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Tis the season. Im sure everyone has their favorites.

Im not sure of anything BN so far, but I would love to hear what you all are listening to this season.

Some of my favs, All of the Take 6 LP's, James Taylor, excellent charts and great pianist on this one..Tony Bennett of course, the GRP Christmas LP's, think those came out in the 90's, Grusins label. The Wynton LP that came out a few years ago. Alvin & the Chipmunks, with my niece...of course...

Also have Arron Nevel but havent pulled that in awhile..And goes without saying, Vince Guaraldi.

 

But I am in need of a few suggestions for something new, so if theres anyone out there with some, lay them on me.

Thanks.

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I think I have 5:

 

a Deutch Gramaphon recording of the Christmas liturgy (Gregorian chants)

On Yoolis Night by Anonymous 4

The two Excelsis CDs that Projekt (an indie label specializing in goth bands) put out back in the '90s.

Wintersong by Sarah Mclachlan

 

that last one's probably my fave of the bunch, but I listen to the others at least once each during the season.

 

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Mel Torme wrote, I belive it was, The Christmas Song a.k.a. Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire.

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas and George Winston December are staples.

 

An Oscar Peterson Christmas I'm sure would be appreciated by many here.

 

Our family also enjoys most all of Amy Grant's Christmas CD's (she has several).

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"Christmas Island" by Leon Redbone is a great alternative old-timey album. "If On A Winter Night" by Sting is an unusual selection of songs. There is also a trilogy of Christmas albums by Trans-Siberian Orchestra that is available as a box set with a bonus DVD. And "Christmas Songs" by Diana Krall is a good contemporary jazz album.
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I forgot to mention an oldie..Quincy Jones did the Messiah, quite a few years ago, early 90's I think. Still have it, great.

 

Thanks for the Sting and Oscar rec's.

 

I still have the LP's A Jimmy Smith Christmas and a Ramsey Lewis one too. Very old LP's.

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My girlfriend just dropped $30 on new (to her) Christmas and holiday LPs at the Philadelphia Record Exchange this past weekend.

 

My go-to's:

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Mannheim Steamroller's first 2 Christmas albums

Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas stuff. Saw them the last two years in concert and it's just an amazing show.

What If Mozart Wrote "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Hampton String Quartet

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We always spend the holidays with Nat, Joe Williams, Frank and Tony. One of my favorites of the last few years was

LeeAnn Womack-The Season for Romance

I didn't play a note on this one. It's a fine bit of work by Rob Mounsey worth hearing.

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I have a few compilation CD's I like. My favorite is "Croon and Swoon: A Classic Christmas".

 

1) Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

2) Lena Horne - Let it Snow

3) Johnny Mathis - Winter Wonderland

4) Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride

5) Andy Williams - Most Wonderful Time of the Year

6) Perry Como - There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays

7) Angela Lansbury - We Need a Little Christmas (don't really like that one)

8) Bing Crosby - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

9) Gene Autry - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

10) Doris Day - Here Come's Santa Claus

11) Tony Bennett - My Favorite Things

12) Judy Garland - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

13) Ray Conniff - Silver Bells

14) Mabel Mercer - 12 days of Christmas (Don't care for that one either)

15) Gene Autry - Frosty the Snowman

16) Peggy Lee - the Christmas Waltz

17) Perry Como - I'll Be Home for Christmas

18) Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas

 

My second favorite compilation is a Christmas Swing CD....I'll spare you the details, but you get the idea.

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By Far , my favourite Christmas album ever, happens to be a DVD movie from 1989 called "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation" :).

 

It's one of the funniest movies ever made to this day (with Chevy Chase the greatest), and packed with glorious versions of Christmas songs - very entertaining :D.

 

Clarks pool scene >

 

Clark finally gets the lights working > http://youtu.be/0ar-__ub0rc

 

Clark opens his "Christmas Bonus" :D >

I've got the DVD since 89, and watched it about 25 times :).

 

Brett

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7) Angela Lansbury - We Need a Little Christmas

 

I didn't know she sang. Hmmm...

 

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I have a Brubeck Christmas album that is nice, and of course the Charlie Brown Christmas album.

My wife has a compilation of all the Bing Crosby era version.

 

My other less widely heard favorites are:

Jon Anderson - Three Ships

Rick Wakeman - Christmas Variations

 

And one by a pianist named Herb Avery called "New Age Noel" which is actually my favorite. It is solo piano. Some more or less traditional arrangements, but mostly sort of new agey improvisational arrangements. Really well done!

 

I just found out Kitaro has a Christmas album so I'm going to check it out too.

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I have a whole Christmas Album (acoustic jazz) ready to be recorded, but nobody seems interested in it.

 

Do not let that stop you. Record the album and force it on your friends as a present. It will wind up in places you never dreamed of (not all good of course). My Christmas album turns up everywhere.... I have a friend who's kids listen to it year round.

 

Here's a sample: O Little Town Of Bethlehem

 

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You can't beat a bit of JB at Christmas!

 

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http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-James-Brown-Christmas/dp/B0041TM4AU

 

And continuing the soulful/funky vein, albeit with a broad range of experimental instruments this album has a few foot-tappers:

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Very-Ping-Pong-Christmas-Treats/dp/B000W1V3Q2

 

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7) Angela Lansbury - We Need a Little Christmas

 

I didn't know she sang. Hmmm...

 

 

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