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Pick Three: Holiday Edition

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Village Voice music editor Maura Johnston joins us with three must-listens for this holiday season.

Maura Johnston's Three Holiday Picks:

Lloyd - She's All I Want For Christmas (Interscope) [Available on Amazon]

John Zorn - A Dreamers Christmas (Tzadik) [Available on Amazon]

The Killers - The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball (Def Jam) [Available on iTunes]

Guests:

Maura Johnston

Comments [4]

The comment below was my first on WNYC.org, and I thought I wrote it correctly to just show the words "A New Orleans Christmas Carol" as a link. (I checked the Comment Guidelines, which said links were OK.) Obviously I got something wrong. Sorry about that. The music on the album remains great.

Dec. 07 2011 08:46 PM

A Christmas album I believe is new this year, and heartily recommended:
Ellis Marsalis et al perform warm holiday classics in a cool, classic, jazz-standards style on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005TO2H6C/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=billrealmanst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005TO2H6C">A New Orleans Christmas Carol</a> .
It's been a long time since new music made me feel like putting up decorations and sending Season's Greetings cards in front of a crackling fire on a cold winter's day.

Dec. 07 2011 08:43 PM
HS from Westchester

The Killers - The Cowboys Christmas Ball reminds me of the epic The Fairytale of New York.

Dec. 07 2011 02:42 PM
stuart from manhattan

One of my favorite holiday songs is "Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)" by The Tryfles, which is a combination of the Christmas carol and "Gloria" by the Shadows of Knight. Probably the only place you can hear this is on Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland show the Sunday before Christmas on WMFU.

Dec. 07 2011 02:16 PM

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