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    I think Tiger Moth Tales "The Depths of Winter" will be a regular Christmas listen for me. A really nice, wintery album. Like Kate Bush's 50 Words for Snow in that it's wintery and seasonal more than Christmasy. Excellent prog.

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    Anyone have any of Mr. Guaraldi's other recordings? Are they similar? Recommendations?
    Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus is a must. It contains his hit, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind.” So the story goes: animator Bill Melendez was crossing the Bay Bridge, heard that song on the radio, and decided that was the sound he needed for his upcoming Peanuts TV special. And history was made.
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    I like the Jethro Tull Christmas album.

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    I like listening to British folk rock/prog bands (Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Amazing Blondel, Pentangle etc.) on Christmas. For whatever reason, they give me that Christmas vibe without getting on my nerves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viukkis View Post
    I like listening to British folk rock/prog bands (Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Amazing Blondel, Pentangle etc.) on Christmas. For whatever reason, they give me that Christmas vibe without getting on my nerves.
    Yeah, a good idea!
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    Interesting and kitsch at the same time.

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    I got Neal Morse.
    I got Chris Squire.
    I got Jethro Tull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    I got Neal Morse.
    I got Chris Squire.
    I got Jethro Tull.

    I think I'm ready!!!
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    I have been visiting Mom in SW Fla for the week.
    Her favorite radio station is 2/3 Christmas music and 1/3 easy listening 'favorites'
    I have heard so many versions of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Holy Shirt.
    One of my all time least favorite holiday songs ( I find it very depressing, see the original in "Meet me in St Louis" for context " ).
    Let's just say that I have had a retail workers seasonal dose of Holiday in a week.

    I am not a Grinch, we will have a Christmas/Holiday mix on at home for the remainder of the season, but I skip the seriously maudlin stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viukkis View Post
    I like listening to British folk rock/prog bands (Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Amazing Blondel, Pentangle etc.) on Christmas. For whatever reason, they give me that Christmas vibe without getting on my nerves.
    Same here. Add Kings College Singers...Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band....Herb Alpert......Charlie Brown Christmas.
    My Annual challenge is to get all the Christmas decorations up BEFORE I get sick of the music!
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    I love some Christmas music.

    Some days ago I played Die Prinzen - Festplatte

    Now I'm listening to Pe Werner - Ne Prise Zimt

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    A little bit Christmas, a little bit proggy - great keys and flute:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post


    Interesting and kitsch at the same time.
    This holds a special place for me as I do think it is an excellent song but more importantly, I remember watching it the my parents and siblings when it originally aired. Dad was a huge Bing fan and he was always played at the house. To have one of rock's heroes sing with one of my Dad's favorites and everyone liked the song was special. I still play this song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I think Tiger Moth Tales "The Depths of Winter" will be a regular Christmas listen for me. A really nice, wintery album. Like Kate Bush's 50 Words for Snow in that it's wintery and seasonal more than Christmasy. Excellent prog.

    This is really good. Have to find the cd. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangram View Post
    This is really good. Have to find the cd. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by viukkis View Post
    I like listening to British folk rock/prog bands (Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Amazing Blondel, Pentangle etc.) on Christmas. For whatever reason, they give me that Christmas vibe without getting on my nerves.
    I agree but have no idea why British folk conjures up Christmas.


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    I picked up the new edition of the Blackmore's Night album Winter Carols. Haven't listened yet, not quite time. Another week or so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by viukkis View Post
    I like listening to British folk rock/prog bands (Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Amazing Blondel, Pentangle etc.) on Christmas. For whatever reason, they give me that Christmas vibe without getting on my nerves.
    Check out the Christmas disc from The Players. It's a Andy MacKay/Phil Manzenara production, featuring acoustic and instrumental versions of most every xmas song in a very traditional arrangement. The only xmas disc I own, or need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    I have been visiting Mom in SW Fla for the week.
    Her favorite radio station is 2/3 Christmas music and 1/3 easy listening 'favorites'
    I have heard so many versions of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Holy Shirt.
    One of my all time least favorite holiday songs ( I find it very depressing, see the original in "Meet me in St Louis" for context " ).
    Let's just say that I have had a retail workers seasonal dose of Holiday in a week.

    I am not a Grinch, we will have a Christmas/Holiday mix on at home for the remainder of the season, but I skip the seriously maudlin stuff.
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    Definetely winter mode






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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Fort Myers, Cape Coral or Naples?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Sanibel. WAVV 101.1
    Damn, this made want to try to tune into this station just for a laugh, and I can't. No online stream I can find, I even checked the Radio Garden website. Sniff...
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    My old fallback is Windham Hill's A Winter Solstice (1985). No lyrics, every composition high-quality, and winter-themed, not merely Christmas carols.

    "And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision."

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    Fats Domino did a great version of Frosty the Snowman, which is a song that I hate but his version is catchy.

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