Holiday Music (Free)
Let’s continue the holiday theme with some sounds of Christmas. First, I want to promote Noisetrade.com. They give out music collections for free from artists and just ask you to donate an amount of your choosing if you like what you hear. There are lots of holiday collections on their site now, but I’ve got 2 that I highly recommend adding to your Christmas rotation.
First is Sufjan Stevens Silver and Gold Holiday sampler from his latest Christmas album. It’s got 12 Christmas songs as only Sufjan can make them. It’s not for everyone, but Sufjan is always playing in my home, and I love adding his holiday stuff to the mix. If you like it, go buy the whole epic 58 song collection for only $15 off of iTunes. His previous holiday collection (which is a bit more folky) is a staple for our home on Christmas, and now we have even more to enjoy!
And second is a little more traditional option, and it has become my favorite holiday album. I feel like I play it once a day lately. It’s the Sleeping At Last Christmas Collection 2012. I was first introduced to Sleeping At Last last year when I got his 2011 Christmas collection, and for 2012 he’s added a new song to an already great playlist. All of his non-holiday music is fantastic too.
What are your favorite albums for the Holidays?