Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Music

I have always loved all different types of Christmas music from the beautiful hymns to the secular carols to the sillier songs (think "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree").  However, this year I almost had Christmas music meltdown.

It all started innocently enough.  Knowing that I wanted to start playing Christmas music in the store on Black Friday, I added some additional holiday songs to the store iPod.  But I didn't add enough.  Turns out that I only had about 3-1/2 hours worth of music to last me through the day.  Considering that Black Friday was a 12 hour day and most of my others are 8 hours, it meant I was hearing the same songs OVER and OVER again.

One night recently, Jim started playing a Diana Krall Christmas CD.  I had to ask that it be stopped immediately.  And I love Diana Krall.  But after hearing her music all day, ever day, I couldn't take it any more.

It was time to get creative (and add more music to the iPod).  I went on a search for some unique groups that I wouldn't tire of so quickly.  And I found some fascinating new groups that not only have great Christmas albums but also wonderful every day music.  If you've never listened to Pink Martini, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, or She and Him, I recommend you give them a try.  They have helped to preserve my sanity this Christmas season!


  1. Thank you, Debbie! Merry Christmas to you too! The Christmas music is now on hiatus until next year!

  2. Kathy Mattea has a good Christmas album if you are looking for new music next year. I think it is called Good News.

  3. Juice, I appreciate the suggestion! I love all different types of music!