Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas music

Our 2007 Playlist
  • Christmas Songs (Jars of Clay) These guys get everything right! In addition to well-rendering old favorites like "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem," they revive obscure titles like "In the Bleak Midwinter." They also make some novel additions to the seasonal arsenal with the delightfully retro-sounding, "Hibernation Day," (think Bing Crosby) and the celebratory, "Peace is Here."
  • Songs for Christmas (Sufjan Stevens) The quirky Brooklyn artist should be thrilled to know that small children are not only singing along with his self-proclaiming "singalong" album, but also dancing.
  • Let It Snow Baby...Let It Reindeer (RelientK) The chorus to their punk-version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" cracks me up:
Whats a partridge? And whats a pear tree?
I don't know so please don't ask me
But I can bet those are terrible gifts to get.

6 comments:

Ornery's Wife said...

Ooh. I got the Relient K album, downloaded it to my iPod and sent it to Ryan. I also got two of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra CD's also awesome additions to the play list. I'll have to check out the first one. Sounds good!
TM

Joyface said...

Hmm, I actually purchased the Jars of Clay CD last week.

Liz said...

Nice choices. I would also heartily recommend Mariah Carey's Christmas CD.

Mr. Miller said...

The Jars album is quality. You can sample four of the tunes here.

Chris said...

I can picture your apartment cozy and warm, smells of Christmas baking wafting from the oven, filled with all that glorious music, and "Jim and Della" loving each other!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the Jars recommendation...I checked it out on iTunes and ended up buying it. I also recommend Sarah McLachan's Wintersong...