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Our Fifth Annual “Too Cool for Yule Blog”

The classified confetti from Macy’s parade is now gone.  
Black Friday and Cyber Monday, too. 
It’s that most wonderful time of the year
when holiday tunes  reappear
and the sounding joys repeat on and on.

You’re sure to find something new.
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by U2
Acid rock, jazz, classical, neo-prog?
Cementing our rep as a hip library blog.

The playlist lasts about an hour.
So grab a cuppa somethin’; a spot by the fire.
And don’t touch that dial.
Relax; crack a smile. 
And jingle, juke and jive for a while.

As you click, spin or play your way into the holidaze
consider  posting a comment below with YOUR seasonal faves.     
Memories of Hanukah? Eid? Kwanzaa?
Each is welcome in this seasonal bonanza.

APL has had a wonderful year and for that we thank all of you.
We wish you joy and good cheer and a bright new year, too.


The “Don’t Touch That Dial” Mix 2012:

Joan Baez – Good King Wenceslas (Instrumental) (Instrumental) from “Noel”

Cyndi Lauper – Blue Christmas from “Blue Christmas” 

Louis Armstrong – Winter Wonderland from “It’s Christmas Time”

Ella Fitzgerald – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas from “Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas”

The Accidentals – I’m Not Going Home For Christmas from “Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel”

Miles Davis – Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) from “Jingle Bell Swing” 

Mark Murphy – My Favorite Things from “Rah” 

John Coltrane Quartet – Greensleeves from “Africa/Brass”

George Strait – Hark, The Herald Angels Sing from “Classic Christmas”

The Chenille Sisters – Light Of the Stable from “In the Christmas Spirit”

Jethro Tull – Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow from ”Christmas Album”

Doc Watson – Christmas Lullaby from “Sugar Plums – Holiday Treats from Sugar Hill”

The Christmas Revels – Brightest And Best from “Christmas Day in the Morning: A Revels Celebration of the Winter Solstice”

Anonymous 4 – The Shepherd’s Star from “The Cherry Tree: Songs, Carols & Ballads for Christmas”

Magnum Chorum – Hallelu! from “Wonder Tidings: Christmas Music of Stephen Paulus”

Susan Graham – Ned Rorem’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening from “40 Most Beautiful Christmas Classics”

Musica Intima – The Wexford Carol (arr. L. Price): The Wexford Carol from “O Nata Lux”

The Moody Blues – White Christmas from “December”

Cee Lo Green – You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (feat. Straight No Chaser) from “Cee Lo’s Magic Moment”

The Four Seasons – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town from “The Four Seasons’ Christmas Album”

Andy Williams with Robert Mersey &  His Orchestra (Arranged by Johnny Mandel) – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year from “The Andy Williams Christmas Album” 

Bonus Track: Dreams So Real – Red Lights (Merry Christmas)

Added in Memoriam, Dec. 5, 2012: Dave Brubeck – The Christmas Song from “A Dave Brubeck Christmas”


And revisit Yule Blogs Past…

2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011

All photos by Diane Kresh


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Comments (2)

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  1. Rob says:

    Jill sobule got me through a few tough Christmases when I was away from home in a big city.

  2. Larry Slotnik says:

    Moishe Oysher Chanukah Party. It’s good for the Jews and non-Jews too.

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