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It is that time of year again when we listen to horridly wretched music to celebrate the alleged imaginary deity-human hybrid spawn whose emergence forms the Central Dogma of a splinter-cult that succeeded (not Molecular Biology, sorry, and apologies to Sir Francis).

 

What do you find tolerable?

 

My nominations:

 

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Also, not that this is relevant or anything, but the new dog, who just turned 1 year old, eats the ornaments off the tree.

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More than tolerable - even for the non-religious

 

Handel Messiah

J.S.Bach Christmas Oratorio

 

Of course my favorite is Carpenters Christmas Portrait

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I find that I do enjoy listening to this bit of music.

 

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Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi - best one ever, I don't care if it has become cliche

 

Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas, Kenny Burrell

 

Go Tell It on the Mountain, Blind Boys of Alabama - gospel but the real deal, nothing cheesy here

 

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01 Merry Christmas Baby.aiff

02 Santa's Blues.aiff

03 Blue Holiday.aiff

04 Silent Night.aiff

05 Christmas Comes But Once A Year.aiff

06 Please Come Home For Christmas.aiff

07 A Song For Christmas.aiff

08 Stay With Me.aiff

09 To Someone That I Love.aiff

10 Christmas In Heaven.aiff

11 Bringing In A Brand New Year.aiff

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Go Tell It on the Mountain, Blind Boys of Alabama - gospel but the real deal, nothing cheesy here

 

 

+1 for Blind Boys

 

Here's my fave

 

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I also really like this one as something to sooth the soul when I think about minority vice president-elect Pence

 

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... celebrate the alleged imaginary deity-human hybrid spawn whose emergence forms the Central Dogma of a splinter-cult that succeeded (not Molecular Biology, sorry, and apologies to Sir Francis).

 

...

 

Also, not that this is relevant or anything, but the new dog, who just turned 1 year old, eats the ornaments off the tree.

 

most excellent introduction

 

if a Golden, they were selected to have curiosity and a lot of sensory input via the mouth, teeth & tongue - besides being interesting, the ornaments are suspended like apples on a tree (my 2.5 yr old Golden grabbed a ball of Al foil out of a recycling bin last night and carried it several blocks home - I explained to him that I would trade him a nice biskie for it when I took it away)

 

besides a Merry Jazzmas, I may listen to the musings of Arjuna:

 

The Bhagavad Gita — Jacob Needleman

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if a Golden, they were selected to have curiosity and a lot of sensory input via the mouth, teeth & tongue - besides being interesting, the ornaments are suspended like apples on a tree (my 2.5 yr old Golden grabbed a ball of Al foil out of a recycling bin last night and carried it several blocks home - I explained to him that I would trade him a nice biskie for it when I took it away)

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"I like to eat tinsel off the Christmas tree. My owner isn't too happy when he has to pull it out the other end".

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In the early 80s when Windham Hill became popular they had a few holiday-like or "Christmasy" albums which I though for the most part were pretty good. Been years since I've listened so not sure they'd hold up well now.

 

You would be alluding to WH's "A Winter's Solstice" series of CDs. They had released 5 or so different "Winter's Solstice" albums, as well as some other 'Christmas-y' stuff that I can't think of now.

 

Now, solo pianist George Winston's "December" is past 25 years old, and it is still a very relevant and timeless recording. Highly recommended.

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You would be alluding to WH's "A Winter's Solstice" series of CDs. They had released 5 or so different "Winter's Solstice" albums, as well as some other 'Christmas-y' stuff that I can't think of now.

 

Now, solo pianist George Winston's "December" is past 25 years old, and it is still a very relevant and timeless recording. Highly recommended.

 

 

Yes, A Winter Solstice is it. Actually, I still have the first pressing LPs, as well as George Winston's season-themed ones.

 

+1 for Vince Guaraldi as well.

 

Not sure why this is all referred to as the "least horrible", that would infer they are all horrible but to different degrees. Some of these posts mention mighty fine music.

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Frank Sinatra's "A Jolly Christmas" ranks highest for me among the pop/jazz Christmas albums. Recorded when his voice at age 40 was just starting to mature into his best-sounding decade IMHO. You can enjoy the song arrangements and his singing without regard to the Christmas theme, although I like that aspect, too.

 

 

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