Overlooked Christmas Music Recommendations

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BiffJackson, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Binni

    Binni Forum Resident

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    Still not on Spotify. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    The Payola$, Christmas is Coming:



    ... which can be found on the CD The Edge of Christmas displayed in the video. It also features Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses and 2000 Miles by the Pretenders, so you know you have to have it ...
     
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  3. Charlie Z.

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    Khruangbin - Christmas Time is Here


    Not a new song, of course, but a cool spin on a classic.
     
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  5. Obtuse1

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    Almost forgot this great comp: "In The Christmas Groove":

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    It's worth it for this track alone:

     
  6. TheIncredibleHoke

    TheIncredibleHoke Dachshund Dog Dad

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    Was about to post this, but thought I should check to see if someone already did. This one means so much to me. Cheers!
     
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  7. Binni

    Binni Forum Resident

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    I have a soft spot for this one:

    Smashing Pumpkins - Christmas Time (1997)
     
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  8. Rockford & Roll

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    Tremendous pick and that's my favorite song on the album! Always gives me goose bumps.
     
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  9. Rockford & Roll

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    Somebody else posted another great version of this song. One of my favorite hymns. This is a nice version by Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison. It appears on an earlier Christmas EP and a full on fleshed out Christmas album - Happy Holidays.

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    Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison | In The Bleak Midwinter

     
  10. Doghouse Riley

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    Me, playing the "Christmas Song," using some jazz chords on my leccy piano.

    It wind my wife up a bit if I start playing it in September.

    Box
     
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  11. Binni

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    Excellent tip. Thanks!
     
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  12. Chazzbo13

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    Just picked this one up at a thrift shop...great track selection...
     
  13. BiffJackson

    BiffJackson Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I really appreciate all the responses, and I hope suggestions will continue to come in.

    For instance, for years now, I've appreciated this acoustic album by Vermont guitarist, Ed Gerhard.

     
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  14. Bryan Harris

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    Very excited to learn that there's another Ramsey Lewis Trio Christmas album! Thank you!
     
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  15. Bryan Harris

    Bryan Harris Hipster Doofus

    Joel Paterson's Hi-Fi Christmas Guitar from 2018 is an outstanding collection of instrumental takes on standards. Very relaxing!

     
  16. Dillydipper

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    His "Linus & Lucy" is excellent as well.
     
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  17. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Hey, somebody left the Christmas music thread open...we're gonna be here 'til Easter! Oh well...


    This is about 90% as good as Rob Mathes' earlier recording, only found on Rhino
    Records 1995 comp Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas )that includes
    The Roches, Dr. John and Nicolette Larson...which, in itself, was a little Christmas
    miracle). He's a great composer/producer/performer working in the "spiritual
    pop" circles. Hearing it the first time literally stunned me. This version is what
    you get when you've had a couple decades to re-assess your first performance.
     
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  18. jmobrien68

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    I was shuffling Holiday songs on apple music and a song from this album came up. It inspired me to grab the CD off the shelf and give it a listen... went for it and it wasn't there. Thought to myself, "oh... I must have it on vinyl then", and went to grab it from my collection... and it wasn't there. For all the people in my life who say "Oh, you have every Christmas album ever made", i find it so funny when at least once a season, I realize there is a classic out there that I just don't have yet. Anyway, I ordered the CD on friday and will be keeping my eye out for the vinyl as I'm digging throughout the season.
     
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  19. BiffJackson

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    This is a lovely song from Mindy Smith's overlooked Christmas album, My Holiday.

     
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  20. BiffJackson

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    It's not even Thanksgiving yet...and we're ALREADY out of suggestions? :)
     
  21. papatwo

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  22. clhboa

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    Rosie Flores-"Christmasville" One of my favorite albums by the alt-Country singer. Out of print and pricey on Amazon...

     
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  24. HairyWeimer

    HairyWeimer I can resist anything but temptation.

    GRP Christmas Collection Vols 1-3 - Play them every year...
     
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  25. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Haven't heard the Mavericks' album yet. (Been meaning to though.) I really loved Raul Malo's solo Christmas album from a few years earlier...

     
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