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Christmas Songs

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Favorite Christmas Songs to warm your Christmas gathering around the fire or family holiday event

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Favorite Christmas Songs to warm your Christmas gathering around the fire or family holiday event

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iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
2
1
2
4

very best

By Egypt sun123 - Jan 31 2014
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Best regards
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Christmas Songs

Updated 9 days ago

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Favorite Christmas Songs to warm your Christmas gathering around the fire or family holiday event

Rank #1: About Joy to the World

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Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor

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"Joy to the World" is a popular Christmas carol. The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, based on Psalm 98, 96:11-12 and Genesis 3:17-18, in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection; The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. "The paraphrase is Watts' Christological interpretation. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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  • The story behind Austin for Christmas
    All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
    The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
    A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

    A Mandolin Christmas 

          Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.
    Violinist, composer and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn ColvinP-DiddyWillie NelsonRonny Cox (Deliverance) and many more.Will and his musical friends from Austin, Texas light up your house with inspiring acoustic music.WASHINGTON POST–“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
    ESQUIRE MAGAZINE–”As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.”

    Learn how you can have Karen Mal & Will Taylor in your home here.~!
    Anywhere, not just where we live.

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    Rank #2: Crossing Lines with Silent Night

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    Rank #3: Wexford Carol / Shenandoah from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2

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    Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums

    A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

    Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
    Read episode notes here:
    https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/bring-torch-from-new-mandolin-christmas.html

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    We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
    Here are the links to do that:

    Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

    For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

    Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

    Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com

    Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.

     For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will a will@willtaylor.com , up to $500

    Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time..

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    Rank #4: In Dulci Jubilo from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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    Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums

    A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

    Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
    Read episode notes here:
    https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/in-dulci-jubilo-from-new-mandolin_26.html

    AVAILABLE ON

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    We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
    Here are the links to do that:

    Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

    For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

    Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

    Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com

    Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.

     For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will a will@willtaylor.com , up to $500

    Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time..

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    Rank #5: The Angel Gabriel from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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    Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums

    A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

    Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
    Read episode notes here:
    https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-angel-gabriel-from-new-mandolin_26.html

    AVAILABLE ON

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    We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
    Here are the links to do that:

    Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

    For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

    Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

    Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com

    Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.

     For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will a will@willtaylor.com , up to $500

    Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time..

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    Rank #6: Carol of the Bells from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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    Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums

    A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

    Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
    Read episode notes here:
    https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/carol-of-bells-from-new-mandolin_77.html

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    We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
    Here are the links to do that:

    Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

    For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

    Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

    Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com

    Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.

     For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will a will@willtaylor.com , up to $500

    Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time..

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    Rank #7: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2, 2018

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    Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums:

    A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2

    Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
    Read episode notes here:
    https://christmas-songs1.blogspot.com/2018/11/dance-of-sugar-plum-fairy-from-new.html

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    We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
    Here are the links to do that:

    Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

    For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

    Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

    Just send your review or video testimonial as a reply to this email, post on social media and/or submit it to the CDbaby page listed above.

    Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.

     For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will, up to $500

    Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time..

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    Rank #8: Good King Wenceslas / Go Tell It on the Mountain from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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    Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums:

    A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

    Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
    Read episode notes here:https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/good-king-wenceslas-go-tell-it-on.html

    AVAILABLE ON

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    We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
    Here are the links to do that:

    Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

    For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

    Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

    Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com

    Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.

     For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will a will@willtaylor.com , up to $500

    Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time..

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    Rank #9: O Holy Night from the NEW A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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    Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums:

    A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

    Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
    Read episode notes here:
    https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/o-holy-night-from-new-mandolin.html

    AVAILABLE ON

    Spotify b.link/karenwillspotify ~~Apple Music b.link/karenwillitunes ~~Amazon b.link/karenwillamazon ~~DOWNLOAD FROM WILL b.link/karenwillbc ~~CD b.link/karenwillcds
    We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
    Here are the links to do that:

    Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

    For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

    Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

    Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com

    Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.

     For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will at will@willtaylor.com , up to $500"

    Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time..

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    Rank #10: Watchman, Tell Us of the Night from the NEW A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 2018!!

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    Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums:

    A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

    Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
    Read episode notes here:
    https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/watchman-tell-us-of-night-from-new.html

    AVAILABLE ON

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    We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
    Here are the links to do that:

    Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

    For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

    Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

    Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com

    Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.

     For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will at will@willtaylor.com , up to $500"

    Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time..

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