Category Christmas

Bill Whitely–Absent Light: In Paradisum

3 long works, ambient with vocals, nice instrumentation with vibes, electric guitar and others. Play!


A blues-infused christmas song from Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, 21-year-old guitarist from Clarksdale, Mississippi, who sings and plays like an old soul. Lots to enjoy, even after the holidays! FCC: Clean RIYL: Eric Gales, Walter Trout, Southern Avenue

Firemakers- N’we Jinan and Youth Artists

with producer David Hodges, this is Vol 7 of songs youth of various Nations wrote lyrics for and produced this amazing collection with hip hop beats and heart-felt words often sung in traditional languages.  also on

Various Artists (Putumayo) Joy to the World

Local favorite label cranks out another solid compilation! Wonderful takes on old favorites as well as regional favorites. Try: 1,4,7,9,10  RIYL: Xmas tunes! FCC:Clean

The U.S. Army Blues-Swinging in the Holidays [Summit Records]

Classic Christmas tunes, lush orchestral sound, dynamic arrangements and swinging in the right places.  Nice vocals (Christal Rheams).  Enjoy!

The Piano Guys–A Family Christmas

Contemporary cutesy versions for those inclined to “lite” classical.

Musical Gifts from Joshua Bell & Friends

Well done Xmas compilation of contemporary or jazzy versions with big names involved (Alison Krauss, Placido Domingo, Chick Corea, etc).

Christmas Cheer-Randall Paskemin

High energy drum and song that tell a story with humor and family inclusive as weasels come to life with songs to share. Track 3 begins the story and tracks 4,5,6 include the weasels voices. Randall is from the Sweetgrass First Nation of Saskatchewan, plays with Warscout Drum Group and lives in Utah.

Snow Globe

Erasure made a Christmas album. #yesreally It has some classics on it and it is SO worth playing these electro infused holiday tracks. LABEL: Mute FCC: None PLAY: 2, 3, 6 RIYL: Christmas Songs