A downloadable Christmas playlist to get you in the mood for the season.

charlie brown christmas art

It has long been my contention that most people who dislike Christmas music do so because they've had the same songs be the soundtrack to their holidays for way too long. With that in mind, My Spilt Milk will widen the variety of music at your disposal during the season. The classics are classic for a reason, but that doesn't mean all the good Christmas songs were written by 1965.

We'll start the Christmas season with "A My Spilt Milk Christmas 2014," a downloadable mix of Christmas music. Some of it is sentimental, some of it is ironic, some of it is antique, and some of it is contemporary. New Orleans is represented with new Christmas music from Debbie Davis and Matt Perrine, old music from Huey "Piano" Smith and Rockin' Sidney, blues from Olga, and bounce tracks from BlaqNMild with Sess 4-5, and Joseph Baptiste with Kourtney Heart. Some tracks started life on wax cylinders, while some of the newer tracks only exist digitally. All of it is remarkable in one way or another though, and that's the main thing.

1. I’m Learning a Song for Christmas - Jack Pleasants
2. Santa Claus is Taykin to Town - Takyon
3. Getting Down for Christmas - Silly & Milly
4. Santa’s Italian Wife - The DiMara Sisters
5. We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Olga
6. Christmas Without an Angel - Dale Watson
7. Baby Wants a Basketball for Christmas - The Living Sisters
8. Christmas Tree - BlaqNMild & Sess 4-5
9. Almost Time for Santa - Huey “Piano” Smith
10. Wake Up Christmas Morning - Mighty Spoiler
11. Christmas at the Jersey Lilly Lounge - Loy Blanton
12. Wish You a Merry Christmas - Kim Weston

joseph byrd christmas album "A Christmas Yet to Come" by Joseph Byrd

13. Carol of the Bells - Joseph Byrd
14. Dub the Halls - Inner Circle
15. (It Really Is) A Wonderful Life - Mindy Smith
16. Santa Claus in Paris - DJ Dow Jones
17. Have Reindeer, Will Travel - Johnny Mathis
18. 10,000 Watts - Crystal Antlers
19. Xmas Lights - Radar Brothers
20. Blue Christmas - Meditation Singers
21. Silent Night - Imagene Pease
22. Carol of the Bells - Debbie Davis and Matt Perrine
23. Noite Silenciosa - Os Velhinhos Transviados
24. Xmas Songs Plastic Sputnik Arcade Punk Remix - Hally
25. C’est Noel Rock - Herman Apple Ses Carillons Et Ses Percussions

herman apple cover art "Stereo Percussion de Noël" by Herman Apple Ses Carillons Et Ses Percussions

26. Here We Go a Wassailing - Johnny Cole and His Chorus
27. Dry Your Eyes, Here Comes Santa Claus - Puppini Sisters vs. Wax Taylor
28. Santa Claus Se Roho a Mi Mujer - The Paranoias
29. Christmas Morning at Clancey’s - Steve Porter
30. Joy - Tracey Thorn
31. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree - Harry Simone Orchestra
32. Take Me Back to Toyland - Nat King Cole
33. Christmas Time is the Time - Rockin’ Sidney
34. Shake That Jingle Bell - Kris Baptiste feat. Kourtney Heart
35. The Day That Santa Was Sick - Line Material
36. The North Pole Express - Nick Lowe
37. O Christmas Tree - Forro in the Dark

huey piano smith christmas cover art "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns

 

For more downloadable Christmas music, check out "A My Spilt Milk Christmas 2013" and "A My Spilt Milk Christmas 2012."