Tracey Thorn  – Tinsel and Lights
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Tracey Thorn – Tinsel and Lights

Albums, we are reliably informed, are to be read as coherent wholes.

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Alan Mills - Christmas Songs From Many Lands
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Alan Mills – Christmas Songs From Many Lands

Alan Mills could elocute. He had a distinguished voice with authority. He was a classically trained operatic bass.

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Funky Christmas
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Funky Christmas

There are – which I’m sure surprises precisely none of you – a lot of artists past their prime who record Christmas music.

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Dust off the fairy lights, warm up the toddy; Christmas time is here again

When does Christmas actually begin? You may remember, back as we started a new year and the last embers of the Christmas fire smoldered in the fireplace, that we’ve already a

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Saint Canute’s Day, A Traditional End of Christmas, and Our Seasonal End As Well

When does Christmas actually end? For a lot of commercial Christmas radio stations, the end of the Christmas period is as early as the evening of Christmas day! While people are pl

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Mae West – Wild Christmas
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Mae West – Wild Christmas

When was the last time you heard a Christmas album that was actually fun? I don’t mean funny, in the sense of being a humorous novelty or something awful that a more maliciou

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Sammy Kaye – Christmas Serenade
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Sammy Kaye – Christmas Serenade

What’s the first Christmas album? Well, of course, this would have been before the vinyl record was invented in the late 1940s.

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The Mighty Sparrow – Christmas With Sparrow
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Mighty Sparrow – Christmas With Sparrow

By pure sales figures alone, the traditional pop crooner, softly singing into electrified microphones, is the king of Christmas music.

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British cultural theorist Paul Gilroy famously concieved of the African Diaspora as the Black Atlantic, emphasising the connection between artists and traditions in Africa itself, in Europe and in the Americas.

The Playlist: Christmas in the African Diaspora

British cultural theorist Paul Gilroy famously concieved of the African Diaspora as the Black Atlantic, emphasising the connection between artists and traditions in Africa itself,

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June Christy – This Time Of Year

Christmas, even to those who despise it, is a singularly meaningful holiday.

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