I was in a store the first part of this week that was playing a radio station devoted to Christmas music. It reminded me of just how dreadful, how dreckish far too much of our holiday music is. And, why I created the "holiday music that doesn't suck" series the last two years. Before launching two series for 2013 (one for country and one for blues/jazz/and R&B), I thought it would be nice to reprise. There are play list videos for each years selection and link to the individual posts that have a little background information.
2011 Holiday Music That Doesn't Suck
Denise LaSalle "Santa's Got the Christmas Blues"
Amos Milburn "Christmas Comes But Once a Year.
2012 Holiday Music That Doesn't Suck
Lowell Fulson "Lonesome Christmas"
The Moonglows "Hey Santa Claus"
Sonny Boy Williamson II "Santa Claus"
Blossom Dearie and Bob Dorough. "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Modern Jazz Quartet - England's Carol or God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.