Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Playlist

Instead of Something Old, Something New this week, I've decided (seeing as it is Christmas Eve after all) to share a bit of a Christmas Playlist. I don't like listening to the regular carols as I've heard them and played them a million times before and after doing a few carols gigs every year it's easy to get sick of them. This is a bit of a mixed up playlist, but I hope you find something new and maybe enjoy it.

First up we have a couple of numbers from the Eisley Family Christmas EPs (one from 2011 and one from 2012). According to Wiki: Eisley is a rock band from Texas (I haven't listened to their normal output yet but as far as I can tell from listening to their Christmas EP's they're not really a rock band.. Very Indie/Alternative sound) and is made up of a bunch of siblings and a cousin. I think that is such a cool thing! Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy and Garron DuPree (although Sherri and Stacy are married so have different last names and different side projects with their new husbands, Perma and Sucré respectively). I first stumbled on Sherrie DuPree when I was going through my hair-dying faze and was looking for images of people who had blue hair. She is possibly one of the coolest people I don't know! She changes her hair colour all the time to any colour of the rainbow using Special Effects hair dye (some of them glow under UV light!!) she has amazing quirky taste in clothing and home decor, and she's a beautiful artist: just check out her site. I wish I could draw like her and be as cool as her. Inspiring! (go follow her on Instagram or Pinterest ;)

Anyway, my favourite thing on the Family Christmas EPs (which is available for free download btw) is White Christmas Nightmare by Sherri and her husband Max Bemis from the 2011 EP. I love it because it's really whacky and different.

The next favourite choice off the Christmas EP is from the 2012 one and is I'll be Home for Christmas by Merriment. Merriment is made up of Christie and Collin DuPree, I guess they're the siblings that aren't in Eisley. I find this song so sad and beautiful.

Next we have a more traditional White Christmas by Otis Redding.

And lastly for a bit of fun: Christmas Is All Around by Billy Mack from the movie: Love Actually. If you've never seen this movie then I don't know what's wrong with you! It's excellent and one of my all time favourite Christmas movies (as well as lovey-dovey soppy movie). This song is completely ridiculous and stupid, but sometimes isn't that what Christmas is about?

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