I would like to build up a large playlist of songs celebrating Yuletide, Solstice, and winter in general, but leaving out Jesus and the Christian god. Can you help? [more inside]
Mom and I have been searching for a choral Christmas album that we love since our favorite Christmas tape died. Naturally, snowflakes follow. [more inside]
I'm on the lookout for fresh Christmas music. Pretty much anything goes. What's new, good, unusual, or just plain worth a listen?
Help me buy music for my extremely eclectic dad! [more inside]
What's your favorite Christmas instrumental, classical-sounding music? [more inside]
So, after decades of basically ignoring them, I'm finally getting into the spirit of enjoying classic Christmas songs. But I don't know much about them. I know many of them have been covered literally hundreds of times. As a starting point, I'd like to better understand which versions of popular Christmas songs have been MOST popular over time. [more inside]
Need more Christmas music. Too busy to list what I already have, so just list whatever CD is your favorite. I like everything--every genre imaginable, except rap. Thanks!
I like jazz, and I like Christmas music. Which jazz Christmas music would I enjoy? [more inside]
Mix CD, Christmas edition. Now with special snowflakes! [more inside]
I will be in Paris for a week and some change between Christmas and New Years. I've been before so I know all the standard tourist spots- but I know the holiday season will mess up openings and closings so I'm interested in fun, interesting things and places ...that will be open. Ideally looking for performances, music, English-language theater, etc. I'll be traveling with a classical musician with a fondness for opera, so looking for things along those lines. Any seasonally specific events or things I shouldn't miss?
Help me find a Christmas song that sounded like the A-Team! [more inside]
I just heard a recognizable piece of music at a Christmas event, but can't name it. [more inside]
Show me a link to your favorite, male, solo (as in, no groups) rendition of "O Holy Night". Acapella is good too. [more inside]
I'm putting together a holiday play list for the office pot luck and, trying to make it fun and all inclusive. I've got tunes from Peanuts to Springsteen to the Arrogant Worms. I'm in need of more Hanukkah (got the Adam Sandler one, thx.) and desperately in need of some music for the woman organizing as she's Islamic (and for the record has a wicked sense of humor). Ideas?
Music filter: Putting together a little surprise for a wonderful someone. Seeking metal, rock, goth, punk, or other loud covers of holiday music to brighten her day. [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]
Next Saturday, I've got three hours of radio time to do whatever I want, as long as it's holiday related - it's my holiday special! Please help me put together an awesome playlist. [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]
Please help me identify a specific rendition of Winter Wonderland. [more inside]
Do you know of any Thanksgiving songs? [more inside]
I recently saw a video that makes me want to create a playlist of unusual/surreal Christmas music. That is to say, odd pairings or covers of classic Christmas songs. I have a small set of criteria inside. What do you got? [more inside]
We are having some visiting Serbian friends over for a late (by our standards) Christmas meal in a few days. They will literally be on the other side of the world in New Zealand at this time. I'd like to play some Serbian Christmas music that they would enjoy, music that says "Christmas" to them, especially so far from home. I understand that the actual Serbian Christmas is not until January 7th, but I'd like to play music that lets them know we have gone to some trouble to help them enjoy Christmas. Any recommendations, especially those accessible via iTunes or YouTube, would be most welcome.
Can you help me find a recording of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with the ORIGINAL original lyrics? [more inside]
Can you recommend a portable music/media player that has a built in sound recorder as well? Must be really easy to use. [more inside]
What's a holiday party without WHISTLE POPs!??!! Are these the dinosaurs of great candies? Are they available in no small corner of the earth? Please say it ain't so! I've Googled these fun treats till exhausted so many times and they seem to have truly been discontinued. (frowny face). I've found a couple of singles on eBAY but that's not gonna do it. I need the old 48 count boxes. Please Help! How can we carry on the rag-tag Christmas Caroling without them?!
Help me make a playlist for a stressful Christmas! [more inside]
Can you recommend any fun and/or jazzy French-language holiday music? [more inside]
[Christmas music filter, instrumental] I'm in search of non-schmaltzy, non overwrought instrumental Christmas music. [more inside]
Christmas songs from the last ten or fifteen years? [more inside]
[Christmas Gift Filter] Help me get my boyfriend some nice speakers that he can use with his Mac Book Pro. [more inside]
I am looking for Christmas music that is mostly melancholy, and often about loss or abandonment. Think Joni Mitchell's the River or Tom Waite's Christmas Card from A Hooker in Minneapolis. Any suggestions?
What would be a good duet song for a young child and grown up to sing together? [more inside]
Flying back home on Thursday, and I want to bring a mixed CD with me that's full of, well, we'll love each other no matter what. I like Robert Earl Keen's Merry Christmas From the Family. What else should I include?
Looking for recommendations for good alternative Christmas music from the last 10-15 years, either original or by way of cover. [more inside]
Where can I find more Christmas music in the style of The Bird and The Bee's Carol of The Bells? [more inside]
I used to send out a Christmas CD with holiday songs and clips from Movies and TV shows. It took a month to master and rip the CDs and 100 bucks in postage. What's a way to do this online instead? Is there somewhere I can POST a Christmas CD so people can listen online and download it if they want? [more inside]
Have you ever been to a Sing-in of Handel's Messiah? [more inside]
Pop rock meets little sisters filter: I would like to buy my two teenage sisters tickets to a pop concert for Christmas. Ticketmaster is not being helpful and I can't seem to find anything useful in too-much-info alt-weekly. [more inside]
Looking for newer, poppier Christmas/seasonal songs from Ireland and China. [more inside]
Some time ago either on MeFi or BoingBoing there was a link to a bunch of songs that I *swear* were Christmas songs played in the wrong key or one half-tone down or something... Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about and where I could find this (again)? [more inside]
A friend has spent over ten years trying to locate a version of the song "The Little Drummer Boy" that he listened to as a child. What he remembers is that it was performed by a young boy (or, possibly, a girl) and that while there may have been other singers on the track, it definitely wasn't a choir version. This ring a bell for anyone?
Where can I procure a copy of the rendition of Carol of the Bells that Saks Fifth Ave (NYC) has used at their flagship store over the past few years? [more inside]
ChristmasMusicFilter: More music like George Winston's "December" or Al Di Meola's "Winter Nights"? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good contemporary Christmas compilations? [more inside]
Church worship leader needs help with a key change transition for a Christmas song! [more inside]
"Emotionally ambivalent" Christmas Songs? [more inside]
Help me get a good gift for a young violin player. [more inside]
I am looking for a specific Christmas album on Capitol Records, called "Christmas in the Phillipines" or "Pasko Sa Pilipinas", which is understandably a very generic title. The record I'm thinking of has the song "Pasko Sa Manila" by the Roque Sisters. [more inside]
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