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December 23, 2017

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Kate Rusby: Hark Hark What News (trad-Kate Rusby) Sweet Bells Pure 33
  3. Ryanhood: Good News (On Christmas) (Ryan Green-Cameron Hood) On Christmas self 52043-90672
  4. Nowell Sing We Clear (Andy Davis, Fred Breunig, John Roberts, Tony Barrand): From Far Away Nowell, Nowell, Nowell! Golden Hind 109
  5. Mahalia Jackson: Go Tell It on the Mountain (trad) Silent Night Columbia 38304
  6. Rachel Sage: Joy to the World (trad-Sage/Isaac Watts) Joy! Mpress 0018-2
  7. Asleep at the Wheel: Merry Texas Christmas Y'All Lone Star Christmas Night Home 1315
  8. Riders in the Sky: The Christmas Yodel (Douglas Green) Christmas the Cowboy Way Rounder 11661-0445-2
  9. Sultans of String: A Django Christmas (trad,arr. Chris McKhool- Kevin Laliberte) Christmas Caravan McKhool 2017
  10. Ogden Nash: Ogden Nash: I Remember Yule Christmas With Ogden Nash Caedmon TC 1323
  11. Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin: A Box of Nothing (Stephanie Bettman) Merry Christmas self 59715-59499
  12. Joel Mabus: Let's Do Christmas Right How Like the Holly Fossil 1209
  13. Amahl and the Night Visitors (orig. 1951 NBC cast - Andrew McKinley, David Aiken, Leon Lishner; Thomas Schippers, cond.): From Far Away We Come (Gian Carlo Menotti) RCA 6485-2
  14. Cold Frosty Morn (Patrick Egan, v.,Maggie Sanson, Andrea Hoag, Sharon Knowles): Sing a Song of Bethlehem Cold Frosty Morn at West River Maggies Music 307
  15. Fats Kaplan & Kristi Rose: How Far Is It to Bethlehem (trad,arr.F.Kaplan) I Wonder As I Wander Pulp Country 00261 31416
  16. Mark Stepakoff: Christmas in Bethlehem Hudson Harding Happy Holidays, Volume 12 no#
  17. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: American Noel (D.Carter) Signature Sounds 1266
  18. Kerfluffle: The Truth from Above (trad) Lighten the Dark RBR 08
  19. Peter Cook & Dudley Moore: Gospel Truth Behind the Fridge Atlantic 40503
  20. Kate Rusby: Mount Lyngham (trad,arr.Kate Rusby) The Frost Is All Over Pure 40
  21. Claudia Schmidt: Christmas Eve Hark the Dark Pragmavision 00261-46122
  22. Sofia Talvik: Cold, Cold Feet When Winter Comes Makaki 19
  23. John Henry Faulk: A Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel in the late 1950s) WFMT Recording
  24. Kate Rusby: Cold Winter (K.Rusby/trad) The Frost Is All Over Pure 40
  25. Sheldon Harnick w/ Jerry Bock: Christmas Eve Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures 1949-2013 Harbinger 3002
  26. Louis Armstrong: The Night Before Christmas (supposedly Clement Moore) The Stash Christmas Album Stash 125
  27. Erik Darling: Walk Right In, Santa (Darling-Swanoe-Cannon-Woods) Revenge of the Christmas Tree Man Alive 101
  28. Kate Rusby: Kris Kringle (William Bradbury, arr.K.Rusby) While Mortals Sleep Pure 34
  29. Lee Murdock: Bell Buoy on Christmas Day (L.Murdock/Chas.F.Richardson) Christmas Goes to Sea Depot 780975 866917
  30. Sting: Christmas at Sea (Sting - Mary Macmaster/ Robert Louis Stevenson) If On a Winter's Night... DGG B0013329-02
  31. Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde: Nedeleg war ar mor (Noel sur la mer / Christmas at Sea) (trad) Noels Celtiques - Celtic Christmas Music from Brittany Green Linnet 3124
  32. Bob Gibson & Joan Baez: Virgin Mary Had One Son (trad) (Live at Newport 1959) Folk Song America - Vol 2 (a compilation box set) Smithsonian Sony RD 046-2
  33. Finest Kind, led by Ann Downey: The Cradle Carol (Watt's Cradle Hymn) (Isaac Watts) Feasts & Spirits Fallen Angle 07
  34. Kate Rusby: Rocking Carol (trad, arr.K.Rusby) While Mortals Sleep Pure 34
  35. WFMT Caroleers: Deck the Halls with Boston Charlie (trad/Walt Kelly) WFMT Recording
  36. Asleep at the Wheel: Deck the Halls Christmas Boogie (trad,arr.AatW) Lone Star Christmas Night Home 1315
  37. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: Deck the Halls (trad) (Folkstage - NEIU Fine Arts Recital Hall, December 11, 2004) WFMT Recording
  38. Sultans of String w/ Rebecca Campbell: Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen, new lyrics Sultans of String) Christmas Caravan McKhool 2017
  39. Colorado Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Marin Alsop, c. w/The Majestic Praise Choir: Hallelujah! (George Frideric Handel, arr. Bob Christianson & Gary Anderson) Too Hot to Handel - The Gospel Messiah Too Hot CO-005
  40. Katie Dahl: In the Dark Hudson Harding Happy Holidays, Volume 12 no#
  41. Darryl Purpose: May It Be (Enya) The Gift of the Magi Gamblers Grace 2002
  42. Sophia Talvik: The Great Old Christmas Night When Winter Comes Makaki 19
  43. Kate Rusby: Home While Mortals Sleep Pure 34
  44. The Weavers: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (trad,arr.Weavers) MCA 20725
  45. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken In Love Long Tail 003-2

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