Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Sounds of Christmas: Outro

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Well, I had planned to do a post for each song on my 2013 Christmas mix, but now that Christmas has already passed it doesn't seem quite as important. The good news is that I already have a start on my 2014 list, including songs I liked for this year but that didn't quite fit. That's no guarantee that the 2014 list will get done on time either, but at least it's a good start.

I've done three Christmas mixes now, and they all have twelve songs on them. It has nice synergy with the whole "12 days of Christmas" thing, and keeping the song count down means the task of creating a list is less daunting. Finding 12 songs is much easier than finding 20, or even 15.

So without further ado, here's my Christmas music list / mix for 2013. For those who have All Access Music from Google Play, you'll have a much easier listen if you check out the playlist there. Otherwise I've done my best to include links to full versions of songs, mainly on YouTube, but some are not available to listen to publicly on the web and those links go to Amazon. Enjoy!

Ahniwa's 2013 Christmas Mix Playlist

1. Fairytale of New York / Gianni and Sarah (link)
2. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day / The Civil Wars (link)
3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town / The Selectrics (link)
4. Angels We Have Heard on High / David Ian (featuring Acacia) (link)
5. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel / Belle and Sebastian (link)
6. Green Grows the Holly / Calexico (link)
7. Baby, It's Cold Outside / Little Hurricane (link)
8. One Bright Star / Sarah Jarosz (link)
9. Jingle Bells / David Ian (featuring Andre Miguel Mayo with Tal & Acacia) (link)
10. Carol of the Bells / Pentatonix (link)
11. Merry Christmas Baby / Straight No Chaser (featuring Otis Redding) (link)
12. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? / The Head and the Heart (link)