Christmas Carols

'Tis the season to fill your ear with Christmas favorites. (Jeff says we can't listen to Christmas Carols until December 1, but I'm starting early!)

Go-to faves include:
Maybe This Christmas (Tree, Too) Compilations… Lots of favorites from fave Indie-rockers, but I love The Raveonettes version of 'The Christmas Song.'

Sufjan Steven's Songs for Christmas… Beautiful renditions of many new and old favorites. (Who knew the banjo would be the perfect accompanist to 'The First Noel?')

O.C's Mix 3: Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah... Low's 'Just Like Christmas' is brilliant!

Though, I'm sure for many of you this is old news... that's why I've got some new news for y-o-u!

One of my favorite music blogs, It‘s Hard to Find a Friend, created a fabulous compilation of more holiday gems by some amazing musicians. Contributors include: Great Lake Swimmers, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsen, Chris Walla, Via Audio, and Rosie Thomas, just to name a few.

The album is only $7.00, and all proceeds go to Toys for Tots.

Order here .

Thinking any of these tunes will create a wonderful Christmas soundtrack for your holidays!


100 Percent Cottam said...

anyone who is a fan of the sufjan christmas collection can recommend music to me all day long. it's my absolute FAVORITE and is bound to be the family classic MY kids grew up on, much like i grew up on the carpenters christmas & john denver & the muppets. i'm all over your other recommendations - thanks! :)

ali said...

I never thought I would live to see the day where anything OC was posted on your blog. I couldn't be more proud! :)