― Merry Christmas! ∙ Thanks to Jorge for telling me about this video (posted below). The first Smashing Pumpkins song I ever owned was this holiday tune, "Christmastime," on a compilation cassette called A Very Special Christmas 3. My parents put it in my stocking in 1997. The compilation also features No Doubt covering a Vandals song, Natalie Merchant (probably the best track on the cassette), Patti Smith, and Salt N Pepa and Snoop Dogg's revision of "Santa Baby." The Smashing Pumpkins [...].