057R Not Your Average Christmas Music

Remastered from five years ago and not showing its age at all, a fine selection of Christmas music for children of all ages.  It was appreciated by a slightly larger audience than the first time around too, which was very gratifying.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Angels From The Realms of Glory Rick Wakeman Christmas Variations 2000
Solstice Mary Jane Solstice 2014
Santa Claws Is Coming to Town Alice Cooper, Billy Sheehan, John 5 & Vinny Appice We Wish You a Metal X-Mas and a Headbanging New Year 2008
Run Rudolph Run Billy Gibbons, Dave Grohl & Lemmy Kilmister; We Wish You a Metal X-Mas and a Headbanging New Year 2009
In Santa’s Claws Pretty Maids In Santa’s Claws 1990
Greensleeved Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003
Winter Song Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
The Nativity III: The Kings / Shepherd’s Arise The Home Service The Mysteries 1997

Main show

Gloria In Excelsis Al Jarreau Christmas 2008
Carol of the Bells Pentatonix That’s Christmas to Me 2014
White Winter Hymnal Pentatonix That’s Christmas To Me 2014
Pat A Pan Mannheim Steamroller Christmas In The Aire 1995
Gower Wassail Steeleye Span First Steps 2002
Kate Rusby / Joy to the World Kate Rusby While Mortals Sleep 2011
Yorkshire Merry Christmas Kate Rusby The Frost Is All Over 2015
Huron Carol Heather Dale This Endris Night 2002
The Boar’s Head Carol Steeleye Span & Maddy Prior A Rare Collection 1972-1996 1999
Drive the Cold Winter Away Johnny Coppin A Country Christmas 1995
O Come, O Come, Immanuel Annie Haslam It Snows in Heaven Too 2000
Tune for a Blythsome Turkey The Albion Band Christmas Album 1999
Personent Hodie The Albion Band Another Christmas Present From The Albion Band 2010
Silent Night Bela Fleck And The Flecktones Jingle All The Way 2008
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Manhattan Transfer The Christmas Album 1992
Another Christmas Song Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003
I Believe in Father Christmas Greg Lake Single 1975
Feliz Navidad Chicago Chicago Christmas: What’s It Going To Be, Santa 2003
Bouree Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town The Supremes Merry Christmas 1965
Merry Christmas Everybody Slade single 1973
A Christmas Carol Tom Lehrer The Remains Of Tom Lehrer 2000
Suddenly It’s Christmas Loudon Wainwright III Career Moves 1993
Stille Nacht Carreras, Cole, Domingo Celebration Of Christmas 1996
1- ‘Gloria in excelsis Deo’;
2- ‘Et in Terra pax’;
3 – ‘Gratias agimus tibi’;
4 – ‘Propter magnam gloriam’
Kings College Choir, Academy of Ancient Music Vivald: Gloria 2002
For unto us a child is born Tavener Choir & Players Andrew Parrott / Handel / Messiah 1996
Up On The Housetop Al Jarreau Christmas 2008

Postshow

Patapan Heather Dale This Endris Night 2002
Winter Wonderland Dave Brubeck A Dave Brubeck Christmas 1996
Santa Claus is Coming to Town Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan Santa’s Bag – An All-Star Jazz Christmas 1994
Death Or Glory Wassail Sid Kipper Boiled In The Bag 1997
Herderkenslied ‘t Kliekske ‘t Is Met Dees Koude Winterse Dagen 2000
Salutation Carol (15th century MS) The Sixteen, Harry Christophers An Early English Christmas Collection 2004
Nowell sing we, both all and some (c.1450 Seldon MS) The Sixteen, Harry Christophers An Early English Christmas Collection 2004
Sing Lullaby Polyphony, Stephen Layton A Christmas Present from Polyphony 2004
Wintersmith Steeleye Span Wintersmith 2013
Hocus Pocus Focus Live, Old Grey Whistle Test 1972