Because Christmas music is fun, I thought I'd share what we have been listening to these days...

1. Phil Wickham- Songs for Christmas

2.  King's Kalediscope- Joy Has Dawned
I mentioned my love for them here.  It has been my morning companion as of late.

3.  Sufjan Stevens- Songs for Christmas
So many great songs.  Like a million or so.

4.  David Toney- Bright Bright Bright
This album got me out of an I-don't-feel-like-decorating-funk.

5.  Future of Forestry- Advent EP/ Advent EP vol. 2
Musical magic.  I could possibly listen to these albums all year long.  Even in July.

Just so fun.  Perfect for background party music.

 7.  The Antioch Christmas Album
Shauna's sister Grace's voice is unreal. 

8.  Folk Angel.
Any album.  Any song.
Where have they been all of my life?

(Albums also available on itunes...
as well as Spotify.  
Public service announcement:
I love Spotify and Pandora as much as the next girl.
But don't be shady.
It is so great for finding new, rad, music.
It is not so great for replacing the need to support musicians by actually purchasing music.
That is all.
Carry on.)

What are you listening to?
What do I need to add to my playlist?
I love learning about new music. 


  1. King's Kalediscope! Yay...They lead worship at our church. Glad you are enjoyed the lovelies of their album

  2. Jeremy Camp's new Christmas album is amazing, and DCB's Christmas one as well.

    And I can't forget to add VeggieTales Christmas cds cuz they make me giggle every time I hear them. && because Hubby randomly busts out singing parts of their songs when there isn't any other music playing and we do not have any children. Classic.

  3. love these!! just downloaded future of forestry this year...first time hearing them. amaze. probably our new favorite!
    i love musiq soulchild and john legend christmas recordings... mindy smith's holiday album is a super fave, and call me a weirdo, but annie lennox has a legit christmas album, too ;)


  4. The Temptations Christmas album...always a classic and fun! Michael Buble for quiet nights with the tree and some snuggles.

  5. Have you ever gone to A Christmas to Remember concert? SO GOOD. And their cd's rock! (They are on itunes, too!) Merry, merry!

  6. Hadn't heard Bright Bright Bright by David Toney. Sweet! Cuz I'm old school and a total nerd, I love the Carpenters Christmas :) Geek on!

  7. You should check out Straight No Chaser's Christmas CD!!

  8. Chis Tomlin Glory in The Highest & Michael Buble Let it Snow are both a daily occurrence here!

  9. Love your list...we have a lot of Folk Angel and Seabird's Christmas ep going on over here (Folk Angel's "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus/Joy to the World" brings me to tears EVERY TIME!)

  10. our oldest just received toby mac's christmas in divercity. nothing says christmas like hip hop carols! me? i like selah's christmas album, chris tomlin and other more traditional artists.

    and while she does not have a christmas album, you should be listening to christa wells. great stuff!

  11. We are listening to Fernando Ortega - but last time we had to turn it off because it is a bit depressing! :)

  12. LOVE Sufjan Stevens, especially "Lumberjack Christmas"! I really like the album "Hotel Cafe presents Winter Songs." We play Barenaked Ladies' "Barenaked for the Holidays" at least daily.

  13. Thanks for the recommendations! I LOVE Sufjan Stevens and just saw him in concert last week (finally someone fantastic comes to Montana!).... it was AMAZING!!!!!

  14. Check out Pink Martini --