I love listening to music while writing. On that note, I love listening to music – period! I have digital music, CDs, and even a record player with new and old records from days gone by. I appreciate the crisp quality of digital and CD, but also love the crackle and static sounds that emanate from a record.
Right now, the big hot ticket item in my house is Christmas music.
Below is the playlist to accompany The Seven Lives of May Levesque, a Christmas romance and faerie tale:
- Carol of the Bells/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Joshua Messick
- Greensleeves – James Galway
- Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas – The Boston Pops Orchestra
- A Christmas Festival – Leonard Slatkin
- The Bells of Christmas – Loreena McKennitt
- Comfort and Joy – Michael Convertino
- I Saw Three Ships – Blackmore’s Night
- The Bells of Dublin/Christmas Eve – The Chieftains
- Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) – Darlene Love
- Carol of the Bells – Nox Arcana
- Good King Wenceslas – Mormon Tabernacle Choir
- Caroling, Caroling – Nat King Cole
- Lord of the Dance/Simple Gifts – Blackmore’s Night
- The Wren in the Furze – Kevin Conneff and The Chieftains
- Magic and Moonlight – Nox Arcana
- Main Title from Home Alone – John Williams
- We Wish you the Merriest – Frank Sinatra
- Happy Holidays – Bing Crosby
- I Saw Three Ships a Sailing – The Chieftains
You can hear a lot of these songs by listening to the Celtic Christmas Radio station or the Traditional Christmas Radio station – both on Pandora.
What are your favorite holiday tunes? Post a comment below!
Side note: Do I celebrate Christmas? Yes! But I also believe it should be called Yule (Winter Solstice) due to its pagan roots. I love learning about other traditions around this time of year. Whether it be Kwanza, Chanukah, Rohatsu (Bodhi Day), Posadas Navidenas, or any other celebration of a special event around the shortest day of the year, I’m appreciative of it and what it brings to cultures around the world.