All CATEGORIES
☰ Menu
The HeldenFiles Online

Music In My Head

By admin Published: December 3, 2010

I've been thinking about holiday recordings from the past decade, looking for alternatives to the same-old same-old. (The top song on Billboard's holiday chart right now is Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You," from '94. Second is Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," from '58.) Your recommendations for not-so-oldie-but-goodies are welcome in the comment section below. Some of the things I have in my head right now include:

A surprisingly appealing bit of Taylor Swiftness from 2007:

Ledisi, "Be There for Christmas," from 2008:

Sting, "Soul Cake" from 2009:

Pretty much anything from Blind Boys of Alabama, including this 2003 cut:

And more besides. Check out Deana Carter's "Father Christmas" CD (2001), with her guitarist dad, Fred, who passed away this year; "The McGarrigle Christmas Hour" (2005) -- another loss, Kate dying last January. And I expect to be posting more between now and Dec. 25. (I've been putting up links to sundry tunes on Facebook.)

Print
Add This
The HeldenFiles Online Archives

SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS

OHIO.COM VIDEOS

Blogs:

Heldenfels' mailbag

Prev Next

INFORMATIONAL PAGES