s Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Pageant On Ice

on November 24, 2012, 3:39pm

Santa Sufjan

Santa Sufjan Stevens kicked off his holiday-themed tour, known officially as The Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Pageant On Ice, at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer last night. “I know this is probably some weird psychedelic nightmare for some of you, but this is like a dream come true,” Sufjan said to begin the show.

According to Pitchfork, the setlist comprised both holiday-themed originals and seasonal favorites, the latter of which were chosen by a spinning wheel and then sung in unison by Sufjan, his band, and the audience. Among the songs covered: “Jingle Bells”, “Oh Holy Night”, Auld Lang Syne”, and a pair of songs from Sufjan’s new holiday box set in the form of “Sister Winter” or “Mr. Frosty Man”.

Below, we’ve rounded together various fan footage from last night, including the first 25 minutes in full. You’ll also find the the docket for future Sufjan’s Christmas Sing-A-Longs.

And here’s the wheel in action…

Sufjan Stevens 2012 Tour Dates:
11/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/25 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom
11/26 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
11/27 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
11/28 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford
11/30 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
12/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
12/03 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
12/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
12/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
12/06 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
12/09 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
12/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
12/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
12/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
12/15 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
12/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
12/18 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall
12/19 – Providence, RI @ Fete
12/20 – Boston, MA @ Royale
12/21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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