Friday, November 7, 2008

Last year's Christmas mix

A few days before Christmas '07, I decided to throw together a collection of seasonal tunes. I wanted to burn CDs and use them as stocking stuffers (you know, kinda like a mixed tape -- only not). Here is the mix I came up with (plus my impressions of said songs).

1. Jingle Bells by the Puppini Sisters. I have heard a zillion versions of Jingle Bells, and this is my all-time fave.

2. Ding Dong Merrily On High by Chanticleer. This was a free I-Tunes download, and while it is the type of song I appreciate musically, I don't really want to listen to more than, like, twice. No offense to the BeeGees, but I'm not really into the whole men-singing-first-soprano thing.

3. Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland by Michael Bolton. Yes, I actually downloaded a Michael Bolton song. I said I liked it, but I lied.

4. Carol of the Bells by The Bird and the Bee. Another free download. Kindof a trip, too.

5. The First Noel by Josh Groban and Faith Hill. A song that really exemplifies Christmas.

6. All I Want For Christmas by Joss Stone. I totally regret paying 99 cents for this song. Nothing is wrong with it per se, I just don't like the whole sultry/whiny style of singing that I'm hearing in this one.

7. O Come O Come Emmanuel by Carter's Cord: A country version of the classic carol. I love this song. Listen to the lyrics. This is what I really want for Christmas.

8. Messiah Part 2, No. 44 by the London Symphony Orchestra. Two years ago, Carl and I went to a Handel's Messiah performance at a theater in Portland. I'm not going to out the orchestra here, but oh-my-gosh the entire thing was dreadful. I love this one because it reminds me of the moment we realized that horrible concert was just about over.

8. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow by Michael Buble. A song that makes me happy. It makes me want to put on a cute dress and go to a holiday party.

9. Little Drummer Boy by Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra. Hilarious. Groovy. You must download this song!!!

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