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):
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:
Christmas filk: Here's Suzette Haden Elgin's SF holiday carol list:
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
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Posted by Margaret Carter at 9:00 AM
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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.ReplyDelete