Chris wanted to know what I liked to listen to for Christmas. I really should have thought of doing a Christmas post earlier... It really is a great idea, and now I'm excited.
I don't know entirely what all I should put up. Our family has a huge stack of Christmas cds we get out each year, and I could go and grab them all and list them out for you since I don't have all of them on my computer.That sounds like a lot of work though, so I'll just say what I have personally been listening to. And what has to come first is this:
I LOVE the Charlie Brown Christmas album, and I always listen to it a whole bunch each year. The Charlie Brown Christmas movie is one of those movies I think everyone should have seen, 'cause it's that good.
This year I've actually been trying to find some new stuff to listen to as well, cause a lot of the CDs we have are starting to get a little boring to me, because we listen to them every year non-stop, so I really wanted to add something new to the mix of stuff. So I went and got Sufjan Stevens' Christmas collection. Sufjan has released 5 small collections of Christmas music, 42 songs overall, and I have really been liking most of it. I like Sufjans' stuff to begin with though, so being able to listen to him throughout the Christmas season is really awesome.
He does a whole bunch of the normal Christmas songs, and he also has some of his own original songs for the Christmas season, so it's been a lot of fun listening to him. While listening to some of his Christmas stuff on Youtube, I decided to start looking to see if other artists I liked did any Christmas stuff, and like the Radiohead addict that I am, I decided to see if Radiohead had done anything for Christmas. Sure enough, they did do something, but it wasn't really anything official, it was just them having a bit of fun, so I won't post it, but you can look it up if you really want. In the suggestions box for that however, I found that A Fine Frenzy has some Christmas stuff.
Some other songs that I've been listening to for years are Jack Johnson's version of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, and David Bowie and Bing Crosby's duet Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth
I really like that version. It's just so happy and chill sounding, like Jack Johnson always makes things sound. The little bit he added to it was really good too, about Rudolph not accepting their praise because they had teased him before.
I couldn't believe that David Bowie and Bing Crosby did a duet when I first heard it. It's been one of my favorite Christmas songs for a while now.
I hope that helped you a little bit Chris. Now I really want to find some more Christmas music.... I would definitely recommend Sufjan Stevens' Christmas stuff, it's really awesome in my opinion.
This is also another good time for me to ask if anyone else has any favorite Christmas songs other than the stuff played on the radio all the time.