Radvent: (Holiday) Music

Music Radvent 17 by Princess Lasertron

I’m sitting on a fear-busting Radvent entry but Princess Lasertron is nice enough to give me a cop-out with this Music post.

Music Radvent 17 by Princess Lasertron

Graphic re-blogged with permission from Princess Lasertron.

I actually just made a Christmas mix for my friend. It is so much quicker to do this in iTunes than it was when I grew up.

In 1984 I got my first recordable cassette tape player and my brother and I had a blast dubbing the radio and then making mixed tapes together. Before then we used his 2-way radio linked to a frequency on his transistor radio to tape our own radio shows (LOTS of squeaky feedback, it was fun!).

In 1990 we graduated to a full stereo system for Christmas. Now we could blend songs from tapes, records and CDs onto a tape. It took me days to pull playlists together and figure out the best order so the compilation would sound even. “Re-“collecting those compilations in CD/MP3 format is not as easy as it seems.

Currently my favorite Christmas songs are:

  1. Hibernation Day by Jars of Clay
  2. Baby It’s Cold Outside I have the version with Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel
  3. A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) by Glasvegas
  4. Christmas Of Love by Little Isidore & The Inquisitors
  5. Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney
  6. All Is Well by Michael W. Smith and sung by by Nathan Wadley of The Boys Choir
  7. Ave Maria by Jewel
  8. I Throw My Toys Around by No Doubt for its subversiveness
  9. You Gotta Get Up (Christmas Song) by Rich Mullins
  10. Welcome Christmas by the Whos of Whoville

My favorite full holiday albums are:

  1. Christmas Songs by Jars of Clay
  2. Christmas by Michael W. Smith
  3. Joy: A Holiday Collection by Jewel
  4. A Midwinter Night’s Dream by Loreena McKennit
  5. Elf: Music From The Motion Picture by various artists

What is your favorite Christmas song? Do you have a song that sums up your year? I shared mine last week.

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