17 December 2009

holiday home :: part III

if you stepped inside our apartment, this is what you'd hear,
a mix of old + new christmas songs, my very merry mix cd.

Merry Mix '09
1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan
2. Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane) / Doris Day
3. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing / Carrie Underwood
4. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas / Harry Connick, Jr.
5. Santa Baby / Taylor Swift
6. All I Want For Christmas Is You / Olivia Olson
7. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree / Miley Cyrus
8. Come On Ring Those Bells / Kristin Chenoweth
9. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer / Jack Johnson
10. Christmas for Cowboys / John Denver
11. Joy To The World / Faith Hill
12. Christmas Is Paintin' The Town / Oak Ridge Boys*
13. Baby, It's Cold Outside / James Taylor featuring Natalie Cole
14. Mele Kalikimaka / Bette Midler
15. Children, Go Where I Send Thee (Live) / Johnny Cash
16. Little Saint Nick / The Beach Boys
17. Angels We Have Heard On High / Sixpence None The Richer
18. Joy to the World / Sufjan Stevens
19. Christmas Song / Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
20. Winter Song / Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
21. Auld Lang Syne / Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis
22. Silent Night / Priscilla Ahn

Bonus Tracks
Christmas / Death Cab for Cutie
Away In a Manger / Sufjan Stevens
Frosty the Snowman / Fiona Apple
Let it Snow / Michael Bublé
Sleigh Ride / Spice Girls
Christmas Duets / Elvis Presley
The Chanukah Song / Neil Diamond

*this is the song of my childhood christmases. i vividly remember being six years old, in my nightgown and rewinding the oak ridge boys cassette tape again and again and again, dancing around the red checked love seat in our family room. our (seemingly) ginormous flocked tree stood in the corner and my mom bustled about in the kitchen. with me singing on the top of my lungs. some things never change.

• and yes, the christmas season brings out the country music lover in me. or was that moving to idaho? either way, benji loves to bop and clap to the country station. i see no better reason for a country style jam session, than in the country fields with my country mouse.

• more jammin' in your jammies christmas carols over at your heart out.


caitlin said...

I always love a good mixed cd. This sounds like a great one. Can't wait to hop onto Itunes now!

kh said...

WOW! fabulous mix!

Melissa A said...

This is such a great idea for a gift and I love the way you packaged it up. You are so cute and creative. I love your simple down home ideas and your childhood sentimentality and your consistant love of everyday life. It keeps us all motivated to be grateful for the simple things in life.

Amanda said...

what a fun idea. that would be a great neighbor gift!!!

Tiffany said...

That's a great mix, but what I'm kind of dying over is the packaging. Whoa!

Jessica said...

Tha OakRidge Boys album was my jam too... I remember listening to that record over and over again. I'm pretty sure I had a whole dance show made up for the entire album.

Lovely Lindsay said...

you are rockin' the christmas mix. love this. love, lindsay

Eileen said...

ooh great list! #1 is one of my Christmas favorites. (Have you heard Sarah McLachlan's other holiday songs? LOVE them!) Will have to check out some of the others, I always love adding new tunes to my Christmas mixes :)

Did you know that iTunes and Amazon are offering free Christmas mp3s? There are a few good ones from their mixes (including a number of country-ish ones, for your country side - like a very bluegrass Auld Lang Sine, which is unexpected but I like it!). Not sure how to post links in here, but you can find them easily on both sites (also, I wrote a post about it if you click into my blog - it has the links directly to the free downloads).

I am envisioning a marathon of CD-burning in the near future, for my upcoming drive back home for the holidays :)

Erin {pughs' news} said...

That's a great playlist you've got there, Marta! Christmas brings out my love of country music too... I love the Garth Brooks Christmas cd!

Miranda said...

wow, I love everything on that list! it was no surprise to me that sufjan, jack, and dave made christmas music just as fantastic as their regular music.

anna jo said...

oh my, am listening to this merry mix right now! I love it. and so does miles. thanks again :)

jess said...

oooh. must have. you just inspired me to look up every last one and contemplate purchase:) and your christmas card? A-DORABLE. love all things marta.

Lee said...

WONDERFUL! I might have to add in some Andy Williams and Tony Bennett to mine, but LOVE your choices.

Hil said...

love this mix. little guy has been dancing to it ever since you dropped it off in it's pretty handmade cd sleeve! thank you for sharing!

KJ said...

hooray for doris day, and I recommend checking out lady antebellum's "baby it's cold outside" if you are on a country kick. it's ok. embrace the country music. it's ok.

Amanda said...

Such a good idea to package it that way! You come up with the most creative ideas! Love it! I made a mixed christmas cd as well, but it's just in a plain cd case :)

[eeny] said...

Great Mix... thanks for sharing.
I was just putting together a Christmas mix, too.
I love your case by the way.

Travelin'Oma said...

I've been listening to your mix all day. I especially love Auld Lang Syne. And James Taylor? If he asked me to stay, I'd stay.

summer said...

the mix cd has to be one of the greatest things of our generation. i'm mad about it. thanks again, mart!

ps. ooh! the kirtsy book on your sidebar.. you're famous!

Jake said...

We love our custom CD!! Thanks...

Lauren said...

I think Winter Song #20 is the MOST beautiful song in the worldddddd! I play this for lots of occasions other than Christmas...it's a fave of mine.

Amy said...

I'm totally diggin' all your Christmas creativity and cleverness!

Happy Christmas!

Abby said...

I was lucky enought to receive one of these great mixes and I love it. So impressed with the packaging as well! Thanks Mart!

the whyte house said...

love the mix. been enjoying some jars of clay this holiday, too. how did i miss 'hibernation day' and 'winterskin'? love finding new holiday songs. wonderful post.

oneordinaryday said...

I also have a couple mixed cds full of a very eclectic mix of great Christmas songs. I'm going to have to pay a visit to itunes to give a listen to some of yours that I haven't heard.

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