Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Songs

Some holiday music recommendations:

Two of my favorite Yuletide albums are WINTER'S DANCE and CHRISTMAS IN A CELTIC LAND, by Golden Bough. They combine traditional and original songs, with a blend of Christian, pagan, and simply festive (such as wassailing):

Golden Bough

Another is Peter, Paul, and Mary's holiday album, which includes traditional Christmas carols, two rousing Hanukkah songs, and "Blowin' in the Wind":

Peter, Paul, and Mary

Also Seamus Kennedy's Christmas CD, GOODWILL TO MEN:

Seamus Kennedy

Christmas filk: Here's Suzette Haden Elgin's SF holiday carol list:

Ozarque's Journal

And for something completely different, a Lovecraftian Solstice carol:

Carol of the Old Ones

We had snow last week, luckily not enough to make the roads hazardous for long. Temperatures have been abnormally cold for this part of Maryland; I shiver, not only with the chill, but with nightmare visions of electric bills as the heat runs almost continuously. Maybe after getting January weather throughout December, we'll get a break in January! As long as it's not a rerun of last year's three record blizzards. A white Christmas is lovely to look at, but not to drive in.

What's it like where you are?

Merry holiday season to all!

Margaret L. Carter
Carter's Crypt

1 comment:

  1. It is cold and we are suppose to have cold rain. Fine as long as it is not cold ice. Three days ago it was 72. Love December in the Ozarks.