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Listen to Some New Holiday Music in 2011

A guide by Frank "F.A. Andrews" (Santa Fe, NM)

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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:

midwinter graces
Christmas 25th Anniversary Collection
Cool December
Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails, Part One
Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails, Part Two
Ultra Lounge: Christmas Cocktails 3
One More Drifter in the Snow
Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas
Chicago XXXIII -O Christmas Three
The Heart Of Christmas
This Is Christmas
Christmas In Diverse City
Oh For Joy
Noel
The Christmas Collection
Under The Mistletoe
My Christmas

Happy Holidays Everyone!

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3.  A Holiday Carole  by Carole King
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4.  Christmas [CD] [Original recording]  by Michael Bublé
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5.  midwinter graces  by Tori Amos
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6.  Christmas 25th Anniversary Collection  by Mannheim Steamroller
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7.  Cool December  by Cool December
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8.  Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails, Part One  by Various Artists
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9.  Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails, Part Two  by Various Artists
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10.  Ultra Lounge: Christmas Cocktails 3  by Various Artists
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11.  One More Drifter in the Snow  by Aimee Mann
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12.  Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas  by Jersey Boys
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13.  Chicago XXXIII -O Christmas Three  by Chicago
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14.  The Heart Of Christmas  by Alanis Morissette
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15.  This Is Christmas  by Kutless
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17.  Oh For Joy  by David Crowder*Band
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18.  Noel  by Josh Groban
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19.  The Christmas Collection  by Il Divo
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20.  Under The Mistletoe  by Justin Bieber
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21.  My Christmas  by Andrea Bocelli
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