Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas iMix for Dori

I spent some of the last few days putting together a Christmas iMix for Dori and the kids. My Mom likes the iPod playing at her famous dinners, and this year's Christmas picks should have her and our family toe-tappin' and reminiscing while enjoying our favorite Yuletide beverages. The kids, Kathryn especially, have been loving these songs the last few days ... Christmas music just goes across every generation, which the Lord may have intended.

I submitted this iMix titled "Christmas Songs for Dori" yesterday. It should be available sometime soon for your perusal. The iMix only took 17 of my 30 picks, so here's the full list if you're thinking about making your own compilation. Some of my favorites are "Skating" by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, "A Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives, "Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella" by Mannheim Steamroller and "Carol of the Bells" by David Benoit. The last three songs are from pianist Larry Mayfield, whose daughter Shelley used to babysit the kids. They're all great ... Enjoy!

Skating Vince Guaraldi Trio
A Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives
Christmas Is Coming David Benoit
Sleigh Ride Johnny Mathis
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
O Tannenbaum Gary Burton
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Andy Williams
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Dean Martin
The Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale
Little Saint Nick The Beach Boys
Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella Mannheim Steamroller
The Christmas Song Johnny Mathis
Christmastime Is Here Vince Guaraldi Trio
Fur Elise (Beethoven) David Benoit
Carol Of The Bells David Benoit
O Holy Night Nat King Cole
Greensleeves Mannheim Steamroller
Traditions of Christmas Mannheim Steamroller
The Holly and the Ivy Mannheim Steamroller
Coventry Carol Mannheim Steamroller
We Three Kings Mannheim Steamroller
The Nutcracker, Op.71: Overture Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, St. Petersburg & Valery Gergiev
The Nutcracker, Op.71: No. 2 March Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, St. Petersburg & Valery Gergiev
Believe Josh Groban
Little Drummer Boy Daryl Stuermer
The Christmas Song Diane Schuur
White Christmas Lee Ritenour

Larry Mayfield, Meditations for Christmas
Do You Hear What I Hear-I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Silver Bells
O Holy Night

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for these song ideas! Just caught up on your last fews posts...glad to know that Dori is home for Christmas!!
We Antonys are still in the midst of creating holiday traditions here in TN for the 4 of us...and enjoying every minute of it! While we dearly miss the hubbub of family gatherings & the snow, we have each other and wonderful blessed we are!
Merry,merry to the Browns...2008 will be GREAT!!