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Reilly and Maloney – A Christmas Album

Folk revivals have happened with some regularity during the 20th century. It is a style which tends to come back into fashion a lot.

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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

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

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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

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

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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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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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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