Saturday, December 11, 2010
:::Christmas Music Recommendations:::
Christmas with Roger Whittaker
Roger Whittaker has such a rich and deep voice. "Darcy the Dragon" was my favorite Christmas song as a child. I also love "Momma Marie," "Hallelujah, It's Christmas," and "Christmas is Here Again." I'm going to warn you that if you download the whole album, skip "The Governor's Dream." It's fuh-rea-ky. Scared the jingle bells out of me when I was little.
The Christmas Gig
Um, the Target Christmas Album rocks the block, and is completely free to download or listen to. My favorites are "Electronic Santa" by Blazer Force," "10,000 Watts" by Crystal Antlers, and "Toy Jackpot" by Blackalicious. You've heard all three of these songs on Target's very fun Christmas commercials.
We Three Kings
Love The Roches We Three Kings album. Download the whole album because you get 24 songs for $11.99, but don't add "Frosty the Snowman" or "Winter Wonderland" to your playlist. They sing both songs in these weird Laverne and Shirley accents that I don't get. However, their rendition of "Good King Wenceslas" is very cool and 70s groovy.
Songs for Christmas
Of course, Sufjan Stevens. "Lo How a Rose E're Blooming" is one of my favorite carols, and his pared down version is powerful yet sweet, almost like a lullaby. I also love his versions of "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella", and "Once in Royal David's City." You can listen to the album for free on his label's website, or you can pay cash money for it on iTunes.