My thoughts on Christmas music are well documented and so is my family’s nearly decade-long tradition of bringing home new albums on the day that we decorate our tree (which does not happen until at least the day after Thanksgiving. I know, I hold several strong opinions).
Check out my current Christmas playlist on Spotify (and give me a friendly follow).
So here are the collections that we have purchased in years past…
- 2015: Pentatonix (a cappella classics)
- 2014: Rend Collective (Christ-centered and folk-driven)
- 2013: Kelly Clarkson (she has a great voice . . . but Clarkson, really?)
- 2012: Lady Antebellum (country – ugh) and Holidays Rule (so unique)
- 2011: She & Him (I love her voice)
- 2010: Glee (what was I thinking?)
- 2009: Andrew Boccelli (his duet with the Muppets is golden)
- 2008: Harry Connick Jr. (I love my wife THIS much)
- 2007: Josh Groban (my wife could put this album on repeat forever)
Honestly, I feel as if this year is a down-year for holiday releases. There was not a whole lot that caught my eye (even my wife seemed disinterested).
Like I mentioned in previous posts, I also used to make it a habit to purchase singles throughout the month in order to supplement our collection. We had well over 400 songs (that is 24 hours worth of Holiday cheer). Not bad for a guy who dislikes the genre, altogether.
However, streaming has even changed that for us. Between Amazon Prime and Spotify, my playlists have become even more promising and plentiful. Check out a portion of my collection here (it will be changing throughout December).
I would welcome your recommendations. Any particular artists, albums, or songs that you would suggest that I should add or subtract?