Don’t Believe in Christmas
Thu 5 Dec Tiring of the fact that no one wanted to buy albums of experimental American primitive guitar music, but they bought White Christmas every year, John Fahey recorded an album of Christmas instrumentals. It was, by a margin, his bestselling record. Atypical of his work, but beautiful. What happened when they stayed up late to try to catch a glimpse of Santa?
No other holiday dominates our listening like Christmas. During this season, we are exposed to a seemingly never ending playlist of Christmas music. How much? How much Christmas music is there? It is actually quite hard to pinpoint the exact number of Christmas songs. First, every week during the holiday season thousands more Christmas songs are added to the set. Second, some songs are seasonal — is Frosty The Snowman a Christmas song? Not literally, but it gets a lot of play at this time of year, even by the antipodes.
Whether you're decorating the Christmas tree , throwing an over-the-top party, or simply trying to get hyped for the holiday season, a festive soundtrack with all the best Christmas songs is essential to set the mood. Hey, what else are you going to listen to while you deck the halls? Holiday music has some of the most time-honored performances from some of our most celebrated artists. Then there are the holiday novelty songs, which come out one season a year, like the perfect advent treat. And finally, there are also some of our pop-music favorites, who are able to put their own twists on those timeless classics. And Mariah, who exists in a category all her own. Bing Crosby's classic hit about a picturesque Christmas scene is one of the most popular holiday songs ever — Guinness World Records even named it the best-selling single of all time. We couldn't stop at one Crosby tune; his heartfelt holiday song is a moving tribute to the soldiers fighting in World War II. Louis, which is about four daughters coming of age while getting ready to move to New York. Time for a re-watch?