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Old 11-12-06, 11:32 AM
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Christmas albums/singles new for 2006?

Every year I compile a Christmas music CD for friends/family and I like to mix in some quality new songs with the old standards, so I'm always on the lookout for new stuff.

I know both Sarah McLachlan and Bootsy Collins put out Christmas albums this year.

What other Christmas albums and singles have been/will be released this year?
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Old 11-12-06, 11:53 AM
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Aimee Mann released a Christmas album a few weeks ago.

One More Drifter In The Snow

There are 8 covers and 2 original songs.
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Old 11-13-06, 12:56 AM
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By far the best Christmas album to come out this year will be the one by Sufjan Stevens.
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Originally Posted by birdseye
Aimee Mann released a Christmas album a few weeks ago.

One More Drifter In The Snow

There are 8 covers and 2 original songs.
I love Aimee's cover of "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" with Grant Lee Phillps.
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Old 11-13-06, 07:33 AM
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D'oh! My brother went to an Aimee Mann show a month or two ago and told me about her Christmas CD.

As for Sufjan, a little research shows that I already have the first three volumes, downloaded them last year. Good to hear that there'll be more new stuff.
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Billy Idol's HAPPY HOLIDAYS is great and fun.
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Old 11-14-06, 09:34 PM
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I just picked up the Celtic Women Christmas Album, which is pretty interesting for christmas music.
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Now That's What I Call Christmas 3 recently came out. Good mix of old and new.
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Martin Sexton came out with a CD called "Camp Holiday" of old Christmas favorites in Nov of 2005. Some really good remakes, some so-so ones, and a portion of the proceeds benefit camp Sunshine.
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Old 11-15-06, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Gdrlv
By far the best Christmas album to come out this year will be the one by Sufjan Stevens.
Lies.

Sarah's album is fantastic.
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Old 11-15-06, 05:32 PM
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Now That's What I Call Christmas 3 recently came out. Good mix of old and new.
I'm a big fan of the first two volumes, but I looked at 3's tracklist and I'm unimpressed. I think they had all the good "definitive versions" on the first two and there's nothing left.
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"Twisted Christmas" by Twisted Sister is new this year. I'm a big fan of 80's style glam rock, but I heard the clips on amazon and they are HORRID.
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Originally Posted by GuessWho
I'm a big fan of the first two volumes, but I looked at 3's tracklist and I'm unimpressed. I think they had all the good "definitive versions" on the first two and there's nothing left.
Good point, GW. There are only so many "classic" songs to go around, and many of them appeared on the first two volumes (although, being the sucker I am, I bought the 3rd one anyway). I do enjoy the first two a little bit better. IIRC, I got it for only $10 or $12 on sale at Target or WalMart a few weeks ago, so the price definitely swayed me, as well. Unfortunately, some of these songs were repeated on the first two albums. IMHO, however, a lesser version of the Now! series still seemed better than many of the other "best of" Christmas CDs that are out there.

Here's a track listing if anyone's curious:

http://www.amazon.com/Now-Christmas-...3518414#disc_1

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Twisted Sister \m/
http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Christ...e=UTF8&s=music
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Twisted Sister. Good and fun stuff with loud guitars.
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Twisted Sister. Good and fun stuff with loud guitars.
That was going to be my suggestion too.
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To add to my own thread, the Decemberists released a cover of "Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)" (along with some live tracks) exclusively on Sony Connect. You can stream it at Pitchfork:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/n...Dont_Get#39725

Never bought anything from there, but I like the song.
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