As the song goes, it’s coming on Christmas and in the spirit I am listening to lots of Christmas music. There’s the standard stuff like White Christmas (I actually like the song but adore the movie) and We Need a Little Christmas (never truer than 2020 amIright?) but then there are others that are less traditional like Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes or Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and literally everything by Darlene Love. In any case, today I’m sharing 3 I really love that you may not know in the hopes that you’ll find something new to enjoy this season.
- The Oh Hellos Family Christmas Album. It’s only 4 songs and each is a different movement . . . really a combination of traditional songs with a new twist. Mvmt IV is my favorite in case you are wondering.
- Annalise Emerick’s song This Love Won’t Break Your Heart from the album Starry-Eyed. It’s more of a New Year’s Eve song but I’ve never believed we should wait until December 31st to listen to Auld Lang Syne. (Speaking of Auld Lang Syne, Old Crow Medicine Show has a great version of it that was recorded live at the Ryman Auditorium.)
- All The I Want for Christmas by The Rescues. Please do not confuse this with the Mariah Carey song All I Want for Christmas Is You. Not that there’s anything wrong with that one, I hear it’s a particular favorite of Jackie’s right now. But this one is soft and lovely and I first heard it many years ago on Grey’s Anatomy.
What are your favorite holiday songs? Tell me so I can find something new! And if you wrote a post for today don’t forget to include your link below.