(Originally published 12/00) Ho! Ho! Ho! Welcome to The Night Owl's 6th annual Christmas CD buyer's guide. Well, OK This year, we're not really having a buyer's guide per se. The last 2 years have been pretty lame as far as holiday releases go. But this year is the worst yet. I mean, what do we have to choose from? Christina Aguilera wailing away through multiple octaves on "Merry Christmas, Baby?" Or how about the new one from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Christmas Time Again? " But I'm as freeeee as a chiiiipmuuunnnk how 'bout you?" (insert slide guitars here). Then there's Another Rosie Christmas. Did anyone really buy the first one? Everything else is a repackaging of the same songs that we're all tired of.
With all that in mind, this time we're going to do something a little different. Instead of telling you what you should be looking for, we're thrilled to present the first holiday edition of Night Owl Radio! With a few exceptions, we're purposely staying away from all the traditional holiday songs (unless they're performed by different artists), and hopefully turning you on to a few things you've never heard before. As always, we've got a wide variety of tunes lined up for you, from the 50's to the present and in more genres than you can shake a stick at.
There aren't any voiceovers this time, just 73 minutes of pure holiday listening enjoyment. All of the songs are listed on the playlist, along with the CD they're taken from. Most of these tracks should be readily available in your local (or online) music store. If you're looking for reviews of any of the songs you hear, most of them can be found by looking in our previous buyers guides. Some of the songs may require a little searching to find them, but we think these are some of the most enjoyable holiday tunes around.
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From all of us here at The Night Owl Happy Holidays and best wishes for a safe and Happy New Year!