I love this time of year. I love the cold. I love the holidays and I love the snow.
I also really love Christmas music. Every year, I try to find something new. I haven’t been able to accomplish that just this year, but the songs that are on repeat on my iPad are two relatively new indie-artist songs that fall right into my wheelhouse of music that I like all year round.
From The Hotel Cafe’s collection “Winter Songs” is Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson’s Winter Song. So melancholy and gorgeous and just captures the wintertime feeling so well. Love this song. The video is pretty great too.
This next one is a song I’ve had for a year, but only really fell in love with this season. Indie folk dude Sufjan Stevens released a 5-disc collection last year called “Songs for Christmas”. I adore this collection. There are some traditional Christmas hymns, some updated carols and a collection of new songs. This is one of my favorites. There’s no official video, but this is a pretty good piece.
What are your favorite Christmas tunes this year?