do you hear what i hear?

i come by it honestly,my insatiable appetite for good Christmas music.
like my mother before me(and still) i start the turntable early on,the
day after thanksgiving and play it non-stop until right after the new year.

here is a partial list of some of my old & new favs,
in random mode:

a charlie brown Christmas/vince guaraldi trio
songs from white Christmas/rosemary clooney
it's Christmas time/elvis presley
the andy williams Christmas album
my holiday/mindy smith
Christmas island/leon redbone
the nutcracker suite/london festival orchestra
snow angels/over the rhine
one more drifter in the snow/aimee mann
the dawn of grace/sixpence none the richer
Christmas means love/joan osborne
Christmas/chris isaak
we three kings/the roches
the last month of the year/the kingston trio
at Christmas/jt
pretty paper/willie nelson
holiday songs & lullabies/shawn colvin
Christmas with dino/dean martin
mistletoe & wine/mediaeval baebes
december/chris botti
Christmas caravan/squirrel nut zippers
wintersong/sarah mclachlan
light of the stable/emmy lou harris
barenaked for the holidays/bnl
a swinging Christmas/ella fitzgerald
ultimate Christmas/the beach boys
a Christmas album/babs streisand
the Christmas song/nat king cole
merry Christmas/johnny mathis
Christmas album/herb alpert
Christmas with mario lanza
a stack of "various artists" cds

it would be fun if you would leave a comment with some of your favorites!!!!


Deryn Mentock said...

That Charlie Brown Christmas is right at the top of my list along with Sarah McLachlan's Wintersong. Love Christmas music!

JUST ME said...


My favorite for the last couple years is BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE! which to be honest, I can hear the ice/snow/rain hitting my window right now as we are under a big winter storm warning until 4:00 a.m. here in Illinois. WHOOOPPEEEE!

Peace to you girlie.



Kelly said...

i just downloaded one of alligator records christmas albums at amazon. it is blues and it is great. it certainly doesn't contain ANY of the standard classics but i was looking for something a little more upbeat and fun for a party and it was perfect. happy christmas!

Erika Tysse said...

ok, so most of those are already in my collection however, knowing that you are a Hem fan, surprised to see you don't have one of their songs on your list - or did I miss it? they are wonderful! There are a few I don't have so will use some spare time to check those out today! thanks!

mary boyer said...

my very favorite is MERRY CHRISTMAS by Johnny Mathis, and I absolutely love all the WINTER'S SOLTICE compilations put out by Windham Hill - the most special of songs to me on IV, DONA NOBIS PACEM by Michael Manring.

Peace & Love, Denise!!!
xoxo Mary

Lisa Cook said...

I think you will like this collection that I discovered this year.

Thinking of you this holiday season!