10 Favorite Christmas Albums
1. A Fresh Aire Christmas by Mannheim Steamroller. If truth be told, 1-5 should be Mannheim albums because we have them all and listen to all of them every year. Repeatedly! But I'm going to consider them only once. I chose this album because of Veni, Veni. There is something about this piece that just speaks to me. Here is a link for you to enjoy if you'd like
2. Smooth Jazz Christmas by Dave Koz and Friends. I discovered Dave Koz a few years ago and really enjoy his music. He's a talented Jazz musician!
3. A Very Special Christmas, the first one that has the red cover. We have a little dance party to Run Rudolph Run by Bryan Adams every year :-)
4. Boogie Woogie Christmas by Brian Setzer Orchestra. There is a song on this album called Cactus Christmas that is my husband's favorite. Imagine a cowboy singing about Christmas, by the campfire with his trusty horse, and you've got the vibe. Fun album!
5. Miracles: The Holiday Album by Kenny G. I find this to be a nice instrumental album
6. December by George Winston. This is a classic and one I find to be soothing.
7. On a Cold Winter's Night by Ed Gerhard. Ed is a local musician for me, and when I say local, I mean he lives and records in my town. He is an amazing guitarist and the benefit concert he does every year at our Grange Hall/Community Club is a sold out/ standing room only affair.
8. Christmas by Michael Buble. He is a smooth crooner and we enjoy him very much!
And now, I'm drawing a blank. Don't you just hate it when that happens? But from reading the lists of the few other people that are participating this week, I am looking forward to getting the James Taylor at Christmas album and the Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack.
Enjoy the Holidays!