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kitkat
12-06-2007, 01:53 PM
I am trying to update my ipod for the season. Unfortunately some of my very favorite bootlet compilations CD's have died a grim death - so I am somewhat starting from scratch. What are your favorites??

TIA!
Suzie (listening to the Nutcracker as I type!)

MMario
12-06-2007, 02:27 PM
*grin* I would have to say my very favorite Christmas CD is 'Carols Loudly Bellowed' - which is myself and some friends singing carols as we do on the Streets of Skaeateles NY every winter. (I am Benjermin Laudley-Bellowes ;
Town Crier for the village of Skaneateles - in the year 1842) - copies are available for sale, btw....*grin*

MMario

dustinac
12-06-2007, 02:29 PM
I love the Gaither's Christmas A Time For Joy...where they sing Mary did you know....I cry and get goosebumps everytime Mark sings that... and then I watch the video and do the same thing...:teehee:

Sharly
12-06-2007, 03:10 PM
I have pretty diverse taste in music, especially Christmas music. My top three favorites this season are: Brad Paisley Christmas; The soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas; and Christmas Eve and Other Stories by the Trans Siberian Orchestra :)

debb
12-06-2007, 11:13 PM
Ella Fitzgerald's Swinging Christmas and The Carpenters two-disc set are my favorites - but I think I have a bit of everything. Check out some of the compilations from Starbucks.

auburnchick
12-06-2007, 11:31 PM
My favorite is Amy Grant's CD.

Artist: Amy Grant
Album: 20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Amy Grant
Year: 2003

Breath of Heaven (on the CD) is just amazing.

auburnchick
12-06-2007, 11:31 PM
Oh...I forgot...I love the Rudolph soundtrack!

debinoz
12-07-2007, 12:10 AM
The ones I have are mostly country Christmas by various artists. My all time favorite Christmas songs are Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives, White Christmas by Bing Crosby and Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. I don't like those sad tear jerker things like the Christmas Shoes.

Quiltlady
12-07-2007, 10:09 AM
My favorite cd's are of Johnny Mathis xmas singing. I don't listen to him all year other than xmas time. His voice is a tradition in my house around the holidays.

jodstr2
12-07-2007, 01:47 PM
off the top of my head, here are some I have:

Ultra Lounge Christmas Cocktails 1, 2, and 3
Hey Santa! - Carnie and Wendy Wilson
Christmas Eve - David Lanz
Now That's What I Call Christmas
a Frank Sinatra Christmas CD (I forgot the album name)
Joy! Joy! Joy! - Kim Robertson and Steve Kujala
Christmas Morning - Celestial Winds
The Best of Narada Christmas
Christmas Album - Barbra Streisand
Merry Christmas from the Beach Boys

Julie
12-07-2007, 03:23 PM
I was a little disappointed by the rest of the disc (A Winter's Night), so I won't recommend it on the whole...but you can download the best song on iTunes: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by the Barenaked Ladies. With special guest Sarah McLauchlan! It was my fave on my Christmas playlist last year, and I thought I might be sick of it this year because I listened to it eleventy billion times...but I'm not :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

ladyjessica
12-07-2007, 03:42 PM
I second the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack. I don't really have a lot of Christmas CDs, but I've downloaded and made my own, and some of my favorite songs are:

Baby, It's Cold Outside (Johnny Mercer version, NOT nick and jessica...:teehee: )
Santa Baby (Eartha Kitt)
Rudolph
White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Judy Garland)
Little St. Nick (Beach Boys)
Holly Jolly Christmas (Burl Ives)
O Holy Night
Happy Xmas (John Lennon)
Sleigh Ride (Johnny Mathis)

There are far too many more to list, but these are my absolute favorites.

Hope this helps, and whatever holiday everybody on this board celebrates, I hope it's happy, healthy and safe. :hug:

jdee
12-08-2007, 01:47 AM
My favorite Christmas CD's are:

"A Christmas Story" by Point Of Grace
"Merry Christmas With Love" by Clay Aiken
"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" by Elvis (LOVE this one)
"Light of The World" by The Martins.

tootie44
12-08-2007, 11:36 AM
Anything by Elvis!!

cdjack
12-08-2007, 11:45 AM
My favorite all time X-mas song is "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas". The cd is hard to find though.

cindycactus
12-08-2007, 11:51 AM
I just love "Celtic Woman's A Christmas Celebration". I am playing it right now on my computer and the CD is in my truck. My dd just gave me the Clay Aiken Christmas CD and that is great too.

jodstr2
12-08-2007, 03:10 PM
on the way to Safeway this morning I heard the Josh Groban version of 'O Holy Night' and I decided I must get his CD! :cool:

jdee
12-08-2007, 03:21 PM
Anything by Elvis!!

Absolutely! And he sings Christmas music beautifully. The word that best describes it is 'cozy.' When the tree is up, your relaxing with you knitting with this CD in the background....Cozy!

dustinac
12-08-2007, 08:12 PM
Anything by Elvis!!

:woot: YES!! My little girl is liking Elvis too...she is 4... and so we have been listening to his Christmas CD...she just sings along with him... she has her eye on my Elvis doll right now...doesn't understand why he can't come out of the box and play with her dolls :oo:

LilHuskiesFootBallMom
12-08-2007, 08:36 PM
Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" hands down.

my grandpa and I used to sit on the couch together and watch White Christmas when it was on every year... 1 carton of ice cream with 2 spoons or we'd each have a bowl of saltines in milk :)

want2knit
12-09-2007, 09:25 PM
I've had Mariah Carey's for years and always love that one. Also, Celine Dion, Elvis and the Beach Boys!

vaknitter
12-09-2007, 09:43 PM
I second Trans Siberian Orchestra - the 1st CD, Manheim Steamroller, Morman Tabernacle Choir...
Bought Josh Groban's christmas CD today and I must say while I LOVE his voice and all his other CD's I am not a huge fan of this one
All I want for Christmas is a Hippopatamus - I have it as a zip file on my computer if you would like it - it's a keeper : )

Shandeh
12-09-2007, 10:19 PM
Mannheim Steamroller
Trans Siberian Orchestra

Matdredalia
12-10-2007, 01:16 AM
I don't really do CD's, I do songs. There are only a handful of Christmas CD's that I could reccomend as a whole, and those are:

Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas
Avalon - Joy, A Christmas Collection (They're a Christian contemporary group with beautiful vocals, and some of the tracks on here are very traditional pieces, while other are chipper, upbeat, and downright fun. However, if you want to avoid Christian music, I would suggest just getting "Light A Candle*", "Don't Save It All For Christmas Day", "The Christmas Song", and "Winter Wonderland" (a VERY UPBEAT remix style. Only suggested at very hyper times).
Sarah McLachlan - Wintersong (again, some very traditional pieces on here, but you can tell what they are by names, and well, I like all types of Christmas music, so it doesn't bother me!)

As for individual songs...yikes, there are A LOT. I'll get back to you with a really big list (There are currently 161 tracks on my Christmas playlist).

*I wanted to note that "Light A Candle" is one of the most heartwarming, touching, and downright amazing songs I know of. It brings tears to my eyes, and makes me smile at the same time. I didn't hear it until I was 14, and yet Christmas wouldn't be the same without it anymore. In my opinion, it's the definitive song that reminds everyone what Christmas should be about, without ever needing to mention Jesus. Seriously, it's got to be one of the top 5 best Holiday songs ever, in my opinion. I don't care if you're an athiest, this song still says exactly what the holidays should be about: love, peace on earth, and giving of yourself.

kitkat
12-10-2007, 09:02 AM
Thank you everyone.
So far I have managed to recover Trans Siberian Orches (but not much from the third CD, don't like that one as well), Mannheim Steamroller, a couple of compilation CD's I got from BBW 10 years ago (great classics on them), Josh Grobin, my favorite Nutcracker Suite (the basics - not the entire thing).
You guys have given me some great ideas.

jess_hawk
12-11-2007, 07:35 PM
Rockapella
I don't know the title of the CD but its great. My friends have it.

jess_hawk
12-11-2007, 07:36 PM
My favorite all time X-mas song is "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas". The cd is hard to find though.
Are you my mother?
This is a really cute song and I used to really like it but my mom is a little (OK more than a little) obsessed and now I can't stand it.

Shandeh
12-11-2007, 11:55 PM
There is another CD I like. It's a Sesame Street Christmas. Some of the songs on there are hilarious.

raederle
12-12-2007, 12:15 AM
Well, I didn't see them so I'll have a go:
The Roches is a group of sisters who sing close harmony and I just love their Xmas album We Three Kings.

http://www.amazon.com/We-Three-Kings-Roches/dp/B000009V0M/ref=m_art_li_0

And someone mentioned one song by the Barenekkid Ladies, but they have an entire holiday album, which is awesome, if you don't mind a few Hannukah songs.
:)
And the Muppets album with John Denver is touching and sweet and has some original pieces, it's called A Christmas Together.

http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Together-John-Denver/dp/B000GFLJFE/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1197432384&sr=8-2

So there you have it, except for a Xmas jazz album on cassette that I can't find.

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