Holidays are difficult, as they seem to magnify everything that’s right or wrong about our lives. I’ve, many times, been left scratching my head on Christmas Eve, wondering why things aren’t how they should be.
In light of that, I wanted to make a mix that would be both joyous and reflective. And in both cases, I think it must be reverent. I hope you like it.
- “Early on One Christmas Morn” – Bruce Cockburn (Christmas/Sony/1993)
- “Still, Still, Still” – The Billions (Quiet as It’s Kept/independent/2000)
- “Snow Flakes” – The Ventures (The Ventures’ Christmas Album/Dolton/1965)
- “Silent Night/Lord Can You Hear Me” – The Flaming Lips (Christmas on Mars/Warner Brothers/2008)
- “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” – Julian Koster (The Singing Saw at Christmastime/Merge/2008)
- “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” – George Harrison (Living in the Material World/Capitol/1973)