The sound of good tidings

A sampling of seasonal tunes.

Are you listening to Christmas music more or less constantly in order to get the most out of this wonderful season? Maybe you even need some reinforcements to your usual line-up by now. I’m here to help.

For a constant stream of Mormon Christmas music, go here. For classical and modern Scandinavian Christmas music (and lots of other really good Christmas fun), see the sidebar at Scandinavian Christmas.

Two years ago, I tried to make a Christmas mix cd for a friend and it turned into a 5-cd set. This year, I have my mix on and here is the playlist I’m currently keeping in the car: from the over-the-top, big band sound of the Glee cast to the quiet, introspective Chris Rice and the entire roller-coaster in between. Enjoy.

Merry Christmas!

We Need a Little Christmas – Glee cast
Sleigh Ride – KT Tunstall
Mele Kalikimaka – Chris Isaak
Snow Globe – Matt Wertz
Winter Wonderland – Kate Havnevik
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Sissel (w/ Northern Lights)
We Three Kings – Straight No Chaser
Away in a Manger – Emmylou Harris
Zion’s Daughter – Boney M.
Christmas Chopsticks (live) – Voice Male
The Christmas Song – Mindy Gledhill
O Little Town of Bethlehem – Jewel
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus – Fernando Ortega
Brightest Star – Chris Isaak
Donde Esta Santa Claus? – Guster
The 12 Days of Christmas – Straight No Chaser
Winter Skin – Jars of Clay
In the Morning – Jack Johnson
Peace on Earth – Chris Rice

New and/or noteworthy discs:

Perfect for bedtime

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