Christmas music playlist – you won’t hear these at the mall

Christmas music playlistMy Christmas Music playlist for 2012 is up! Look for the snowman playing the guitar on the right side of the landing page of this blog. All the tunes are from the music-sharing site, ccmixter.org They’re downloadable and licensed for free use in non-commercial work. Just click the play arrow for each tune to listen. Or to download, click the arrow to the far right of the tune’s listing; it’ll take you to the download page at ccmixter.

These are unique takes on traditional Christmas songs, as well as some brand-new holiday-themed tunes. Most are vocals, although there are a couple instrumentals. I put the instrumentals up because sometimes I like to just stop everything during the holiday rush and do absolutely nothing. These two tunes (Good Night Love and Orion in Winter) are to keep you company while you do nothing.

One of the tunes, Peace in Winter, is a compilation of the entire ccmixter Peace of Winter remix project. If you want a long play for a holiday get-together, or just want to kick back yourself, give this one a listen.

Christmas Bells is Ivan Chew’s magical soft adaptation of a public domain poem (thanks, Project Gutenberg) and the piano piece Frozen Christmas from the Jamendo music-sharing site.

Give ’em Love is Loveshadow’s advice about what to do if you find yourself short of cash to buy Christmas presents this year. We’re Gonna Need a Miracle is another Loveshadow tune about saving us from ourselves at Christmas-time. The Little Things, is Loveshadow’s latest tune, about what really matters at Christmas.

Hear the Angels Sing is Papa Zulu’s magnificent take on the traditional song “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.”

Gloria and Noel are Snowlflake’s haunting renditions of the Christmas standbys.

Count your blessings, and have a happy and healthy Holiday Season.

 

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