Monday, December 17, 2012

Musical Monday: MA-42 - Happy Christmas Time

I set out to find all of my favorite Christmas songs or versions of them and boil it all down.

This comes pretty close I hope you can enjoy it. Lots of these tracks are available on various albums, such as Ultra-Lounge and God with Us and Joan Baez's Noel. You can't go wrong with them!

In the case of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," I edited together the song from the soundtrack CD with a clip from the TV show.

Here are the songs:

1 - Hark! the Herald Angels Sing The Philadelphia Orchestra
2 - Joy to the World The O.C. Supertones
3 - Exotic Night Martin Denny
4 - Little Drummer Boy Georgia Kelly
5 - Sweet Little Jesus Boy Chris Willis
6 - Happy Birthday Jesus Sparklepop
7 - Cha-Cha All the Way Capitol Studio Orchestra
8 - Carol of the Bells Teja Bell
9 - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Joan Baez
10 - Heaven's Got a Baby Sarah Masen
11 - Away in a Manger The Philadelphia Orchestra
12 - I Need Christmas Erin O'Donnell
13 - We Three Kings Bop Claymation Christmas Celebration
14 - Here Comes Santa Claus Elvis Presley
15 - Jingle Bells Johnny Mercer
16 - Silent Night Twila Paris
17 - Christmas Time Is Here Again The Beatles (VM)
18 - White Christmas The Drifters
19 - Winter Wonderland Fleming and John
20 - Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo Billy May
21 - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Xmas! The Beatmas
22 - You Gotta Get Up Five Iron Frenzy
23 - Hark, the Herald Angels Sing A Charlie Brown Christmas
24 - Christmastime Is Here Seranova
25 - I Wonder as I Wander Joan Baez
26 - Silent Night, Holy Night The Philadelphia Orchestra

It's a deliberately eclectic mix, but the basic idea is --well, celebration! The idea that God loves us enough to become one of us to try and romance us back onto the path to Him! Why, that's worth changing your calendar for!

Now get out there and be joyful!

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