Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fa-La-La-La-La, La-La-La-La

I love Christmas music, big-time.  I could listen to it year-round, but I think it would drive Lee bonkers.  So the minute Thanksgiving is over, the music I play in the house every day switches from my favorite online radio station (Campfire Radio) to my collection of Yuletide songs on iTunes.  For the past 4 years, I've created a Christmas soundtrack to give out as gifts.  Each year I try and create a varied mix of old standards and new songs by a wide range of musicians -- from Peggy Lee to Ole Blue Eyes to  Sarah McLachlan.  

In 2007, I stumbled upon a Christmas album by Mindy Smith.  If you love Christmas music too, I highly recommend this album.  There are 6 new songs that Mindy wrote, all of which I love, and standards like Silver Bells and Away in a Manger. 

What are your favorite Christmas tunes?  Two of my favs are Someday at Christmas by Stevie Wonder  and Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel (any version).


Jen said...

I'll always be a Transiberian Orchestra fan. I rotate the two cd's I have of theirs all month long :) Franz is not a fan.

Tammy said...

I love Christmas music too.. However, because my bday is in Dec (12/1)... I can never do the Christmas thing till after my bday! ha ha Then I can get into it. I know funny, huh?
Ok so my newest christmas song is the one with Mary J Blige and Andrea Bocelli. Have you heard it? Beautiful.... If you like I can send it to ya!