Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Holiday Modern Rock Mix
Much to the chagrin of anyone who's lived with me between Thanksgiving and Christmas, my tolerance for Christmas music is high. Very, very high. For the past 5 years or so, I have happily listened to 3 albums for all of December: White Christmas by Bing Crosby, When My Heart Finds Christmas by Harry Connick, Jr., and Handel's Messiah. I'll pop them into the CD player and listen to them over, and over, and over again.
It puts me in the Christmas mood, but perhaps not those forced to listen along with me. But this year, there's a compromise! I just found out that the very best radio station of all time (Internet or otherwise), woxy.com, has a Holiday Mixer of Modern Rock! Just today I've already heard "Fairytale in New York" and many traditional Christmas songs sung by bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Yo La Tengo, Badly Drawn Boy, and even classics from Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, among others. It's fabulous!
They do warn you that there's only a few hundred hours of music in the mix, so if you listen to it frequently you may hear some repeats. Please! My former Christmas collection repeatedly hourly. Bring it on! I'm still holding out for some Bing, though. And--dare I hope for The Chipmunks? One can dream...