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#1 Posted on 25.11.12 1339.05
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So what are your favorites for this time of year? I admit that I'm not a Christmas Music aficionado, so this is also an ask for recommendations. Right now, TSO is the only one in rotation.
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#2 Posted on 25.11.12 1611.33
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1. John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
1a. Kenny Rogers Christmas

Every year since I was a kid. Love them.

(edit per samoflange below) Ooooh, the Bob Dylan one is excellent too. "Must be Santa" is a great song.

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#3 Posted on 25.11.12 1729.33
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I had little exposure to Christmas music before getting married but my favorites have been the Christmas albums by Jewel [1999 Joy] and Bob Dylan [2009 Christmas in the Heart].
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#4 Posted on 25.11.12 2012.26
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My own personal favorites are a couple of Time-Life collections: Country Christmas (The W at Amazon) and Treasury of Christmas.

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#5 Posted on 26.11.12 0910.03
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I do not care for Christmas music. It started as a slight annoyance when I was in grade school and every year seems to get worse and worse until now when I am at the point where it makes me want to rip my ears from my head, screaming and cursing ever being giving the sense of hearing. I'm not sure why, but there you have it. If I had to pick a least offensive album, it would be something by Mannheim Steamroller- harpsichords help.
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#6 Posted on 26.11.12 1021.59
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My favourite Christmas album is Almost A Full Moon by Hawksley Workman. Songs about family and food and warmth and some holiday loneliness and a mighty fine pad of paper.

He re-recorded the album last year and called it Full Moon Eleven and it sounds like someone shot his dog and then ordered him to redo the songs at gunpoint. It is a neat experiment for completists (read: me) but also as inessential as anything ever. The good news is it comes with a copy of the far superior original album.

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#7 Posted on 26.11.12 1200.40
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Over the Rhine - Snow Angels (The W at Amazon)

A MUST HAVE for all your collections.

(edited by Mr Heel II on 26.11.12 1201)

(edited by CRZ on 26.11.12 1339)
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#8 Posted on 26.11.12 1340.34
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A Creole Christmas by various New Orleans artists

1.White Christmas - Allen Toussaint
2.Please Come Home For Christmas - Johnny Adams
3.Jingle Bell Rock - Frankie Ford
4.I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Pete Fountain
5.It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Luther Kent
6.Jingle Bells - Rockin' Dopsie And The Zydeco Twisters
7.Merry Christmas Baby - Doctor John
8.Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - The Dixie Cups
9.The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Op... - Aaron Neville
10.Go Tell It On The Mountain - Go Tell It On The Mountain
11.O Holy Night - Irma Thomas

Available on Amazon and well worth the purchase
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#9 Posted on 26.11.12 1341.53
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I was going to point to the first Over the Rhine holiday album. Over the Rhine - Darkest Night of the Year (The W at Amazon)

A couple of others:
Low - Christmas

Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs

Tori Amos - Midwinter Graces

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#10 Posted on 28.11.12 0014.52
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Christmas with the Rat Pack

Frank and Dean and Sammy sing the classics


1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (2002 - Remaster)
2. Mistletoe and Holly (2002 - Remaster)
3. Christmas Time All Over the World
4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (2002 - Remaster)
5. Silver Bells (2002 - Remaster)
6. The Christmas Waltz (2002 - Remaster)
7. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (2002 - Remaster)
8. Jingle Bells
9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2002 - Remaster)
10. Peace On Earth / Silent Night (Medley) (2002 - Remaster)
11. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (2002 - Remaster)
12. Winter Wonderland (2002 - Remaster)
13. The Christmas Song
14. The First Noel (2002 - Remaster)
15. White Christmas (2002 - Remaster)
16. I'll Be Home for Christmas (If Only in My Dreams) (2002 - Remaster)

Plus it has Marshmallow World from some TV special with Frank and Dean doing it as a duet and breaking up.
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#11 Posted on 28.11.12 2139.10
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    Originally posted by samoflange
    Bob Dylan [2009 Christmas in the Heart].


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#12 Posted on 29.11.12 0920.37
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The Over The Rhine album Mr. Heel mentioned is available for free (legal) download at NoiseTrade (noisetrade.com)
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#13 Posted on 8.12.12 0044.04
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Christmas with the Rat Pack

    Frank and Dean and Sammy sing the classics


    1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (2002 - Remaster)
    2. Mistletoe and Holly (2002 - Remaster)
    3. Christmas Time All Over the World
    4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (2002 - Remaster)
    5. Silver Bells (2002 - Remaster)
    6. The Christmas Waltz (2002 - Remaster)
    7. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (2002 - Remaster)
    8. Jingle Bells
    9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2002 - Remaster)
    10. Peace On Earth / Silent Night (Medley) (2002 - Remaster)
    11. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (2002 - Remaster)
    12. Winter Wonderland (2002 - Remaster)
    13. The Christmas Song
    14. The First Noel (2002 - Remaster)
    15. White Christmas (2002 - Remaster)
    16. I'll Be Home for Christmas (If Only in My Dreams) (2002 - Remaster)

    Plus it has Marshmallow World from some TV special with Frank and Dean doing it as a duet and breaking up.



That's a killer...

Elvis is a must. There's like 17 Elvis Xmas albums. All are good

FLEA


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#14 Posted on 10.12.12 1747.11
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This year I'll be spinning Michael Buble's "Christmas" that he released last year. I hadn't been much exposed to him prior to his appearance on SNL last year, and I was quite impressed.
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