NPR has added two interesting Christmas playlists to their program. The forst one has been compiled from the favorite holiday songs from 10 different partner stations and includes all kind of music, from classical, pop, rap, bluegrass, jazz, folk, …
It’s a seasonal tradition to gripe miserably about the ubiquity of holiday music — about piped-in department-store drivel, CD sale racks bursting with holiday cash-ins, and all things cutesy, cloying and shrill. But let’s face it: There’s crass commercial junk, and then there’s a rich canon of soul-stirring, nostalgia-inducing classics. Holiday-weariness is no match for the best of the best.
We asked 10 of NPR Music’s partner stations to send us 10 of their favorite holiday songs, so this continuous stream is packed with gems. From Bach to The Ramones to Louis Armstrong, it’s a perfect playlist for those who wish to indulge in the spirit of the season while remaining glued to the computer. Whether you’re shopping online or trudging grimly through another workday, let Jingle Jams serve as your soundtrack.
This is a great mix of holiday music with many surprises – a great mix for the next weeks!
One of the tunes included is Sleigh Ride by Sam Bush:
Sleigh Ride-Sam Bush
A second list is titled 5 Depressing Blues Songs for Christmas – the right music for all who cannot enjoy the happy Christmas days and do not want to listen to the typical happy Christmas music:
This is one of the tunes from this list – Lonesome Christmas by the guitarist Lowell Fulson: