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chris behr says ...
Really care only for traditional carols and dont like them fancied up just simple. However, Carol of the Bells in any language is great listening.
12/01/2010 8:49:14 PM CST
gloria lorenzo says ...
Mannheim Steamroller--anything they do for Christmas--the sounds are So Unique because of the variety of instruments. Just as Whole Foods is my favorite place to shop because of the Unique selections in everything from imported cheeses to wines. Mannheim and Whole Foods--A Holiday Combo that is My Favorite!
12/01/2010 9:05:05 PM CST
Laura Jones says ...
HUMM....>I thought non traditional sounds meant sounds NOT normally associated with Christmas -as in not Christmas music or sleigh bells. But things like your Dad yelling to "shut the door" cause the heat is gong out of the house.-associated with Christmas because the kids are pit pf school and going in and out...but i guess it just means music cause everyone else put music..Problem is all the music I associate with Christmas is traditional! I guess "Do they know it's Christmastime" sticks out since it was popular when I was in high school!
12/01/2010 9:08:43 PM CST
Melanie Blucas says ...
I loved to hear music that I'm not familiar with; it would be a great way to celebrate the holidays.
12/01/2010 9:18:44 PM CST
Susan Larson says ...
I really love all of the Mannheim Steamroller christmas CD's. I also enjoy Enya and Lorena MeKennet. The new Glee Christmas CD is really great! It is unique.
12/01/2010 9:22:14 PM CST
Pauline Wade says ...
I am very thankful for my French Canadian heritage. My favorite song is 'O Holy Night' sung in French of course. That is Christmas to me. Love Whole Foods, thanks for all you do. Merry Christmas.
12/01/2010 9:30:28 PM CST
Erin K says ...
I really love the "Hip Holiday" collections. Pottery Barn had some good collections actually like this. Something swingy is great! would also love something in the Gypsy Kings style!
12/01/2010 9:47:58 PM CST
Akram Dabiri says ...
Rudolph the red nose reindeer.
12/01/2010 10:00:36 PM CST
Patricia Soule says ...
I like the German version of Silent Night "Stille Nacht" that my husband & I heard in a Frankfurt Germany church as we shared our first married Christmas together.
12/01/2010 10:00:39 PM CST
Margaret says ...
I was trying to think about sounds of Xmas and actually the sound that entered my mind was actually the quiet w/magic suspended in the air on Xmas eve. It's like millions of children are holding their breath in anticipation. When I think of music that I enjoy that is not super familiar, it's the Christmas Revels.
12/01/2010 10:03:05 PM CST
Erika says ...
Non-traditional sounds? Any sounds? The sound of my father's woodworking tools as he hammers and saws away in his workshop are some of the happiest sounds on the days around Christmas. Building furniture is a favorite hobby, but one he sometime only has time for during vacations. As my mother and I stir and saute in the kitchen, his hammering and sawing nearby is music to our ears!
12/01/2010 10:08:54 PM CST
august Marrero says ...
The putumayo series is a great expression of world music. I am from NAWLINS and subscribe to OFFBEAT magazine a MAWLINS Music a must to keep up with NAWLINS world music and they has sent me 2 cds Of putumayo series. They are awesome. August Marrero
12/01/2010 10:15:39 PM CST
Mike says ...
I do like music of different cultures. I enjoy Salsa music. It puts me into a jolly mood.
12/01/2010 10:15:51 PM CST
helen j hoang says ...
think it has been rigged
12/01/2010 10:20:56 PM CST
Judy Handal says ...
I love the Caribbean song "The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy" especially when it is performed with a fun upbeat tempo including drums and rhythm instruments.
12/01/2010 10:25:56 PM CST
Amy Guskin says ...
Well,*my* favorite holiday music is a bit on the non-traditional side: I like the satiric sounds of Bah & the Humbugs, including their classics "Frostbite," "Here Come the Christmas Zombies," "Titanic Tannenbaum," and all the rest!
12/01/2010 10:27:31 PM CST
Lisa says ...
Would love to share world christmas music with my toddler. He loves music, turns on the cd player and sits down in a chair and just listens while tapping his hand most times, until he learns parts of the songs then it is dancing time. This collection would be a joy to share with him.
12/01/2010 10:30:43 PM CST
Lisa says ...
My favorite non-traditional sounds would be listening to a zambian congregation gather in the village to celebrate christmas. They dance, beat drums and sticks, and of course sing while moving back and forth under the trees outside the small mud structure that serves as their church. It is intoxicating and inviting.
12/01/2010 10:35:56 PM CST
Tiffany says ...
The question asks of my favorite non-traditional sound of Christmas. That sound would be the sound of Zion National park in winter where I love to travel. The creek, wind in the canyon, deer snapping twigs near the lodge, it's spectacular!
12/01/2010 10:37:24 PM CST
Julia Everett says ...
I have lived a very sheltered life. My husband's favorite is Adam Sandler's Hanukkah. I am completely open to learning about cultures all around the world. Hopefully, I will get to experience them one day.
12/01/2010 10:40:17 PM CST
Maria-Therese says ...
My favorite non-traditional sound would have to be "A Holly Jolly Christmas," sung by Burl Ives. I feel he is one of the greatest singers of his generation and the warmth and passion of his voice captures the Christmas spirit. With that said have a holly jolly Christmas!
12/01/2010 10:45:02 PM CST
Sayuri says ...
My favorite is FELIZ NAVIDAD! I always remember my country with that song, and it is so happy.
12/01/2010 10:48:53 PM CST
Anna Baros says ...
My favorite non traditional Christmas CD is one by mannheim steamroller. They add a crazy mix of modern sound effects to traditional songs that are just "out of this world".
12/01/2010 10:49:03 PM CST
Karen Wilkins says ...
We have a wonderful culturally diverse family, with myself coming from an Irish and Italian catholic family in the North East and my husband from an African American methodist family in the South East, so we have always had a wide variety of songs and styles of Christmas music in our home, including A Jazz and Blues Christmas. However, my favorite sounds of Christmas come from the music writen for a UU holiday pageant which our congregation has presented for the past several years, called "Would You Like to Hold the Baby". It is a beautiful version of the Christmas Story and my beautiful daughter has the title song each year since she was 8 and it has always moved me to tears.
12/01/2010 10:49:25 PM CST
laurie says ...
My favorite by far is a crazy compilation called "Blame It On Christmas". Lots of spoofs and send ups of classics that are actually really fun to listen to. "White Christmas" because an Irish drinking song, there's marching bands, klezmer bands and some surf guitar! http://www.amazon.com/Blame-Christmas-Vol-Various-Artists/dp/B0000012S8
12/01/2010 10:57:44 PM CST

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