Here is the second part of my post from yesterday. The main criterion for being included in my “traditional” category is the music’s ability to evoke nostalgia. Some of these are sacred music, but some of them are not. Once again, I am eager to hear what music you would have included on this list. Tomorrow we’ll finish with “pop” favorites.
The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas
Alvin and The Chipmunks â€“ “Merry Christmas from the Chipmunks”
|I loved this when I was a kid, and now my kids love it too. In fact, I think it is their favorite Christmas album. Of course, the song to listen to on this one is “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late).”|
Bing Crosby â€“ “White Christmas”
Vince Guaraldi Trio â€“ “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Nat King Cole â€“ The Christmas Song
Harry Connick, Jr. â€“ “When My Heart Finds Christmas”
Ray Conniff Singers â€“ “Christmas with Conniff”
|How many of you remember The Ray Conniff Singers? They were really big in the 60’s, and their Christmas album became a holiday staple for my wife’s family.|
Ella Fitzgerald â€“ “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” â€“ Gotta have this one. Best version ever.