Friday, December 4, 2009

Taking time to listen

Every Christmas I find myself extremely tired of the songs they are playing on the radio long before we are ripping into our presents. So, I spend countless hours (well, maybe not hours but it seems like it) searching Itunes for a different mix of Christmas music. Last year I had a mix that I made but tired of it too quickly this year so I have made another mix for 2009. Unfortunately I have yet to get an Ipod. It has been on my wish this since the very first one made an appearance.

So, at this point I do it the old fashioned way and burn CD after CD until I get just the right mix and even then I find myself reorganizing, adding new music and burning a new one; however, if you are fortunate enough to actually own one of these music transporting wonders then you might just want to add some of these songs to your Christmas Playlist....

1. Winter Song---Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson
2. All That I Want---The Weepies
3. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)---Death Cab for Cutie
4. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear---Sixpence None the Richer
5. In The Bleak Midwinter---Sarah Mclachlan
6. Christmas Song---Dave Matthews
7. Christmastime---Smashing Pumpkins
8. Fairytale in New York---Kristy McColl and the Pogues
9. Baby, It's Cold Outside-- Dean Martin **Note: there are so many versions of this song but
none compares to this one--this is the one off of the Album "Christmas with Dino" 2006..this is important because there is one that he sings with a choir of women who answer back....definitely don't want this one confused with that one...
10. I Want You For Christmas---Big Band Christmas (this is an old big band song NOT to be
confused with All I want for christmas by Mariah Carey!)
11. River---Sarah Mclachlan
12. Christmas for Two---Sixpence None the Richer
13. A Great Big Sled---the Killers
14. Oiche Chuin---Enya
15. Wintersong---Sarah McLachlan
16. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas---Kermit

Okay, so there it is....hope it helps provide a bit of variety to your Christmas listening experience.

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JackthePirate said...

Thanks to you I can now enjoy The Killers and at the same time listen to "Christmas Music".

I had no idea before today...

luke and pamela said...

this is a great list! my husband and i were hoping to create a mix for this holiday as well, and these are some great suggestions!

Sarah said...

thanks for the list! I love it. Hope you enjoyed the snow today. I just commented on Brite's blog that y'all had more snow than us!