I ran this post last year, but they’re pretty much still my favorites.
While I enjoy the classics as much as the next person, most of my favorite Christmas tunes are a little less traditional. They get air time beginning at Thanksgiving (though this year, I fudged a little) and I enjoy them into the new year.
A Christmas Playlist
Little Town by Over the Rhine :: I once saw their Christmas concert in a lovely old theater in Cincinnati. Bill Mallonee opened and I got to chat with him afterwards. Karin Bergquist’s voice was amazing. I went with two dear friends and wore a sparkly sweater. It was pretty perfect.
Peace, Peace by Sara Groves :: Her holiday album is so great.
Eternal Gifts by Leigh Nash :: Oh, I could sing these lyrics all year long. So very true.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Sufjan Stevens :: Hubs groans when I play his holiday stuff and mispronounces his name on purpose but I’m a fan.
Angels We Have Heard on High by Chris Tomlin :: Bun’s favorite. Besides Joy to the World.
Joy to the World by Citizens :: A new find. Toe-tapping fun. Bun’s other favorite.
O Holy Night by Shawn McDonald :: The lyrics are my favorite ever.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan :: I know, it’s old. But still a fav.
- For reading by the fire: Celtic Christmas Pandora station
- For cooking in the kitchen: Bing Crosby Pandora Station
What are your favorite holiday tunes?
And, congratulations to Jessica for winning the Lindsay Letters O Holy Night art print giveaway! 🙂