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November 29, 2004

Today I officially launched my holiday season by playing the Kingston Trio's classic Last Month of the Year (beloved by me as a child as much for the cover shot of the group with their fingers in each other's ears on the way to the doorbell as for the music). There have been so many great suggestions for holiday music from all of you that I thought I would recap some of the albums with links that allow you to purchase CDs from Amazon. Anything bought from Amazon through a Folk Alley link will also send some "Christmas Cash" our way, money that goes straight to our bottom line, so I encourage shopping (mmm... shopping!).

From me: Ann Hampton Calloway - This Christmas
Cherish the Ladies - On Xmas Night
John Denver - Rocky Mountain Christmas
From Christine Taylor: Emmylou Harris - Light of the Stable
From Steve Pawlowski: Harvey Reid - The Heart of the Minstrel on Christmas Day
From Lisa Liscoumb, Barb Paegelow & others: John Denver & the Muppets - A Christmas Together
From Pam Parkinson: Hipsters' Holiday
From Joseph Ruback (sort of): Putumayo Presents: Christmas Around the World
From Garrett Fitzgerald: Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
From Rick Brown: John Fahey - The New Possibility
From Melissa Langnes: Roger Whittaker - Christmas Album
From Dan Moss: Maggie Sansone - Sounds of the Season
From Jenna Fickes: Burl Ives - Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
From David Kirkham: Peter, Paul & Mary - Holiday Celebration
From Tom Pavlidis: Jewel - Joy - A Holiday Collection
From Jeff Chambers: John Fahey (lots of John Fahey fans) - Christmas Guitar

There, that's just a sampling (I could have listed individual songs, but I have to buy a tree tonight). Feel free to add more suggestions.

Posted by Ann VerWiebe at November 29, 2004 4:14 PM


Please add my favorite John McCutcheon song, "Christmas in the Trenches" to the playlist.
Thank You!

Posted by: Claudette Moore at November 29, 2004 10:09 PM

Please keep in mind that not all of us listeners celebrate Christmas. I suspect that I am not the only listener who feels a bit overloaded by your Christmas enthusiasm, both for playing the music and promoting the sales of Christmas CDs as a way to fund FolkAlley. I love listening to FolkAlley, and hope it continues to play a wide range of good music, and doesn't go overboard with the Chirstmas stuff. Thanx for allowing listener comments.

Posted by: Elana Hollo at November 30, 2004 9:12 AM

Please, please, please, no Burl Ives. Please?

Posted by: Toad at November 30, 2004 10:43 AM

Please add my all-time favorite Joan Baez's "Noel" album to your list. It's a wonderful holiday album.


Posted by: Lin Craft at November 30, 2004 12:36 PM

For a slightly different take on Christmas, how about Dar Williams' "Christians and Pagans" found on both her Mortal City and Live albums.

Posted by: Catherine Gick at November 30, 2004 4:32 PM

The Burns Sister - Tradition

Posted by: Terence Sikoryak at December 4, 2004 6:15 AM

It Doesn't Have To Be That Way by Jim Croce

Posted by: Steve Angelucci at December 6, 2004 11:46 AM

Circle of Steel by Gordon Lightfoot. Picture a very Dickensian Christmas.

Posted by: Lynn Oatman at December 6, 2004 2:01 PM

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