It’s no secret that Christmas is my favorite holiday. Each year, I like to share some new tunes I’ve come across to get you in that festive mood or, at the very least, in a happier mood if you need some uplifting. Enjoy this year’s picks!
First up is an original song – “Immanuel” – from my friends Willow City. I recently featured the group on New Music Monday and wanted to include this beautiful holiday tune here.
Next up is a tremendous saxophone piece from Jared Drake. You know I had to include some instrumental tunes! This is his take on the classic “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and it’s truly a joy to listen to.
Up now is Maharmony which, like Willow City, I discovered on the Nickelodeon series America’s Most Musical Family. And let me tell you, there’s a reason the word “harmony” is in the name of this group. The members’ harmonies are impeccable! Lend an ear to the group’s version of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.”
Let’s go up tempo, shall we? I discovered Whitney Wolanin’s take on “Run, Run Rudolph” while searching for new Christmas music and instantly loved it. I think you will too!
Last but certainly not least is one of my favorite, more reverent songs “O, Holy Night.” I’ve heard countless versions of it through the years – but none quite like this from American Idol alums, Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken. Nothing else can be said, just listen.
Here’s wishing a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it. To my friends who celebrate Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, I hope you have a wonderful time of celebration as well. To my friends who do not celebrate, I hope this season finds you well and wish you all the best in 2020!
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