Saturday, December 27, 2008

My favorite Chrismas albums

There are few Christmas albums that make me smile but here are some good ones in no particular order:

Johnny Cash - The Christmas Spirit - it's good for a chuckle, good for a big man with a deep voice to sing these old carols, and his version of christmas songs - gotta listen on vinyl
Sufjan Stevens - Songs for Christmas - from the simple banjos to the big percussion and bells, there is a lot of music here that could blend into your life in December so you can have the holdiays but not go insane..
Roger Whittacker - Christmas album - my sisters and I had whole routines for each song as kids, had all the words memorized, nice dramatic, sweeping 70's big sweetness.
Bing Crosby - White Christmas CD - I love this old way of singing, natural and smoothe and charming, good stuff
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful Christmas -  he reads "the night before Christmas". Full of laughter, good for lots of people over
Low - Christmas - slow and strong and steady, lullabies and some rockin original stuff too.
Aimee Mann - One More Drifter in the Snowbeautiful and depressing, organs and strings and sarcasm with a bit of good cheer. I love her voice

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