Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say that the true golden age for Christmas records in the United States was the early 1960s.
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.
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
Tidings of comfort and joy
It’s late november, and darkness has fallen over my home in Stockholm.
The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2017
It’s the end of a busy season. We’ll be back again next year, and wish you the warmest and happiest times until then.
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
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
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.
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.
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.