Also my mom bought me Julianna Barwick's Nepenthe on LP last night after Julianna showed us the most direct route from a cathedral to heaven. I would highly (get it because she's an angel) recommend her current tour of churches to everyone, except since the tour is in churches I didn't find out about it until hours before showtime and now she's traveling eastward to Texas and beyond. Looking at you, Switch.
Perfect album for getting into the holiday spirit.
I've been having trouble selecting my Christmas album for this year, but I think I've found the one. Thanks.
This would be the first Christmas album I would ever recommend, the second would be Songs for Christmas. Both are 5 discs, so they make for a great listen when you have the time to chill and enjoy. You can get it in a vinyl box set, but it'll run you about $120.
Edit: You can get this album on Amazon MP3 right now for 9.99, which is pretty good for how much music you get.
If you're going to get a Sufjan Christmas album, you gotta go with Christmas Unicorn.
This is the last track on the last disc of Silver & Gold. Best song on the album. If you go to Amazon MP3 or ichunes it will tell you Album Only. That's how special it is. Also in case you missed it in my edited comment above, you can get Silver & Gold via Amazon MP3 for 9.99 right now.
I remembered that Sufjan's first Christmas collection was my soundtrack for last year's holiday, and then I accidentally typed "David Duchovny" into Discogs instead of IMDB and found this gem that KROQ put out in 1995 called How the _____ Stole Christmas:
A1 Santa Claus – Message From Santa 2:10 A2 Jeffrey Tambor – Big Hollywood Intro 1:31 A3 Presidents Of The United States Of America, The – Christmas Piglet 2:04 A4 Bobcat Goldthwait – Another Bobcat Christmas 2:56 A5 Stone Temple Pilots – Christmastime Is Here 3:57 A6 Goo Goo Dolls – Silent Night 2:17 A7 Mr. Birchum Players, The – A Mr. Birchum Carol 6:58 A8 Bad Religion – Leon 3:17 B1 Wesley Willis – Kevin & Bean Song 3:00 B2 Bush – Good King Something Or Other 2:26 B3 Jon Stewart (4) – Message From A Jew 2:25 B4 Better Than Ezra – Merry Christmas Eve 4:00 B5 David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson – The X-mas Files 1:09 B6 Björk – Icelandic Christmas Song 0:40 B7 Jimmy The Sports Guy – Jimmy's Christmas Medley 3:39 B8 Rentals, The – Silent Night 2:16 B9 Kevin & Bean Dancers, The – Closing Arguments 6:21
So yeah, this is definitely going to be my 2013 Christmas soundtrack.