20 November, 2008

Who brings christmas into your home??

I know it is early, but I wanted to hear if anyone has any new favourites!! I have started listening to my Christmas music, and love hearing it after it has been a year since I have heard it. Help me out, what is missing from my Christmas tunes?

These are my old time standby ones here:
The Rat Pack with Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. is another one that we just can't get enough of. Good, great and even better classics in style on this Christmas with the Rat Pack

Oh, Brad Paisley...for that good, true sweet country Christmas....Brad Paisley Christmas it doesn't get any warmer than this, unless you start a fire. Christmas is a time to do country, even if you really don't usually like it that much. ( I love country though...so maybe I am wrong about this!)
Light of the Stable, by Emmylou Harris. This woman can sing, and she does so on this album with others who can also do it really well. This one I just bought this year on itunes, and is on our repeat list along with the rest of the goodies.

Yes, Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas...don't judge me, her voice is amazing and I had never ever noticed it until I heard this album! Even if you seriously never thought you could stand her, try this one (demos, or library....) I am sure you'll be hooked. It is all the talent with none of the gushy, sexy, overdone, stuff....it is pure and incredible.

Additions after my christmas music post from last year:

http://muzick.ru/uploads/posts/1200235053_sufjan_stevens__songs_for_christmas.jpg http://muzick.ru/uploads/posts/1200227271_amy_grant_1993_a_christmas_album.jpg

What do YOU think I need to add this year??? What are some you cannot live without? I know for me when I put these in Christmas starts up, as early as it is....it doesn't matter!! Which albums do that for you? Please share!


Corinne said...

I LOVE that Sufjan Stevens one!!! I did a post on this a couple years ago here

Angel said...

So far it is Veggie Tale's Christmas....makes me want to give myself paper cuts.....okay it isn't that bad, just a sacrifice this mommy makes while driving the mommy mobile.

Trish said...

I LOVE The Mariah Carey Christmas CD--her version of O Holy Night is the best I've heard--I have chills just thinking of it. Some other favorites of mine are Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan, and Peter Kater (a kind of difficult to find piano CD...one I grew up with). I'll have ot check out the Emmylou Harris--I love her but didn't realize she had a Christmas CD.

bethany said...

corinne- yes I love it too!!!

angel- ahhh! You need to get you some of these albums, that WOULD be torture!

Trish- Oh, so cool!!! I always feel somewhat silly telling people how good that album is because she is not someone who I ever listen to besides at Christmas...but it is SO good!!! Yes the O Holy Night is the best song for sure.

Trish said...

Haha--your post inspired me to put on my ipod Christmas mix today. :P I'm totally jamming out at work!! I'm actually listening to "All I Want for Christmas" by Mariah right now. Thanks for spreading some spirit today (even if it is a little early).

Anonymous said...

:-) I had no slue about these :)

I remeber singing so many songs[ carols?] on christmas party - i knew them all by-heart :) And i have forgotten them now :) !!

Time now, to remember :) Christmas is all nostalgic :)

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