Posts Tagged ‘christmas music’

“All I Ever Get for Christmas is Blue” by Over the Rhine

December 24, 2008

Over the Rhine is one of our favorite bands here at Chum HQ.  If you’re not familiar, they have a similar sound to The Cowboy Junkies.  Comprised of husband and wife Linford Detweiler and Karen Bergquist and rotating band members, Over the Rhine has been making sweet, sweet music since 1991.  You should now go and purchase every single release by this band, both their studio releases and live recordings.

Bonus: one of the band’s songs was featured on the wedding compilation issued to all those fortunate enough to attend the nuptials of the Chum Master and Mrs. Chum.  What?  You weren’t invited?  It’s because we knew you’d regift that cheap toaster.  Again.

Check out this live performance of “All I Ever Get for Christmas is Blue” from their 2006 album Snow Angels.  It’s one of the best Christmas albums ever, next to The Darkest Night of the Year, another Over the Rhine release.   You can learn more about Over the Rhine at their official website or at their Myspace page.

“What Child is this, Anyway?” by Sufjan Stevens

December 24, 2008

Fan produced video.  Sufjan really makes this his own song with this rendition.

“Silent Night” by Sinead O’Connor

December 24, 2008

My personal favorite rendition of this beautiful song.

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Elvis Presley

December 24, 2008

“Let Me Sleep” by Pearl Jam

December 24, 2008

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland

December 24, 2008

The original, and best, version from the movie Meet Me in St. Louis.  I love melancholy Christmas music.

“Away in a Manger” by The Innocence Mission

December 24, 2008

“Christmas in Prison” by John Prine

December 15, 2008

A holiday favorite of the Chum Master’s…..John Prine didn’t produce a video for the song, so this is a fan-produced video.  I couldn’t care less about the political parts of the video, and if it offends you, well, stop watching.  But don’t stop listening…it’s a great song.  Prine is a wonderful songwriter.  Check out more on John Prine at his official website or MySpace.

“Put the Lights on the Tree” by Sufjan Stevens

December 11, 2008

Funky little animation accompanies the song…

Surefire Christmas gift: A (bleep) in a Box

December 4, 2008