Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sue's Top Christmas Music Picks

I am a self-proclaimed Christmas music aficionado (okay, freak), as those of you who read my blog regularly are already aware. As such, I have decided in my munificence to share my expertise by compiling the following list of:
(1) my favorite Christmas CDs, and 
(2) my favorite "new" Christmas songs and the artists who perform them.
I hope you will check these out for your listening pleasure!

Best CD's (Albums)
1. Amy Grant - A Christmas to Remember
2. Bing Crosby - Merry Christmas
3. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
4. James Taylor - A Christmas Album
5. Amy Grant - Home for Christmas
6. Amy Grant - A Christmas Album
7. The Carpenters - Christmas Collection
8. The Carpenters - A Christmas Portrait
9. Jewel - Joy: A Holiday Collection
10. Barbara Streisand - A Christmas Album
11. Natalie Cole - The Magic of Christmas
12. Celtic Woman - A Christmas Celebration
13. George Winston - December 
14. Frank Sinatra - A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
15. Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gourme - Happy Holidays
16. Kenny G - Miracles, The Holiday Album
17. Johnny Mathis - Merry Christmas
18. Andy Williams - Personal Christmas Collection
19. Wynona - A Classic Christmas
20. Jingles - A Voice Male A Cappella Christmas

"New" Christmas Renditions That Float My Boat
1. Jack Johnson - Someday at Christmas
2. Ben Jelen - River
3. Enya - O Come O Come Emmanuel
4. Hem - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
5. Kenny Loggins - On Christmas Morning
6. Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson - Winter Song
7. The Weepies - All That I Want
8. Zach Gill - Silent Night
9. Ashley Tisdale - Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart
10. Kalai - I Need Thee Every Hour
11. Kalai - Coventry Carol
12. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
13. James Taylor - Home by Another Way
14. Joshua James - Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel
15. Priscilla Ahn - Silent Night
16. Rosie Thomas - Why Can't It Be Christmastime All Year
17. Zee Avi - No Christmas For Me
18. Matt Wertz - What Child Is This?
19. Rosie Thomas - Christmastime Is Here
20. ALO - Christmas Time

For the younger crowd (does a younger crowd even read this blog??), my son loves the Babyface album: Christmas with Babyface.

And don't forget the old standard: Jimmy Durante singing Frosty the Snowman! (Though The Jolly Porter apparently disagrees with me on this one...) 


Natalie said...

Thanks for sharing...I will most definitely be checking out any of these that are new to me.
Oh, and by the way, I too am fond of Jimmy Durante's Frosty! :)

Heather Anderson said...

Are you burning any xmas CDs for us this year??? I think the kids have already made me listen to the one you made for them last year about 100x no joke:)

Sue said...

Sure, I've made a playlist already with some new music/artists. I really like it and will burn you one and send it.


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