Monday, December 24, 2012

XMAS DELIGHTS - The only listenable Christmas compilation...ever! (a Moahaha re-gift)

Just in time to spread the yuletide cheer; an immaculate Christmas reshare from RYM's discerning Moahaha, friend of flawless tastes. In a genre that tends heavily toward mediocre schmaltz, XMAS DELIGHTS is packed with more than a few of my very favorite things. Yes, Virginia, there is a brilliant Santa comp. 

"Well, I for one have never came across a listenable one that wasn't made by myself. As everyone else genuinely interested in music I generally despise this "genre", but every year I make some sort of Christmas-comp. And for a short period in December I really love spinning the 3-4 hour worth of  standout songs I've discovered throughout the years. So I figured I might as well collect and share about 2x45 minute long set for the holidays at my favorite place in blogland too. First half (Santa) is primarely lighthearted secular joy for your Christmas parties or whatever. And the second half (Jesus) a little more contemplative filled with seasonal folksongs, sentimental oldies and heartfelt religious tunes. I know it won't be your favorite album ever, but I'm only aiming for it to become you favorite Christmas compilation. So with this Moahaha wishes you all a Merry Christmas!"

 A: Santa side

1 The Philistines Jr. - Santa Was Seen
2 Asakawa Maki – Zenkasha No N'Mas
3 Elisa Gabbai – Winter in Canada
4 The Soulful Strings – Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies
5 Floral Pops 70 – Jingle Bells
6 Mystic Monks - Swinging Bells
7 Twice As Much feat. Vashti Bunyan - The Coldest Night of the Year
8 Dean Martin – The Things We Did Last Summer
9 Julie London – I'd Like You For Christmas
10 Kate Bush – December Will Be Magic Again
11 The Swingle Singers – Christmas Medley
12 The Torero Band – Once in Royal Davids City
13 Indo Jazzmen – Variations On a Christmas Theme
14 The Carpenters – O Come, O Come Emmanuel    

B: Jesus side

1 Lois Lynn – Every Christmas We Know
2 Peter, Paul & Mary - A'Soalin'
3 Joan Baez – The Little Drummer Boy
4 Don Amson – Shepherd Boy
5 The De Castro Singers - Snowbound for Christmas
6 Monica Lewis – The Christmas Song
7 Bing Crosby – Do You Hear What I Hear
8 Dinah Shore – The Coventry Carol
9 Fred Lowery – Silent Night
10 Shirley Collins – Down in Yon Forest
11 Bert Jansch – In the Bleak Midwinter
12 Ron Goodwin – The Christmas Tree
13 Mary Mayo – A King Without a Crown
14 The Retreat Singers – Virgin Mary Had a One Son
15 Steeleye Span – Gaudete
16 Unknown - Christmas Bells (1919)

...all in various bitrates and soundquality from various sources 


Unknown said...

thanks! :3

beetor said...

Season's greetings and thanks for your music sharing from Australia.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this Christmas mix, it's title truly holds water and then some. Merry Christmas and a happy 2013 to you too.


Dan Leo said...

And a merry Xmas to you! Great compilation!

a l a n said...

This truly is a blessing, a Christmas mix that can be enjoyed over and over! Thanks so much and enjoy the rest of the holiday season.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this comp and everything else you've done all this time! Please make me a crishtmas gift and upload the TIA BLAKE album! THANKS again and my best wishes for the next year!

Ilya Bogatyrev said...

Thank you so much! Have a Happy New Year! С Новым годом!

Anonymous said...

all things considered james brown has a pretty chronic xmas album which is pretty listenable


Wilder Knockenmann said...

Thanks for sharing this, Nick, and three cheers for the return of Moahaha, reigning champ of the dark and sweet!