Weekend Music – Christmas Album 2005

It is that time of year again. Every year, I put together a holiday CD for family and friends. I have found the job much easier and alot more fun with iTunes. I am going to recommend again getting off the holiday page on iTunes. Do a search on “Jingle Bells”or “Snowman” and you’ll find hundreds of albums that won’t ever appear on iTunes Top 100 lists. It requires a little digging, because alot of it is crap. Here are the gems I found this year:

Christmas Is… | Percy Faith and His Orchestra | Christmas Is… (2:59)
Shake Hands With Santa Claus | Louis Prima | Martha Stewart Living Music: Jazz For The Holidays (2:26)
Hard Candy Christmas | Dolly Parton | Once upon a Christmas (3:37)
Angels We Have Heard On High | Relient K | Relient Christmas (1:52)
A Scottish Christmas | The Wiggles | Yule Be Wiggling (1:43)
Christmas Time Is Here |Vince Guaraldi Trio | A Charlie Brown Christmas (2:46
Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of The Sugar Plum) | Duke Ellington & His Orchestra | Martha Stewart Living Music: Jazz For The Holidays (3:05)
Goyim Friends | The LeeVees | Hanukkah Rocks (3:16)
Merry Christmas Baby | B.B. King | Contemporary Jazz Christmas (3:57)
An Old Fashioned Christmas Polka | Riders in the Sky| Christmas the Cowboy Way (2:26)
Gagliarda | Mannheim Steamroller | Christmas Live (3:17)
Fum, Fum, Fum | Inner Voices | Christmas Harmony (1:19)
Do You Hear What I Hear? | Whitney Houston | A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 1 (3:33)
You’re All I Want For Christmas | The Persuasions | You’re All I Want For Christmas (3:08)
Good King Wenceslas | Peter Briener & Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra| Christmas Goes Baroque (3:35)
Greensleeves | Mason Williams | Rhino Hi-Five: Mason Williams (2:42)
Pretty Paper | Willie Nelson | Pretty Paper (2:24)
Luke 2:7-14 As Told By Shaoey | Steven Curtis Chapman | All I Really Want For Christmas (1:30)
God Rest | Gary Hoey | Ho! Ho! Hoey: The Complete Collection (3:58)
Frosty The Snowman | The Dixieland Ramblers | Gumbo Christmas (2:45)
The New Year | Death Cab For Cutie | Studio X Sessions (3:44)
Happy New Year | ABBA | Super Trouper (4:24)
Auld Lang Syne | Barenaked Ladies | Barenaked For The Holidays (3:04)

Also see:
The 2004 Holiday Collection
The 2002 Holiday Collection