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André Claveau – Noël avec André Claveau

For two genres of music that have shared so much history, going back to the middle ages, the Christmas carol and the French chanson have diverged onto quite different paths in the

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Sia – Everyday is Christmas

When was the last time a major recording artist, at the very top of their career, released an all-original Christmas album? Not a single, or an album of holiday favourites, but an

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Andre Kostelanetz – Wonderland of Christmas

Creating Christmas music will almost universally mean an artist has to go outside their comfort zone.

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The Merrymen – Merry Christmas with the Merrymen

One thing you’re often told about Christmas music is just how fake it is. How commercial. How plastic.

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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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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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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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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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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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