Holiday Playlist for December


In the spirit of my monthly theme of  seeking Comfort and Joy I’d love to share with you some of my holiday music favorites. The list below represents a holiday playlist that has been the staple in our house since my youth. The lighter selections have been curated du
ring the course of my adult years. I hope you enjoy some of these recordings. They are playing on ‘random select’ in our house from the day after Thanksgiving until December 26th. It is heavy on the classical recordings as that was such a large part of my childhood but Bing Crosby certainly lightens things up and the Carols get us all singing along.   Enjoy!

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DANCE MUSIC OF THE HIGH RENAISSANCE by Boston Skyline Records. From the vault, Master recordings done in the 1950s and 1960s of Renaissance music played on period instruments
CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS Volumes I and II Arranged and conducted by David Willocks with the Royal College of Music Chamber Choir and the Royal College of Music Brass Ensemble RYKODisc
THE TRADITIONAL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS by GSCMusic The Mantovani Orchestra, The Gregg Smith Singers, The Dorothy Shaw Hand Bell Choir, Fort Worth Chamber Ensemble, The Texas Boys Choir, George Bragg, Conductor
HANDEL MESSIAH Philips Digital Classics Margaret Marshall, Catherine Robbin, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Robert Hale, Charles Brett, Saul Quirke, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists conducted by John Eliot Gardiner in London 1982
THE BOYS CHOIR OF VIENNA, CHRISTMAS VOICES AND BELLS Audiofidelity
THE BOYS CHOIR OF VIENNA, THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Laserlight
BING CROSBY’S CHRISTMAS CLASSICS Capitol Records
BING CROSBY’S CHRISTMAS SONGS MCARecords
JAMES TAYLOR AT CHRISTMAS Columbia
HAVE YOURSELF A TRACTOR CHRISTMAS BMG
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by Vince Guraldi Trio Fantasy Records