Thursday, December 15, 2016

Love Is Christmas - The 2016 Xmas Music Compilation

The thing about Bowie is, he was always five years ahead of the curve. He did it before everybody. So you can forgive me for thinking that, since he decided to check out in January, we’re all doomed. (And then Alan Rickman heard that Liev Schreiber was going to be doing Liaisons Dangereuses, said “It is beyond my control” so it broke your heart, and exited stage left, a gentleman all the way.)

That doomed feeling is such a winter thing, isn’t it? Whether you celebrate a birth, gather around a tree, light a brace of candles, get put through the wringer by a bunch of sadistic ghosts, or stamp your staff with glee, it’s all about birth and renewal in a waste of death and the withered, it’s all about love as a candle in the darkness, love as warmth against the chill of pettiness, love as an oasis of hope in the smug and pompous desert of contempt.

That desert takes many forms. That coldness always comes from new directions. That winter always feels like it will never end. But it does. As everything does.

Except love.

It’s who we are. It’s how we do. If there's a star in the sky that guides us, that's its name. And if we follow it, one day we'll look around and see no stranger's face. 

Merry happy, everybody.


The 2016 Xmas Compilation: Love Is Christmas

Part One: Love Is Who We Are

Clarence Puts It All In Perspective
Love Is ChristmasSara Bareilles
Joseph, Better You Than MeThe Killers
RiverAshley Monroe
Christmas Is All AroundSleeping At Last
Silent NightLisa Harrington
SilenceJack O’Rourke
Please Santa, Let’s GoVyvienne Long
Redribbon FoxesA Fine Frenzy
RudyBe Good Tanyas
Clothe Yourself For The WinterSofia Talvik
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownThe Harmony Grits
I Want A Boy For ChristmasThe Del Vetts
White ChristmasThe Ravens
I’ll Stay Home (New Year’s Eve)The Creators
Lonely This ChristmasLos Kingdom
MistletoeJustice Crew
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)John Holt
WonderlandHeidi Klum
Christmas Isn’t Christmas ‘Til You Get HereKylie Minogue

Part Two: Love Is How We Do

Text Me Merry ChristmasStraight No Chaser (featuring Kristen Bell)
To Christmas! (The Drinking Song)Straight No Chaser
A New Year’s CarolJoel Graham
Oh Santa (Bad World)Freedom Fry
Fairytale Of New YorkNo Use For A Name
Santa BabyThe Dollyrots
Angels We Have Heard On HighBad Religion
All I Want For Christmas Is YouThe Dollyrots
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownThe Reverend Horton Heat
Sweet ChristmasShonen Knife
Another Rock ‘n’ Roll ChristmasGary Glitter
Deck The Hall Boogie!Asleep At The Wheel
Egg Nog TwistThree Elfmen
Russian Sleigh SongThe Three Suns
Carol of The BellsThe Last Bison
The Christmas Massacre of Charlie BrownDJ John
St Nick The KnifeVoicedude
Black ChristmasPoly Styrene
Bonus Track

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