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December 19, 2014
More Essential Tracks of Christmas: "Emmanuel/Little Town/Christmas Hymn," by Amy Grant
So last year I did this thing called "The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas," and...
January 05, 2014
The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 12: Haven of Rest Quartet's "As With Gladness"
First, my inner Anglican has to apologize---technically this final track is not a Christmas song but an Epiphany song....
January 04, 2014
The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 11: David Phelps' "O Holy Night"
It's the penultimate day of our series, and I have saved the best for near-last!...
January 03, 2014
The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 10: Mannheim Steamroller's "Silent Night"
Mannheim Steamroller's last entry in this series was their rockin' "Good King Wenceslas." But Mannheim...
January 02, 2014
The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 9: Take 6's "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing"
Happy New Year Everybody! We are starting to wrap up (har-har) our Twelve Essential Tracks...
January 01, 2014
The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 8: Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops' "Sleigh Ride"
Minus the cloying lyrics, the melody of "Sleigh Ride" is allowed to soar free and...
December 31, 2013
The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 7: "Lo, How a Rose"
And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. For this selection, I was torn between...
December 28, 2013
The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 5: Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters' "Jingle Bells"
This track is one of my earliest memories of jazz music. The close harmonies and...
December 27, 2013
The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 4: Matthew Ward's "What Child Is This"
Note: I've noticed views are down for this series, possibly because it's Christmas but possibly...
December 26, 2013
The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 3: Mannheim Steamroller's "Good King Wenceslas"
Happy St. Stephen's Day, and Day 3 of our 12 Essential Tracks of Christmas! Christmas...
December 25, 2013
The 12 Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 2: Michael W. Smith's "All is Well"
On this Christmas day, let the American Boys Choir's original cut of this contemporary classic...
December 24, 2013
The 12 Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day One: Straight No Chaser's "12 Days"
Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas! As my gift to you readers, I'm trying something a little different...
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