Craig’s favourite Christmas songs 2

At this time of year there is only Christmas music playing at my house. I walk to and from work with my portable CD player listening to a different Christmas CD each day. The radio in Mark’s car is tuned to the station that plays Christmas music twenty-four hours a day and he is well trained not to dare touch the tuner.

On December 21, 2009 I posted my first Craig’s favourite Christmas songs post and here is the second. These songs are always bouncing through my head and I can listen to them over and over.

“Joy to the World” by the Ray Conniff Singers:

I have four CD’s of Christmas music by the Ray Conniff Singers and I love this particularly bouncy version of the carol.

“Christmas in New York” by the Pointer Sisters:

After a lengthy recording hiatus the Pointers released this song in 2005. It features all sisters sharing lead vocal: Ruth, Anita and Ruth’s daughter Issa. Sleigh bells ring, Pointer Sisters sing! 

“Must be Santa” by Mitch Miller and the Gang:

Miller, who died last year at the age of 99, led his gang of singers on the Holiday Sing Along with Mitch album from 1961. I can play this song ten times in a row and never tire of it.

“Listen, the Snow is Falling” by Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band:

This is the B-side to the Christmas classic “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”. Give “Listen” a listen for the best introduction to the music of Yoko Ono. 

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