Yule 2015 – upbeat sounds

IMAG0421_BURST002_1My fabulously wonderful friend Jillian lives all the way across the ocean in Canada. It sucks. However, we manage to keep in touch and stay friends across the miles using many, many methods. Notes, FB messages, Instagram, and music. Ya heard me. Music.

From 2006 to 2012, Jill made us four Christmas CDs – she’s slacked off in recent years citing the fact that we’ve run out of good music. Possibly true.

So I am going to give you my favourites across two posts, ranging from happy to sombre, and if we’ve missed any good ones, please let me know so I can add them to the next compilation!


  1. Sleigh Ride – KT Tunstall
  2. I Saw Three Ships – Sting
  3. Santa’s Lost His Mojo – Jeremy Lister
  4. Shimmy Down The Chimney – Alison Krauss
  5. O Holy Night – Chantal Kreviazuk
  6. Silent Night – Sixpence None The Richer
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan
  8. Baby, it’s cold outside – Dean Martin
  9. The Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
  10. Mary Had a Baby – Bruce Cockburn
  11. Christmas Time – Smashing Pumpkins
  12. Merry Christmas Everyone! – Shakin’ Stevens
  13. Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
  14. Run Run Rudolph – Chuck Berry
  15. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses


  1. Go Tell it On the Mountain – The Blind Boys of Alabama with Tom Waits
  2. The River – Indigo Girls
  3. Cool Yule – Louis Armstrong
  4. White Christmas – Otis Redding
  5. Blue Christmas – Lady Antebellum






  1. Note: I have a new playlist ready to go but my CD burner wasn’t working!!! I’ll have it ready next year!

    Sincerely yours, Slacker

    Sent from my iPhone


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