I’ve heard several complaints of lack of Christmas tunes this year and so I thought NO MORE! There are too many beautiful (+ occasionally free!) albums out there to put on while you bake, visit with friends, or a generally merry.
Relevant Magazine Christmas albums – various artists
These are beautiful mixes and just creative and fun and lovely. And did I mention FREE!?
Download A Very RELEVANT Christmas, Vol. 4
Download A Very RELEVANT Christmas, Vol. 6
Heck Ya The Halls, Vol. 1 & 2 by Heck Ya The Halls
I just discovered this album this year but it’s just beautiful. I can’t afford to buy music all the time, so it’s lovely that this one is available on Spotify.
These ones go without saying but Sufjan is just hilarious and fun. There are 40+ songs on the first album and over 50 on the second – tunes where he is just obviously having a blast. Some of the songs may need to be skipped if you have company – I’m A Christmas Unicorn – for one?! But in general, fun, folksy and creative, as all things produced by an Enneagram 4 (which my husband also is) should be.
Santa Klassen by Jordan Klassen
These are a FREE (is it obvious that I’m a Mennonite yet?) download – only two songs but I love Jordan Klassen as a fellow British Columbian and his folksy tunes are just up my alley.
Mostly anything you can get by searching “Christmas” on Noisetrade
Sometimes it’s hit or miss but you can find all kinds of gems on Noisetrade for (once again) FREE through their site, which “helps artists and labels meaningfully connect with fans through the exchange of free music for email addresses and postal codes.” You can find stuff all year round, but searching for “Christmas” will yield all kinds of treasure for you this Christmas season. I have loved the stuff I found from Sleeping at Last, The Oh Hellos, and Future of Forestry.
Enjoy some pics of our Christmas tree this year and rocking around your own Christmas tree to some of these lovely tunes!