I’m currently listening to the Holidays Rule 2012 Christmas Album:
I came across this album while again, browsing Relevant Magazine. I was listening to a podcast featuring Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay and this funky ‘Jingle Bells’ song played. Looking at the episode music list, I discovered it was by the “Sugar & The Hi Lows”. Unfortunately, I couldn’t locate their music (read: couldn’t download) so I checked out the other artists. A simply search on Youtube led me to this Holidays Rule album which features Christmas covers by various artists. I’m not a music buff unlike my husband so I only know Paul McCartney and Rufus Wainwright from the list.
Aside from retro and vintage stuff, I’m currently digging old music so I love this particular album. Most of the songs are covers but I enjoyed listening to them. The album has been playing since I got a copy. My favorite is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten. Rufus was the same guy who sang the “Hallelujah” song played on the movie Shrek.
I’m not a Beatles fan but Sir Paul McCartney‘s The Christmas Song with Diana Krall on the piano is another favorite. And then there’s the ‘Auld Lang Syne’ by Andrew Bird which gives a new twist to the usually boring song.
I don’t know how else to describe the songs in the album so better check them out and see for yourself:
PS: I am not a music blogger.