The Goose Is Getting Fat

Hull & Larson: the goose is getting fat
The Goose Is Getting Fat · Dakota Dave Hull & Kari Larson
November, 2000 · Arabica Records #CF-05



Dakota Dave Hull: guitar, Weissenbourn;
Kari Larson: guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin, mandocello, ukulele

“Dakota Dave Hull and Kari Larson have created an airy celebration of strings and wood that provides relief from canine choruses of “Jingle Bells” and holiday Muzak. They intersperse gems from Finland, Ireland, and Italy with more familiar titles, and the sounds they create on ukulele, mandolin, and archtop, flattop, Weissenborn, tenor, National, and piccolo guitars range from intimate and reverential to swingy and playful. The darkly whimsical “Christmas Is Coming” is a made-to-order sequel to ‘The Nightmare before Christmas.’ (Arabica)” —Ben Elder, Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Hull & Larson Bio


  1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  2. Joy to the World/Deck the Halls
  3. What Child Is This?
  4. The Chipmunk Song
  5. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  6. Jingle Bells
  7. Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle
  8. Up On A Housetop
  9. Good King Wenceslas/Coventry Carol/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  10. Angels We Have Heard On High
  11. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  12. Away In a Manger/Silent Night
  13. Frost and Fire
  14. We Three Kings
  15. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  16. All Through the Night
  17. Jolly Old St. Nick
  18. Heinilla Harkien Kaukalon
  19. Rudolf/Frosty
  20. O Holy Night
  21. Christmas Is Coming
  22. O Come, O Come Emmanuel