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.
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:
- Hibernation Day by Jars of Clay
- Baby It’s Cold Outside I have the version with Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel
- A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) by Glasvegas
- Christmas Of Love by Little Isidore & The Inquisitors
- Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney
- All Is Well by Michael W. Smith and sung by by Nathan Wadley of The Boys Choir
- Ave Maria by Jewel
- I Throw My Toys Around by No Doubt for its subversiveness
- You Gotta Get Up (Christmas Song) by Rich Mullins
- Welcome Christmas by the Whos of Whoville
My favorite full holiday albums are:
- Christmas Songs by Jars of Clay
- Christmas by Michael W. Smith
- Joy: A Holiday Collection by Jewel
- A Midwinter Night’s Dream by Loreena McKennit
- 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.