Every year I start hearing the Christmas music sooner and sooner. Hey people, it's Halloween. Do we really want to get into the Christmas spirit?
Anyway, by the time Christmas rolls around I'm already sick and tired of listening to holiday music. But, then for the two or three days around Christmas, when I'm taking time off with my family, I actually want to hear Christmas music. By then it's too late to purchase anything, and the radio is pretty hit or miss.
So this year my vow is to find some interesting music before the holidays. So, to that end, allow me to present: New Holiday Music for 2011!
First we have The Christmas We Hoped For by Vanessa Peters. I stumbled across this title while surfing for the She & Him record and pre-ordered it right away. Listen to the previews of this one and you'll be hooked. It's got a little for everyone - some modern pop Christmas tunes, some timeless classics, and even a hymn or two. I can't wait to hear the whole thing.
Then there is the eagerly anticipated A Very She & Him Christmas by She & Him. Between M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel this is sure to be a really interesting and modern record. I'm a big fan of M. Ward's other stuff (like "Monsters of Folk") so this is a no-brainer for me.
Another one that has me interested is Carole King's A Holiday Carole. Carole has a terrific voice that will be perfect for a holiday record. I've already pre-ordered this one too.
And of course there's the new Christmas by Michael Buble. Not typically my style of music, but Buble has an amazing voice and I am sure that this will be a timeless Christmas classic.
That's all the "new music" that I'm buying this Christmas. I've also ordered these older titles to round out my holiday listening collection: