In search of good Christmas music

  1. Hi all -
    Every year I want to listen to some good Christmas carols, and pull out my collection. And every year I am disappointed.
    I grew up Catholic, going to church and singing Christmas carols in Latin, no less! Not looking for Latin, but just searching for some good ole fashioned Christmas carols, like Silent Night, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, We Three Kings, Oh Holy Night, Good King Wens (never could spell that name), Adeste Fidalis, Joy to the World, - you all know what ones I mean.
    And I don't want the 'modern' versions - dang, some of them sound like hip-hop. And no singer screeching or dragging out the notes. No hopped up music, making a 4 minute song into 2 minutes. Could handle instrumentals but would prefer singing.
    Saw an ad on TV a few weeks ago but lost the phone number. Anyone know of any good music CD's for the holidays. My dh suggested we try a Christian store and I might do that but figured I'd ask here first.
  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   prmenrs

    I just got this CD by the Moody Blues and I really like it.

    Also, if there is a Pauline Books and Media store in your area, they have awesome Christmas and other Christian/Catholic music. Some of it just makes me melt!

    This link will help you see if there is one near you:
  4. by   weetziebat
    Thanks. Am sure the Moody Blues would make good music, just looking for the more traditional songs.
    The store that you mention is not in my area, but you can order online, which again makes me wonder how we ever got along before the time of computers.
  5. by   gauge14iv
    Try the old standard Bing Crosby - that's about as traditional as you can get, or the Morman Tabernacle choir.
  6. by   CseMgr1
    I still have my old collection of traditional Christmas music which I purchased way back when in 1970 from a Penney's catalog...recorded on four 33-1/3 LP records. It has everything from The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Bing Crosby, Mahalia Jackson ("Go Tell it on the Mountain"), to Gene Autry, Jim Nabors..and last, but not least...Julie Andrews, who was in her prime. I have not been able to find another collection of Christmas music like this one since..and never will.
    Last edit by CseMgr1 on Dec 11, '05
  7. by   donsterRN
    One of my favorite Holiday discs "A Festival of Carols" by the Robert Shaw Orchestra and Chorale. I think I ordered it from some years ago. It's beautiful. Also, last year I bought "The Best Christmas Album in the World" or something like that. It's a double disc set with classical and operatic pieces; all of the traditional stuff is there, and some work I hadn't heard of before is included also. It's very beautiful, too.
  8. by   weetziebat
    Quote from Don3218
    Also, last year I bought "The Best Christmas Album in the World" or something like that.

    Aaarrgh! Don, "or something like that" !!! (just joking with ya, thanks for the info)
  9. by   truern
    Actually, Clay Aiken has some great Christmas music out....I enjoy his "Mary Did You Know?" even more than Kenny Rogers's version.
  10. by   prmenrs
    The first time I heard that "Mary Did You Know?" was on one of the Pauline CDs.
  11. by   NRSKarenRN

    earl grant (60's): winter wonderland

    nate king cole: the christmas song

    kenny g instrumental: the greatest holiday classics

    top ten christmas albums:

    the carpenters: christmas portrait

    barry manilow: a christmas gift of love

    billboard top christmas hymns:

    robert simeone corale also has good album
  12. by   prmenrs
    Remember Ed Ames? He had some great Christmas albums.
  13. by   prmenrs
    I was looking for Ed Ames-he had a great Christmas album-@ Amazon and found this:
  14. by   donsterRN
    Quote from weetziebat
    Aaarrgh! Don, "or something like that" !!! (just joking with ya, thanks for the info)
    You're right, of course. I should've been specific, or not posted if I didn't know. The disc is "The #1 Christmas Album" released by Decca Records.