Recommend me a Christmas Album that doesn't suck

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    [soapbox] I have one very personal requirement in Christmas albums: If it includes "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" it has to have the original Judy Garland lyrics or it isn't coming into my house (I'm a freak about this). If they hang a shining star upon the highest bough they can do it elsewhere. No selling out by turning a sad song into a happy one just for the sake of commercialism. James Taylor and Frank Sinatra both sing the song more-or-less like it should be sung. Ella Fitzgerald sings the right lyrics, but jazzes it up to the point where the poignancy is lost.
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    I may very well need therapy.


    LAWL - I stopped from pulling the trigger on the Aimee Mann Christmas disc for this very reason: Yuletide Depression at it's finest (I <3 Aimee Mann, but she's such a damn downer at times!)

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    HMMMMM. You and Magi seem to have similar tastes. May have to check this one out.

    Of course Sinatra's Christmas CD is the one that gets the most play at our house.

    Another tempting choice.
     


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    Aside from what's already been mentioned..... [​IMG] Features guests such as Tom Waits and George Clinton. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Ellington covers The Nutcracker Suite. It's great. [​IMG] This is a compilation from an old label called Crepucule or something like that. Believe they were spun off from Factory Records. A few of the songs are on Youtube if you wanna check em out. [​IMG] [​IMG] Just ran across this, but haven't listened to it yet... [​IMG] Random songs...
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    My Xmas classics:

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    ech - I was just spinning through Amazon.com to see what was popular and, man, WTF is it about Christmas music that inspires every American Idol contestant, every one-hit-wonder, and every jazz singer to release and re-release the same stuff year after year after year? I can't imagine spinning one disc after another and still keeping my sanity.
     


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    Does &quot;Wing&quot; have an Xmas album yet?
     


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    ech - I was just spinning through Amazon.com to see what was popular and, man, WTF is it about Christmas music that inspires every American Idol contestant, every one-hit-wonder, and every jazz singer to release and re-release the same stuff year after year after year? I can't imagine spinning one disc after another and still keeping my sanity.

    People buy it. I don't understand either, my friend....
     


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    Does "Wing" have an Xmas album yet?

    ?????
     


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    WTF is it about Christmas music that inspires every American Idol contestant, every one-hit-wonder, and every jazz singer to release and re-release the same stuff year after year after year?
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    If you were to pitch a Bob Dylan Christmas album to me, that cover would be about the last one I'd imagine for him.
     


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    I <3 Bob Dylan, but his voice makes my son run to his room and hide under the blankets.
     


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    If you were to pitch a Bob Dylan Christmas album to me, that cover would be about the last one I'd imagine for him.

    Presumably he wants this one to sell. Can you imagine Bob Dylan in a Santa Suit and fake white beard?
     


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    That album still baffles me. Though I actually really like his version of The Christmas Blues.
     


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    John Fahey's Christmas album.
     


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