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December 21, 2007

I’m picky about Christmas music, but I’m ready for something new. Post your recommendations here!

For your listening pleasure, Barkis and I recommend these: Barkis the Rein-dog

We Three Kings by The Roches has the single best rendition of “Deck the Halls” ever recorded.

Home for the Holidays by Stephanie Davis is smooth, beautiful and heartfelt.

Proceeds from A New Orleans Christmas (various artists) will benefit Habitat for Humanity in the Big Easy.

It’s not really Christmas without a Darlene Love album on the stereo.

A Christmas Celebration with Celtic Woman is haunting and relaxing, depending on the track.

Turn these up LOUD and dash around the house, getting the presents wrapped: Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas Song and The Christmas Trilogy by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

And…drumroll…the all-time best Christmas album ever: The Jethro Tull Christmas Album.

  • Oops, I was at your house when you posted this, but better late than never: Trans Siberian Orchestra; no brainer. Anything by them is a masterpiece, but if you only have time for one song, Wizards in Winter was MADE for dancing (and biting, if you’re Barkis).

  • I don’t listen to Christmas music much actually. The boy loves it. He has a loop of A Charlie Brown Christmas, James Taylor’s Christmas CD and Sarah McLachlan’s.

  • Well, it’s still not too late either to listen or view the St. Olaf Christmas Festival on public television and radio. These 600 college students and their conductors give an amazing performance! I hope you’ll be able to tune in; if not, CDs and DVDs available at the St. Olaf website.

  • I love sitting at my desk listening to Christmas music while I work. My favorite of all time is the funky Barenaked Ladies/Sarah McLaughlin song “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and then Sarah’s “Wintersong” Album. For a cold dark rainy afternoon Handel’s Messiah works well and for making cookies and cleaning for guests I love James Taylor’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” Happy Holidays and thank you for the amazing reading! My three year old daughter loves Countdown Kids – 60 Christmas Carols for Kids!

  • Masters of Harmony do a great barbershop CD called Caroling! Caroling

    I vote for “A New Orleans Christmas” from your list. Not only joyous foot tapping…exercise those muscles and burn off those chocolate calories…., but also the great perk of helping Habitat rebuild N.O.

    THANKS Susan! :o))))

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