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
There’s probably no genre of Christmas music copied as widely, among people with no connection to it, as Hawaiian music.
Or, well, genre is not really the right word.
Are follow-up Christmas albums inevitably cursed to be lesser than their illustrious originals? Can a hit Christmas record never truly be replicated? Sometimes, it seems that way.
The folk movement has always had an interesting influence on Christmas music.
Creating Christmas music will almost universally mean an artist has to go outside their comfort zone.
As long as there have been Christmas records, there have been solo instrumental Christmas records.
A young, talented country music singer – from an island where country was something you mostly heard on the radio – way outside her usual style.
There are certain contemporary traditions in which the 23rd of December is a day for airings of grievances.
Most of the Christmas records we review on this site are perennial classics, constantly reissued and treasured from generation to generation.
Christmas is meant to be a time of togetherness.