is there no thread for straight-up classic christmas albums?

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not individual songs, like i have time for that shit. i just want some nice albums i can have on in the background for the next couple days. instrumental much preferred, nearly required. so, is there anything as beyond reproach as a charlie brown christmas or john fahey's various christmas albums?

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

NO™ (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

America's Next Most Disabled Ballerina (WmC), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

yup--that is what i am playing right this very second

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

Jazzbo, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

pobrecito (outdoor_miner), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

and this one is VERY irie

pobrecito (outdoor_miner), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

andrew m., Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

larry craig memorial gloryhole (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ x 1000000

that sex version of "blue thunder." (Mr. Que), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

do i really need to explain why i love this so much :

david axelrod + lou rawls.

tis all about good time christmas which has in the last 24 hours appeared on a lo-tech blog just around the corner.

sheer perfection.

mark e, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

andrew m., Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

A perennial favorite:

Jazzbo, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Hood Won't Jump (Eazy), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Hood Won't Jump (Eazy), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not instrumental, but has 3 stone cold Christmas classics.

Bing Crosby, are you listening? (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 22:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

i make time for wynton

lakerfuffle roffle (tremendoid), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 22:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Bob Dylan Xmas album obviously

larry craig memorial gloryhole (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 22:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

we come for space reasons (tremendoid), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 23:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

his silver bells do it for me

we come for space reasons (tremendoid), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 23:15 (4 years ago) Permalink



alltime favorite version of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

meisenfek, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 23:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

guys this is good--i'm gonna check someof these out.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 23:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

billstevejim, Friday, 25 December 2009 04:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've only heard a few songs from this, but it seems good so far.. Today's indie fans years from now will likely consider it classic.

billstevejim, Friday, 25 December 2009 04:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

Two all-time favorites:

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 27 December 2009 07:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

aw man i just heard their 'carol of the bells' on christmas day, been soulseeking it since

we come for space reasons (tremendoid), Sunday, 27 December 2009 21:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

I have these and am sad to put them away now:

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Sunday, 27 December 2009 21:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 27 December 2009 22:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Christmas Rappin' by the Grand Rap Masters

Pete Scholtes, Monday, 28 December 2009 00:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

bump.

i'm picking up a couple of last year's recs right now. super psyched for the kenny burrell album

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 December 2010 02:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

Dylan's was so good.

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 15 December 2010 02:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

seandalai, Wednesday, 15 December 2010 02:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

not instrumental, though.

nerve_pylon, Wednesday, 15 December 2010 02:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Ghosts of Christmas Past" is the least Christmassy Christmas album I have - my girlfriend always tells me to change the music within about five tracks.

seandalai, Wednesday, 15 December 2010 03:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

Love this stuff. Old English carols. (There's a whole series of them, and the first one is my favorite, but all I see on Amazon is this compilation.)

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 15 December 2010 03:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Ghosts of Christmas Past" is the least Christmassy Christmas album I have

that's why i like it!

nerve_pylon, Wednesday, 15 December 2010 03:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also in the "liable to make your girlfriend mad" category:

seandalai, Wednesday, 15 December 2010 04:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hmm...that's not so legible where I'm sitting. Read the tracklisting here: http://sonicoysterrecords.blogspot.com/2010/12/corner-of-season.html

seandalai, Wednesday, 15 December 2010 04:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

best xmas album by a length out of a recent spate of downloads...

messiahwannabe, Friday, 17 December 2010 06:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

Mark, Friday, 17 December 2010 07:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

Dylan's was so good.

― Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:53 PM (3 days ago)

I need to buy this. The video for his cover of "Must Be Santa" is totally classic.

markers, Friday, 17 December 2010 07:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

I am more for the Christmas single than the Christmas album. Like to compile different acts doing their act on different Christmas songs, as many originals as possible but then also the occasional trad Christmas song thrown in here and there.

Of course Phil Spector has more or less defined the entire Christmas rock style, so his Christmas album is the one to namecheck if one wants one album from the same source.

You're Twistin' My Melody Man! (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 18 December 2010 03:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

suspecterrain, Tuesday, 21 December 2010 13:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

My dad was a huge Herb Alpert/TJB fan. One Christmas, when I was a kid on a limited budget, I bought him this budget soundalike. Playing it became such a family tradition that years later I bought my own:

He stayed true to what he is. Now he murders deer! (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 17:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

This got played more than any other Xmas record in my house when I was growing up:

Tub Girl Time Machine (Phil D.), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 17:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

anyone jam anything good this christmas? the kenny burrell album cover image is gone but eternal thanks to whoever recommended that.

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Thursday, 27 December 2012 01:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lots of good stuff on the Christmas S/D thread. Not what you're asking for but I posted my Christmas mix online.

On topic, these albums all deserve to be here:




a Christmas .gif for you from (seandalai), Thursday, 27 December 2012 02:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Today's indie fans years from now will likely consider it classic.
holy shit, i know i've written some dumb things on ILX, but got damn yo

billstevejim, Thursday, 27 December 2012 02:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

calypso christmas looks p. chill

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

love getting this LP out every Christmas:

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:53 (1 year ago) Permalink


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