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Madeline MacNeil – The Holly and the Ivy: Christmas Music for Hammered Dulcimer and Voice

As someone partly brought up in Hungarian culture and near the pulsating history of its folk music, the hammered dulcimer is close to my musical heart.

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Lester Lanin – Christmas Dance Party
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Lester Lanin – Christmas Dance Party

Is there any Christmas music that’s just for really rich people? Once, of course, the likes of Händel’s Messiah would be performed for royalty and the upper echelons of

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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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Noelani and the Leo Nahenahe Singers – Hawaiian Christmas

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.

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Cantares de Navidad Vol II

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.

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Rev. Audrey F Bronson and Becky Carlton, Minister of Music – Are You Ready For Christmas?

The folk movement has always had an interesting influence on Christmas music.

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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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Swingle Singers – Noëls sans Passeport

As a European Union national living in the United Kingdom, 2017 promises to be a year of changes.

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