Christmas Present: Relient K’s ‘Merry Christmas, Here’s to Many More’


Today I introduce some of my favorite tracks from what has proven to be my favorite Christmas album since I began my “Christmas Present” experiement: Relient K’s “Let it Snow… Let it Reindeer.” (Nice pun.) The Christian band makes Christmas music awfully fun. Continue reading

Christmas Present: The Puppini Sisters’ “Jingle Bells”


If the rule of Christmas Present is most songs should be relatively current or by current artists, it’s only fair to allow a bit cheating by including artists that intentionally invoke a different era.  Such is the case of The Puppini Sisters. Continue reading

Introducing a Christmas Present

Christmas Present

When I first moved out on my own, I roomed with a guy who was a radio DJ. He worked for a station that played a lot of current Top 40 hits, but when the holidays rolled around, for some reason they’d break out Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” I asked him, “why don’t they play songs by some of their current artists?” and he responded, “We’d need about 100 good ones to form a playlist and make that happen.”

Challenge accepted. Continue reading