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Louvin Brothers – Christmas With The Louvin Brothers

The album Christmas With The Louvin Brothers surely must have sounded incredibly old-fashioned in 1961.

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Strictly Parang: The Best of Trinidad Parang

The history of recorded Christmas music is full of disparate traditions.

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The Carpenters – Christmas Portrait

Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter of the Carpenters were born in 1946 and 1950 respectively. In the mid-fifties they were no more than 10 and 6 years old.

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Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas

Frank Sinatra, infamously, once asked composer Hugh Martin to “jolly up” the lyrics to “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.

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Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

Nat King Cole, perhaps the greatest popular music voice of the 20th century, was a heavy smoker.

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Burl Ives – Christmas Day In The Morning
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Burl Ives – Christmas Day In The Morning

Say the name Burl Ives and mention Christmas and the association will often run to a jolly old man persona, singing “Holly Jolly Christmas” slathered in lavish orchestr

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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2015

Every year, thousands of completely different Christmas albums are released around the world, vying for the attention of us listeners in the hope of being memorable.

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Mark Kozelek – Sings Christmas Carols

One of the marvellous things about Christmas records is the way they keep up folk traditions.

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Jermaine Dupri Presents the 12 Soulful Nights of Christmas

December 21st, and something just ain’t right See just the other day me and my baby had a fight The cheerfulness and happy memories that sit at the heart of Christmas makes i

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Odetta – Christmas Spirituals

Odetta is an artist whose career really thumbs its nose to all cultural essentialists out there.

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