Here’s a classic from the archives to express my wishes for you all this Christmas season.
Around this time of year, the sounds of the season are constantly playing in my house and car: Celtic Woman, Straight No Chaser, Pentatonix, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and many others are regulars in my playlist. I love all Christmas music, but my very favorite album is this: the sadly-rather-obscure John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together.
We had this album on vinyl when I was a kid, and I learned to use the record player just to be able to play it. It has some darling versions of classic Christmas songs:
- The Twelve Days of Christmas (BA DUM BUM BUM)
- Little Saint Nick by Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem (RUN RUN REINDEER)
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Piggy pudding?!?)
- Silent Night in both German and English, with a brief history of the song
There are also wonderful original songs, most of which I’ve never heard covered by…
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