Thursday, December 6, 2007

Getting sick of "Holly Jolly Christmas"?

Since I've already posted on both Sufjan Stevens' and Sleeping at Last's Christmas records, you can safely guess that I've got a serious soft spot for holiday tunes...or, in any case, for those that, as NPR highlights, are tolerable.

It's worth pointing out, though, that the
Bowie/Bing duet is, at least, a little bit...uncomfortable. But I suppose that's part of its charm. To their excellent list, I would also add Pedro the Lion/David Bazan's series of Christmas 7", Over the Rhine's pair of holiday LPs, and, of course, the Pogues' immortal "Fairytale of New York." Also, you can never go wrong with A Charlie Brown Christmas, right?

Other suggestions?

UPDATE: Also, Starting Monday,
Danielson and others at Sounds Familyre will be posting one free Christmas song a day on their blog. Sweet!


Anonymous said...

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I love Amy Grant's "A Christmas Album". But since it's in addition to the rest of the one's mentioned, perhaps those redeem my taste...

John G. Potter said...

Well, I just looked it up, and saw that there are no less than four Amy Grant Christmas albums. So, those into that kind of thing should have no shortage come the holidays.