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  • Looking for "snappy" Christmas music..

    I'll admit it. I have a soft spot in my heart for Christmas time.. And that's as mushy as I'm going to get, don't worry. On with the post-- A few years back two CD's were released for download.. "Seriously West Coast" volume's 1 and 2. Volume 2 was a "Christmas" album. I want to find more "snappy" Christmas music like that found on SWCvol2..

    Can anyone recommend any compilations?

    Here's the track list for SWCvol2 (download here):

    (okay, admittedly not ALL tracks are "snappy" ... but some are!)

    Barenaked Ladies – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    The Weepies – All That I Want
    Sarah McLachlan – Silent Night
    Matt Wertz – What Child Is This
    Liily Frost – Skating On The River
    Oh Susanna – Go Tell It On The Mountain
    Medieval Baebes – The Holly & The Ivy
    The Be Good Tanyas – Rudy
    Barenaked Ladies – Elf’s Lament
    Melissa McClelland – O Holy Night
    Jars of Clay – Hibernation Day
    Jenny Owen Youngs – Things We Don’t Need Anymore
    Martha Wainwright – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
    Kyle Andrews – Under The Mistletoe
    Leigh Nash – The First Noel
    Sarah McLachlan – The First Noel (DJ Shah Remix)
    thanks,
    ..dane

    ps.- for those interested, Vol.1 tracklist (download here):

    Bare Naked Ladies – Wind It Up
    Fauxilage – Rafe (Gabin Remix)
    Josh Rouse – Hollywood Bass Player
    The Weepies – Gotta Have You
    Sarah McLachlan – Witness (Live)
    The Perishers – Victorious
    Datarock – Fa Fa Fa
    Uh Huh Her – Say So (Tom Russo Mix)
    Moev – Yeah Whatever
    The Format – She Doesn’t Get It
    Leigh Nash – Ocean Size Love
    Bare Naked Ladies – Home (Live)
    Great Lake Swimmers – Your Rocky Spine
    The Be Good Tanyas – Ootischenia
    The Water Walk – Turn Your Face Away

    EDIT: now I see there seems to have been a Vol.3 release on Valentines 2009... Does anyone have it?
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    Jimi Hendrix - Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

    Great topical post.

    How about this

    Jimi Hendrix - Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year
    Amazon

    1. Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne
    2. Three Little Bears
    3. Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne (Extended Version)


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    • #3
      So, Mannheim Steamroller probably doesn't count? :whoopie:
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      • #4
        I've got at least four of their albumns already... And while GREAT.. sometimes not quite what I'm looking for... :)

        ..dane
        (The first to sport a signature on TCAforum..)
        "Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a great burden." - Philo of Alexandria
        "Love God and be nice to people." - Brooks Everett of CBC
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        • #5
          This is a great album with some snappy stuff :

          Bruce Cockburn "Christmas"

          Snappy title as well. Check out track 2.

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          • #6
            And now for something REALLY different:


            Family Force 5: Christmas Pageant


            I'll dig around for some others when I get some more time. They're in my rotation somewhere.
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            • #7
              Dane,
              You might wnat to try Jethro Tull's Christmas Album. It has a nice mix of old standae\rds and new original Christmas songs. I also enjoy the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas albums, especially the last two. Then there is one by a group called December People. They took popular songs and played them the way famous rock bands would have performed them(yes,genisis,sting,queen,led zep,kansas,peter gabriel,and others). They did not try to sound "exactly" like the original band, they only copied the band's style. They did a really nice job.
              Merry Christmas,
              Mark

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              • #8
                You might like the Merry Axemas disc compiled by Steve Vai.
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                • #9
                  I remember hearing this one and thinking it was pretty cool:

                  Twisted Sister: Twisted Christmas


                  Great topic, btw. I get so tired of the same-old but I love the holidays.
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                  • #10
                    One of my favorite all-time Xmas records is a little mellower, but still quite lovely.

                    A groups of somewhat famous Canadian women singers, with just a piano accompaniment.

                    http://www.amazon.com/Count-Your-Ble...1347524&sr=1-8



                    And outside of that, the Cocteau Twins singing "Frosty The Snowman" is just wonderful to me, too.
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