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...) 

3 comments:

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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