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Linda Tinsley says ...
Well, if I knew Cambodian, I'd try and sing a song from our sponsored "daughter" who lives in Cambodia. I work with a church in their Global Outreach area and rejoice in how we are becoming One World. "Let the nations be glad...." Have a joyous, festive holiday season and I'm hopeful theat 2011 will bring a armloads of Heaven for all mankind. With a grateful heart, Linda ps. I like the Celetic Women Christmas music
12/01/2010 11:15:25 PM CST
Stacie Walker says ...
I would have to say I love the island sounds with a holiday flavor. Steel drums, xylophones,and ukeles make for festive, fun sounds that make holiday music a little more toe tapping hip wiggling.
12/01/2010 11:22:02 PM CST
rose says ...
I love listening to Christmas songs from African Children's Choirs.
12/02/2010 12:01:48 AM CST
John Humen says ...
Must Be Santa - performed with my 1st grade class many years ago!
12/02/2010 12:01:53 AM CST
Janet says ...
I am a big Pearl Jam fan so I always feel festive listening to the Pearl Jam Christmas singles.
12/02/2010 12:04:02 AM CST
Jodie Oberyant says ...
I love to have cool new Orleans holiday music. My family is all from there!
12/02/2010 12:13:06 AM CST
Jennifer says ...
I was lucky enough to spend one Christmas in Hawaii many years ago. While I was there I bought a Don Ho Christmas tape and loved the song he sang, "Mele Kalikimaka". Since then I like to play the song at Christmas time because it brings back warm memories of my Christmas spent in Hawaii.
12/02/2010 12:37:50 AM CST
Cecilia says ...
I have a set of Christmas songs, with a tropical twist, as they're all Hawaiian versions. Another one is of Christmas classics, but modernized and made into dance versions.
12/02/2010 12:57:51 AM CST
Nanci Wazienski says ...
One of my favorite holiday CDs is a compendium of Medieval Christmas songs. It's so beautiful. Listening to it transports me to another world.
12/02/2010 12:58:51 AM CST
Nan Nungess says ...
Louis Armstrong's Is that you Santy Claus?
12/02/2010 3:29:03 AM CST
Cindy says ...
I read in one of my magazines last year about a new Christmas album out by "Straight no Chaser". Of course I had to check it out and downloaded the whole CD. I love listening to different sounds and these guys are definitely different. I love their song called "who Spiked the Egg Nog". Check it out everyone, I think you'll like it!!! Cindy E
12/02/2010 4:18:27 AM CST
janice bubnick says ...
I have enjoyed Putumayo CD's for several years now and always recommend them to friends. One of my favorites was a record I borrowed from a library that had Christmas songs for the Hearing Impaired. I taught deaf and hard of hearing students in Cleveland schools and thought it might be interesting for my hard of hearing students. The selections cut out certain frequencies so that the listener could hear the Christmas music "better". This was a unique experience for some of them.
12/02/2010 5:50:08 AM CST
Lynne Kinsey says ...
I like festive and lively Klezmer music. It is not Chrismasy and is more suitable for Chanukah, but it is music than everyone can love. It will have you tapping your toes and humming along.
12/02/2010 6:01:14 AM CST
Cheryl says ...
I've never actually listened to any non-traditional Christmas music...but I plan to check some out based on these great comments. Thanks!
12/02/2010 6:02:45 AM CST
Jill Moore says ...
My husband and I somehow ALWAYS seem to get out Miles Davis and Najee CDs and play them mixed in with our more traditional Christams music. There is something about the rawness of Miles blending with the almost airlike rush of Najee that just seems to blance it all out. Try it out and comment back with your thoughts. To ALL at Whole Foods...and Everywhere-have a blessed, beautiful, joyful and above all-Love filled holiday season! Jill Moore jilljam1988@hotmail.com
12/02/2010 6:08:10 AM CST
Pam says ...
I' doing my first Christmas dinner anything would help!
12/02/2010 6:17:40 AM CST
Kathryn says ...
My favorite non traditional Christmas Song is Leon Redbone's 'Blue Christmas" and "Christmas Island." Our family sings along and dreams of warm weather. Happy Holidays to all :)
12/02/2010 6:21:02 AM CST
Chris says ...
Carol of the Bells, hands down! I am of Ukrainian descent and this speaks to many Christmases when the carol was sung at midnight mass on Christmas Eve.
12/02/2010 6:23:25 AM CST
Heather says ...
I have to say Latkes frying in the pan for Hanukkah are probably my most favorite non-traditional sound of Christmas.
12/02/2010 6:25:21 AM CST
Cheryl says ...
Whenever I hear Band Aid's Feed the World, I am reminded of the season and it's meaning.
12/02/2010 6:37:36 AM CST
Gale says ...
What about the other holidays that are celebrated at this time of year? Why a World "Christmas" Party? Why not celebrate the season and acknowledge everyone's beliefs? Why not a World "Holiday" Party?
12/02/2010 6:38:43 AM CST
Aurora says ...
Christmas time we usually have time off from work and the weather keeps us inside, so that is when we take time to pull out music we don't normally listen to and introduce our 7 yr old daughter to it. Usually there is some classical, and then music from around the world. We choose from my husbands record collection of over 7,000 albums. We all love it.
12/02/2010 6:52:27 AM CST
Aileen Rohwer says ...
"Ya llegan los Reyes" is a traditional Puerto Rican song that is used on the night the Three Kings arrived after the birth of the Baby Jesus. It is typically celebrated in early January. The children lay out their shoes filled with grass for the camels and await small little presents from the Three Kings. Families play this song the night of their arrival sometimes all night long out in the streets with guitars and drums. It is very festive and exciting.
12/02/2010 6:53:37 AM CST
Ar says ...
Don't have a favorite song, enjoy them all!
12/02/2010 6:56:39 AM CST
Colleen says ...
My favorite non-traditional sounds of Christmas are teh "Very Special Christmas" albums, the complilations that benifit the Special Olypics. The tradional and some non-traditional Christmas songs are performed by by popular rock and hip hop artists. My personal favorite in #3 which came out in 1997. It features such artist as Sting, Smashing Pumpkins, Rev. Run and friends,Sheryl Crowe,Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Tracy Chapman, Patti Smith and the list goes on. The best track, in my opinion, is Chris Cornell singing "Ave Maria"...truely amazing. My all time favorite non-traditional Christmas songs are John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" and Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time". Growing up, those were always the first Christmas songs I would hear of the season.
12/02/2010 6:59:41 AM CST

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