I have a dirty little secret. Well, okay, I probably have several. But the one I'm actually going to tell you about is that I'm not so much a fan of the Christmas-ness. Yes. It's true. I'm a bit of a scrooge. Don't get me wrong. I love the family time. I love the kids' excitement. The tree decorating is fun - because - I do enjoy making things pretty. BUT - for the most part, I find the forced niceness and energy of Christmas to be a bit of a drag. And the music. The music. It's terrible. I'm sorry, but most Christmas music makes me want to gouge out my ears. So - here's my scrooge-y top five reasonably good Christmas playlist :) Happy listening...
Meiko - Maybe Next Year. A hot Christmas song. For real.
Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson - Winter Song. Sweet Christmas melancholic lovelorn-ness. Right up my alley.
KT Tunstall - Sleigh Ride. Okay - more traditional than I can usually stomach. But it's a kinda cool take on it, and it's my little people's favourite Christmas kitchen dance song. We play it a LOT. So it's gotta make the cut.
Lenka - All My Bells Are Ringing. Cute. Swingy. Poppy. Kinda fun.
(These four are all from The Hotel Cafe Presents: Winter Songs)
Meaghan Smith - It Snowed! The ultimate snow-day song. (Not that we get any here in Edmonton).