Friday, December 23, 2005
Christmas mix
Tomorrow morning bright and early I make the 12-hour trek to Tulsa. So you know what that means, don't you? It's time to make a Christmas mix for the roadtrip.

I'm pretty strict about Christmas music. Only after Thanksgiving. And not a day after Christmas. My taste is pretty scattered across the map, too. I prefer the nostalgic stuff. None of this contemporary pop stuff. Actually, Christmas music for me is pretty much stuck in the late 70s.

I grew up with a mix tape my dad had made from his records - Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, the Carpenters. Now, if I could just find "Come On, Ring Those Bells" by Evie Karlsson on mp3...

1. Hallelujah Chorus by Johnny Mathis
2. Joy to the World by Bing Crosby
3. Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Nat King Cole
4. O Come All Ye Faithful by Frank Sinatra
5. Carol of the Bells by the Carpenters
6. O Holy Night by Nat King Cole
7. I Heard the Bells on Christmas by Pedro the Lion
8. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by Sufjan Stevens
9. Anthem for Christmas by Michael W. Smith
10. Sleigh Ride by the Carpenters
11. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Billy May & His Orchestra
12. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
13. The Christmas Waltz by the Carpenters
14. Jingle Bells Cha-Cha-Cha by Pearl Bailey
15. Blue Christmas by Johnny Cash
16. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives
17. White Christmas by Bing Crosby
18. Winter Wonderland by Johnny Mathis
19. The Friendly Beasts by Sufjan Stevens
20. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Jars of Clay
21. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! by Johnny Mathis
22. What Child Is This, Anyway? by Sufjan Stevens
23. Adeste Fideles by Nat King Cole
24. Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella by Sufjan Stevens
25. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (except you, Kyle) by Judy Garland
26. Christmas Time Is Here by Belle & Sebastian

I had the pleasure this evening of sharing pita crackers and chicken curry cooked by Alan with Kyle looking like a wide-eyed culinary Padawan. A good evening of theological chitchat and compline prayer was had by all. Except for Conor, who occasionally interject, "You guys are weird."

posted by Peter at 12:25 AM
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