Monday, November 19, 2012

winter holiday playlist

despite my pleas for holding off on winter holiday music until after thanksgiving, we are diving in, full steam ahead.  diana has started to practice her christmas piano selections, and we've been watching and singing along with the soundtrack of the muppet christmas carol for over a week now.  tchaikovsky's nutcracker is also running, in its entirety, through our minds.

for the past couple of years we have assembled some of our favorite winter holiday musical selections into cds.  i've listed below what we've enjoyed hearing and singing along to.

i saw three ships (instrumental) - lorie line and her pop chamber orchestra

christmas is coming - john denver and the muppets

it came upon a midnight clear - mercy me

little town - amy grant

christmastime is here - vince guaraldi trio

gloria - mercy me

coventry carol - the all-saints ensemble

for unto us a child is born - handel

the friendly beasts (instrumental) - lorie line and her pop chamber orchestra

white is in the winter night - enya

it feels like christmas - the muppet christmas carol

soul cake - sting

thankful heart  - the muppet christmas carol

trains and winter rains - enya

o tannenbaum - vince guaraldi trio

have yourself a merry little christmas  - john denver and the muppets
sleigh ride - amy ride

walking in a winter wonderland

the holly and the ivy

deck the halls - nat king cole

here we come a wassailing - king's singers

the twelve days of christmas - john denver and the muppets


i think that i'll need to add "walking in the air" from the snowman to that list.  i sang it as part of the woodland chamber singers' holiday concert last year and really liked it.  after hearing it performed by chloe agnew (celtic woman), i was mesmerized.

ander also likes "good king wenceslas" played by a brass band.

we're also very, very fond of the maccabeats' videos for hanukkah - "candlelight" and "miracle" were played over and over and over (and over) again at our house last year.


what music do you like to play for the winter holidays (including but not limited to: hanukkah, winter solstice, and christmas )?  we love suggestions!

1 comment:

  1. I'll be starting listening to holiday music today so I can keep up with you guys!