So "A Band In Seattle Christmas" is out there for you to be had so that you needn't have those regrets 30 years from now. There's the digital record, obviously, but "A Band In Seattle" has also released a DVD featuring the 21 performances--mostly originals--from the Christmas special. Most were shot in front of a green screen with holiday images projected in later, but that gives it a kind of throwback cheesiness that appeals to me. And, if you haven't tired of limited edition Christmas vinyl, there's a package that includes a collectors grade 180 gram vinyl 12" single of the Staxx Brothers' "Slow Jams For Christmas" and an earlier recording of theirs "Cornrows For Christmas".
Not every song is going to appeal to every listener, but some of this stuff is really good and ought to be saved, lest it be forgotten. I like Whitney Monge, up top, who reminds me a bit of Tracy Chapman. And here's one a lot of other folks spoke highly of this year, The Furniture Girls with "Yule Tide".
And making the point further, here is a song from those old cable shows I used to watch in New Jersey. It was called "Meadowlands Showcase" and this 1988 video from Hungry Dutchmen, "Lookin' For Santa", is one of the few that was released on CD.