Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Getting In the Mood: Best Christmas Albums (vol. 3)


Here we are again, getting in the mood. Be sure to check the previous two posts, as well as the Getting in the Mood posts from 2020. Today we are on number three of my picks of the best Christmas Albums. If you didn't get the hint from number two, I'm a big guitar guy and I love Surf guitar and Surf Rock. So today I give you...

The Ventures:  "Christmas Joy"

Let's start with their take on "Winter Wonderland"...What a groove.

Next up, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." Not how you typically would expect to here this one, which is why I like it. A totally different feel and vibe to it.

Now lets get to that oldy but goody, "Sleigh Ride." If you're talking about Surf Rock and Christmas, this is exactly what you want to hear. Straight rocking, big drums, plucky groove and all.

How about one more for good measure. "Jingle Bells" opening up the album with a strong bass line, bring in the drums, organ and guitars boys...

That's some quality Christmas grooving.

Track List:

1. Jingle Bells
2. We Wish You a Merry Xmas
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Joy to the World
5. O Christmas Tree
6. Silent Night
7. Jark! The Herald Angels Sing
8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
9. O Holy Night
10. The Christmas Song
11. Sleigh Ride
12. We Three Kings
13. What Child is This
14. O Come All Ye Faithful
15. Deck the Halls
16. Feliz Navidad
17. Christmas Joy


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