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Published on December 9th, 2017 | by Larry Lootsteen

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Do You Have A Musical Family Christmas Tradition?

I know. Christmas can bring out the best and worst of all of us. Often on the same day and potentially at the same time. Traditions are always a part of this time of year. Maybe you play games on Christmas Eve. Maybe you go caroling. Or maybe you live like a Bing Crosby Christmas special and sing around the ol’ grand piano.

Does your annual gathering of the clans in December have any specific musical traditions? Mine does.

Back in 1995 I bought a cd called Cool Christmas. With artists like Barenaked Ladies, Lou Reed, Aztec Camera, Flaming Lips and many more, it was a no brainer. I have played this cd every year since. I love it and the family loves it. I’ll add a few more examples from the album below, including the all time favourite for us and likely you as well.

So how about you? What are your musical Christmas traditions?

And this is the best Christmas song of all time!

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4 Responses to Do You Have A Musical Family Christmas Tradition?

  1. Greg Byrnes says:

    Oi! To The World by the Vandals. I listen to it every year and laugh myself stupid. Infantile, puerile, not very politically correct (not mean spirited though). It’s a classic.

  2. Christopher Clute says:

    Christmas in Prison by John Prine.

  3. Paul Burns says:

    Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s Christmas! To this DAY! I remember laying on the floor as a kid in front of the big wooden speakers in the family room, while my Dad got the record out!

    Super cheese country Christmas, and oh so good!

  4. tsunami says:

    Pogues and The Waitresses must be heard and enjoyed to make the season complete!

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