Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Related Links

Woodpecker Records Homepage
The Harvey Reid recording is available here.
Bridget Ball & Christopher Shaw Homepage
News, Tour Dates, recording and ordering info

HOME
Return to Don's Music Views.

Don's Music Views:Christmas Edition

Thanks for visiting my website, for the positive feedback and encouragement that I've gotten, and for your continued presence on my site. I'm happy to present this special edition of Don's Music Views that deals solely with Christmas music. I enjoy Christmas music and I've enjoyed putting together this special listing for you. I only hope that my recommendations contribute to making your holiday season more enjoyable.

The "classic" Christmas recordings are not represented here for the simple reason that we all know them, have heard them thousands of times, and that they are available on so many different collections that I couldn't possibly list them all here. This list is instead intended to shine a spotlight on contemporary Christmas recordings that I feel deserve further attention. Some of these recordings are not easily obtainable at your local music store. I provide ordering information, wherever I can, to help you find great music, and to help the artists who recorded it.

Recommended Christmas Recordings

1. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA/CHRISTMAS EVE & OTHER STORIES
     A symphonic rock edition of Christmas music.
          (available in most music stores)

2. HARVEY REID/THE HEART OF THE MINSTREL ON CHRISTMAS DAY
     A Christmas collection from the modern day minstrel.
          (see "Related Links" section, upper left corner)

3. AMY GRANT/A CHRISTMAS ALBUM
     Gospel? Pop? Whatever you want to call it it's great.
          (available in most music stores)

4. BRIDGET BALL & CHRISTOPHER SHAW/MOUNTAIN SNOW & MISTLETOE
    "             "             " /MOUNTAIN SNOW & MISTLETWO
     Two folk collections by a very talented couple.
          (call 518-674-8282 to order)

5. BRUCE COCKBURN/CHRISTMAS
     A great collection from the famous singer/songwriter.  
          (available in most music stores)

6. VARIOUS ARTISTS/ALLIGATOR RECORDS CHRISTMAS COLLECTION
     Celebrate the holidays with a shot of the blues.
          (available in most music stores)

7. THE TRACTORS/HAVE YOURSELF A TRACTORS CHRISTMAS
     A holiday collection with the country twang of a great band.
          (available in most music stores)

8. THE ALBION BAND/A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM THE ALBION BAND
     Ashley Hutchings leads this English folk offering for the holidays.
          (available only as an English import) 

Donald J. Donofrio III

ddonofrio3@snet.net
2 North Main St. Apt. P213
Beacon Falls, CT 06403
United States