Friday, December 16, 2011

The branches have traded their leaves for white sleeves

It's very definitely Christmastime here in Edinburgh. The German market has been peddling its wares for some time now [cue me getting free stollen in exchange for pronouncing it correctly], there's a decided nip in the air, and everyone is panicking about presents. Me, I'm nearly sorted. Things have been knitted [being deliberately vague due to the propensity of family members to read this blog], all sorts of deliciousness has been baked to give away to friends, the Christmas dinner has been planned, Christmas cards with my very own mix CD have been posted. 

This is my season, people. 

You may be slightly miffed by the less-than-seasonal photos here, but bear with me. This year I'm making a video filled with festive cheer, and I simply cannot multitask and record and take photos at the same time. I'll make it up to you with both indie Christmas songs and a zip file of my Christmas card mixtape, for those of you poor souls unlucky enough to be left off my Christmas list.

Christmas Mix CD - Download .zip file here
Perry Como - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Nat King Cole - The Happiest Christmas Tree
O'Jays - Christmas Just Ain't Christmas (Without The One You Love)
Aretha Franklin - Kissing By The Mistletoe
Dean Martin - Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Stevie Wonder - Someday At Christmas
Perry Como - Home For The Holidays
Frank Sinatra - I Believe
Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Dean Martin - A Marshmallow World
Louis Armstrong - 'Zat You Santa Claus?
Dickie Valentine - The Christmas Alphabet
Ella Fitzgerald - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Ronettes - Frosty The Snowman
Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run
Louis Armstrong - Christmas In New Orleans
Jimmy Durante - Make Someone Happy
Ella Fitzgerald - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?


  1. Your entries are always simple and elegant. I don't think you'll ever know the influence your blog had on my own unless you saw what my blog used to be before I saw yours. Have a happy holiday. Keep the posts coming. Don't be a stranger :)

  2. I love all of your music! Please keep posting albums like this!

  3. Where do you get all your music from?

  4. That's an amazing Christmas mix. I love the simple stories, pictures and music you share. :)

  5. Thanks for giving away this awesome Christmas list and songs to us! May we all have a peaceful and happy holiday!

  6. Just like Eric Cantu, your blog has been an inspiration for mine...
    Thanks you for such a beautiful mix and for sharing the Christmas cheer with me and all other...simply love it. <3

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