Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Erin's Christmas Music Picks

I work retail every Christmas season, so I get mighty tired of Christmas songs after only a few days of working. I can appreciate the Frank Sinatra and the Dean Martin Christmas songs, but there is a limit to how much I can listen to them. Here are my picks for your Christmas listening pleasure:

1) The Hotel Cafe Presents: Winter Songs - Various Artists
Cheery, dreamy, and so pretty. An upbeat yet relaxing Christmas mix.

2) Wintersong - Sarah McLachlan
My fave is her cover of River, with a close second being Song for a Winter's Night. Sarah's voice is just so pretty, and I've loved her for a long time.

3) The Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack - Vince Guaraldi Trio
I love this movie a lot, and the soundtrack epitomizes Christmas for me. The kids singing Hark The Herald Angels Sing gives me happy shivers.

4) Let it Snow! - Michael Buble
Lots of Canadiana on this list! I think Michael Buble is a cutie, and his songs have a Rat Pack -esque flavour to them. Only an EP though, so it always leaves me wanting more.

5) Barenaked for the Holidays - Barenaked Ladies
Always upbeat and fun, it makes perfect sense for the BNL to make a Christmas album. And they include Hanukkah songs for our Jewish friends!

Additional Songs I Love (From Other Albums):
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Coldplay
O Come O Come Emmanuel - Sufjan Stevens
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby and David Bowie
I Saw Three Ships - Sting
The Christmas Song - Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
What's This? - The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack

Happy Christmas Listening, Blog World!


lily said...

Barenaked for the Holidays is one of my FAVORITE albums. Nice pick!


Great selections!Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic watched it again last week on TV...still charmed* each time!

fragileheart said...

These are all excellent selections :) I wish I had gone to Canadian tire and redeemed my free Sarah CD now. Damnit!

Ashley D said...

oooo I've been looking for new Christmas music. Thanks for the suggestions. :)

BloodRedRoses said...

I LOVE Sarah! I saw her when she came to Toronto a couple months ago. It was AMAZING. I almost died.