I need straightforward, unadorned recordings of English Christmas carolers. No crowd noise, no ambience, no accompaniment, no perfect professional chorales. Just ordinary folks singing in an otherwise quiet room ... or even outdoors if it's recorded well enough. (They must be songs in the traditional English repertoire.) [more inside]
A few years ago I heard on a classical radio station a version of "What Child Is This" that I'd love to find again. It was for choir, either alone or possibly with piano? and the harmonies became increasingly... strange. [more inside]
Anyone know of a reliable source for guitar tabs/chords for Christmas carols on the web? [more inside]
Christmas carols for pagans? Mentions of Yuletide, Solstice and winter are excellent, Santa is fine, Christmas is fine, but I'm looking for beautiful music (choral and orchestral) that has no mention of Jesus Christ, Israel or saints. [more inside]
Information and background on a mystery Andy Williams Christmas CD [more inside]
Why is almost all Christmas/holiday music from over 50 years ago? [more inside]
Christmas creepfilter: Looking for non-Christmas songs that sound like they could be fun, happy Christmas carols. [more inside]
I'm looking for a site with complete lyrics to traditional Christmas carols like "Jingle Bells," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "The Wassail Song." Just one or two verses won't do-- I want the whole thing. Any suggestions?