Christmas Music – 2018 Edition

I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas with loved ones. May it be filled love and happiness. This Christmas, there was incredible music this season.  There were so many, I couldn’t keep up! That is why I have a list of other

Christmas album that I have discovered and that I recommend.

  • John Legend A Legendary Christmas
  • Winter Chill Out- Christmas Caliente hot-chocolate-1782623_1920
  • Smooth Christmas Jazz
  • Last Christmas 2018
  • Christmas Hits 2018
  • Christmas Dance Party 2018-2019
  • Martina McBride It’s The Holiday Season

If you have any suggestions, feel free to mention them in the comments sections. May this holiday be a blessed one with those you love.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

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Brigitte M – Noël Entre Amis – A Classical Christmas Album

Québecois singer Brigitte M released a Christmas album entitled Noël Entre Amis (Christmas among Friends). It’s similar to the classical Christmas music heard on the radio, but with a modern twist. She sings with incredible

The music sounds like traditional Christmas music, in most of the songs. Some tunes have a new take on an original such as the song White Christmas. This version of Bing Crosby classic song, the beat has jazz-like style. The album has a lovely and smooth rhythm. The music is soothing and relaxing.

Brigitte M’s voice is remarkable. She sings in an Opera style, with depth and grace. It was impressive how she sings White Christmas in both English and French. She performs with talented artists including John Francis Wade, Nelson Minville, and more. Their voices complement each other nicely and are in sync with the music.

Noël Entre Amis is an album I recommend for a Christmas party with family and friends.

Single Saturdays: Patrick Norman & Nathalie Lord – Sonne Ta Cloche

Québecois singer Patrick Norman with his wife Nathalie Lord has released a new version of his original song entitled Sonne Ta Cloche (Ring your bell).
It’s about the arrival of Santa Clause as well as beautiful memories of this holiday.

The music has a mix of slow and fast rhythm at the same time. It sounds romantic and nostalgic. There’s cheerful Christmassy sound to the music. I can imagine people dancing to this song, especially little children.

Patrick Norman and Nathalie Lord’s voices complement each other very nicely. Their sounds are in tune with the music of the song. It’s just as lovely as Patrick Norman’s solo version of the same melody.

The song is available. Enjoy!

Jessie J’s Christmas Album – The Christmas Day

British singer Jessie J has released a new Christmas album entitled This Christmas Day. She pays a lovely homage to classic Christmas songs with grace and style.

The music is a mix of classical Christmas music with a twist of pop, and R & B. The piano in the background is incredible to hear. It sounds like an entire orchestra is playing in the background. The rhythm is flawless in this Christmas record. This Christmas Day is an album that I recommend for anyone who’s hosting a party for the holiday season.

Jessie J’s voice is phenomenal in this Christmas album. She sings in key with the music of this album. When she performs with Boys II Men (Winter Wonderland) and Babyface (This Christmas Day), their voices complement each very nicely.

My favourite songs from this album are Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / Jingle Bell, Winter Wonderland (feat Boyz II Men), and White Christmas.

Pentatonix- Christmas is Here!

The Acapella group Pentatonix has released a new Christmas album entitled “Christmas is Here!”. Their Christmas albums are full of joy and cheer. This record is another example of that.

The music in this album is a mix of traditional and modern. Some of the songs remind me of carolers in Christmas movies. Their voices are the instruments of the songs. It’s impressive.

Pentatonix members have amazing voices.
More to come…

Guylaine Tanguay’s Christmas Country Album- Que Les Fêtes Commencent

French-Canadian singer Guylaine Tanguay has released a Christmas album entitled Que Les Fêtes Commencent (Let the festivities start). It’s a holiday album with a Country twist. There are the Christmas Classics such as Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Père Noël arrive ce soir), and Silver Bells. There also covers of more recent classics such as All I Want For Christmas is You and Blue Christmas.

The music in this album has an incredible composition. It’s a nice take on the classical Christmas music. My favourite is Guylaine Tanguay’s version of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You. It starts slow, then the tempo increases. The style is Country with classic Christmas beats. The combination of the two is a perfect match.

Guylaine Tanguay’s voice is soft and sound. She sings Country music with style. She sings in both French and English; she even sings in both languages in some of the songs. That’s the case with the songs Sleigh Ride (Promenade en traîneau), Silver Bells and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Père Noël arrive ce soir). I am impressed every time I hear Guylaine Tanguay singing.

There’s an homage to Quebec culture with the three following songs: C’est dans le temps du jour de l’an, La Bastringue, and Pot-pourri musical du jour de l’an. The album honours the classic Christmas songs, the hits from the past ( i.e. Happy Christmas) and Quebec culture.

For those who love Country music and Christmas songs, I recommend this album.

The album Que Les Fêtes Commencent is now availble.

Christmas Classics EP- 2018 Edition

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Christmas songs are playing everywhere at this time of year. There are man versions of them. If you are interested in the original classics, check out this EP Christmas Classics. The four songs are Holly Jolly Christmas, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Jingle Bell Rock.

These originals are timeless. I hear these songs playing on the radio during this time of year. They bring joy and cheer, as well as embrace the Christmas spirit.

Happy holidays!

 

If you have an account on Spotify, you can hear the entire album.