Stream: Clean Pete ft. Niek (Afterpartees) – Make it ‚till Christmas

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This song has been sitting in my Christmas bookmark list for quite a while. Even though Christmas is almost over, it’s the kind of the perfect song for all the good people who are exhausted and happy that the exhausting days are over. To be honest the weeks before Christmas are stressful and if you aren’t as lucky as we are and your relatives live miles away, the holidays are rather an Iron men challenge than a Silent Night. Like my mother told me (for some years in a row): As long as you are not spending Christmas with your inlaws it’s fine that you don’t come over and visit me. That’s pure family logic. My mom and SomeVapourTrails‘ parents live 1000 km away from each other. We better stay in Berlin, cause visiting both would be hardly manageable. The only stress we have every year, well that’s finding the best new Christmas songs for our dear readers. This gem from Dutch artists Clean Pete and Niek (Afterpartees) had been recommended by Guuzbourg. A young couple singing about all the hope, the joy and lots of big and small challenges of the time before we finally celebrate. We here at Lie In The Sound are hoping we Make it ‚till Christmas season 2015. This will probably be my last Christmas music post in 2014. I have ton’s of great holiday music mixes send to me by other avid Christmas music lovers and I will probably need till Easter to listen to all the beautiful yet undiscovered gems. Until no one is doing a I Saw Mommy kissing the Easter Bunny song, we won’t turn into the new Easter music blog. I do promise.  Weiterlesen

Stream: Provo City Christmas Concerts

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Christmas is almost over and it’s time to mothball all the Christmas tunes soon. It’s strange that we anticipate Xmas for at least four weeks, but on the eve of the 26th of December there’s an abrupt ending. One day later we start with all the preparations for New Year’s Eve. We are officially done with Christmas for another year! But hold on. Provided that the end of the world isn’t near and there’ll be another holiday season it makes sense to bookmark the Provo City Christmas Concerts playlist on YouTube for next year or even purchase the CD, which supports Sub for Santa, a Christmas charity that provides gifts for children, elderly, and disabled in the Utah County area. Local musicians from Utah have recorded new renditions of Christmas classics and many versions are quite remarkable. Joshua James for example, a singer-songwriter we’ve featured in the past, delivers a haunting version of We Three Kings, Madilyn Paige & Stephen Nelson contribute a classy interpretation of The First Noel, The National Parks accounts for the original folk song It’s Christmas, and I Like You. Auld Lang Syne, performed by Bat Manors, is another track that’s a perfect fit for end of the year celebrations. Christmas might be almost over, but these Provo City Christmas Concerts are definitely worth keeping in mind for next year’s Christmastime.

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Free Mp3: Christmas John (Frightened Rabbit) – It Gets Cold

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Thank you Stubby (head over to his page he has some more freebies from Christmas John for you)!

Lot’s of new Christmas songs have been released yesterday. Quite a surprise, a bit late? Or just right in time. Well, in Germany the Christkind brings the gifts on Christmas Eve (Heiligabend), the 25th and 26th of December are usually reserved for eating lots of unhealthy food, meeting friends & family and complaining about the bad tv program. Happily this year the new Christmas songs from Kasabian, Metric, Christmas John and some amazing Christmas mixes keep me from watching tv. BTW I have no idea about your TV program, here in Germany it’s always Die Hard (1-4), National Lampoon Christmas Vacation and Single Bells/ O Palmenbaum. The latter are German-Austrian movies which are surprisingly funny and enjoyable. Happily our dear friend Stubby works 24/7 to find the best Christmas tunes of this season. I think he never sleeps, maybe he’s the real Santa and there’s some special magic involved. He’s also right about telling us that we were wrong about complaining about the whole „no new Christmas classics since 20 years“. Actually there are some hot candidates for the (imaginary) „New Christmas Classics“-Award. Besides Low’s Christmas Album, Frightening Rabbit’s „It’s Christmas, So We’ll Stop“ already made it to the „shortlist“. And there are lot’s of Sufjan Stevens Christmas songs, but that’s another story. It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop has already been covered seversal times, the Only Objects version is quite nice, new and free.  Weiterlesen