Milanesi’s Christmas Playlist Volume 1

Back in 1999, Mike Milanesi, a co-worker and friend put together four discs of Christmas music. In my family, it didn’t take long for these to become our defacto favorite discs to listen to between Thanksgiving and the New Year’s Day. The four discs were separated into four distinct groups Religious, Secular, Instrumental and Bing’s Zing (Crosby, of course).

As a way of saying thanks to Mike and share the love this Christmas, I will post each of these playlists over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have.

Disc 01: Religious

  1. I Saw Three Kings, Marriane Faithful
  2. What Child is This?, Dar Williams
  3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, T-Bone Burnett
  4. The Holly and the Ivy, The Roches
  5. In the Bleak Midwinter, Pierce Pettis
  6. Silent Night, Shawn Colvin
  7. Down in Yon Forest, Joan Baez
  8. I Saw Three Ships, Bruce Cockburn
  9. Lullay Lully, Barbara Higbie
  10. Christmas Bells, John Gorka
  11. Light of the Stable, Emmylou Harris
  12. O Holy Night, Harry Connick
  13. O Come All Ye Faithful, Art Garfunkel
  14. I Saw Three Ships, Judy Collins
  15. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Bruce Cockburn
  16. Coventry Carol, Suzanne Vega
  17. Joy to the World, Anne Murray
  18. The Little Drummer Boy, Bing Crosby w/David Bowie

About the author:  Washington, D.C. area web designer by day. Certifiable music freak by night. Husband and father of two by the loving grace of God.


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  • Luigi Milanesi

    love those poems, keep it up(especially the family name)

  • http://islandvacations.com Island Vacations

    Harry Connick is amazing.