A song to mark the end of the season

A traditional mid-century Julgransplundring – a period when the tradition was at its absolute height. A key feature are the children in colourful hats.

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Swingle Singers – Noëls sans Passeport

As a European Union national living in the United Kingdom, 2017 promises to be a year of changes.

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Five Great New Year’s Songs

Considering just how many speculative and burningly hopeful Christmas records are released every year, it’s quite surprising how little commercial attention has been paid to

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Chet Atkins – Christmas with Chet Atkins

As long as there have been Christmas records, there have been solo instrumental Christmas records.

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Melveen Leed – Christmas with Melveen

A young, talented country music singer – from an island where country was something you mostly heard on the radio – way outside her usual style.

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Frank Sinatra – A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra

There are certain contemporary traditions in which the 23rd of December is a day for airings of grievances.

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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2016

Every year, besides our regular steady stream of classic records, we make a conscious effort to wade thought those thousands of hopeful releases that flood over us every new season

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Duke Pearson – Merry Ole Soul

Most of the Christmas records we review on this site are perennial classics, constantly reissued and treasured from generation to generation.

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Alabama – Christmas

Christmas is meant to be a time of togetherness.

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Peggy Lee – Christmas Carousel

One of the fantastic things about that golden period in the early sixties, when so many of history’s great Christmas records were released, is that so many truly sophisticate

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