Carley’s Christmas Favorites

Our final round of staff-picks for 2012!

American Song provides an impressive array of streaming audio for your entertainment. Here are some of my favorite finds. Note that there are pages upon pages of albums, so I suggest you type “Christmas” in the search bar and have at it if none of these picks tickle your fancy!

20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: Jackson 5(!)

A real classic. Who doesn’t love Michael’s high notes in “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”?

The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Album/Christmas with John Fahey, Vol. II

An all-around winner appropriate for dressing the tree, dinner and cocktail parties.

Christmas with Rosemary Clooney

and without further adieu: 

Katie LaRaye Waldren: Cold Frosty Morning, A Celebration of Christmas on Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer

Trust me, it’s really nice.


And here are some more picks from our Christmas CD Collection Subject Guide:

A Charlie Brown Christmas – CD 5057

On a Sensual Night, performed by AU’s own On a Sensual Note, 2007 – CD 5178

What if Mozart Wrote “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”, Hampton String Quartet – CD 426

The Ventures’ Christmas Album – CD 5062

Sing we Noel: Christmas Music from England & Early America, Boston Camerata – CD 201

Happy Holidays, all!