Holiday treasures Christmas OK, SO IT'S KINDA THE LIST

OK, SO IT'S KINDA THE LIST


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Still done, but I’ve this public service to perform.  While there is no doubt that many great surprises still await–many we won’t learn of until mid-December–the fact is that people who are preparing annual holiday mixes are running out of time.  Generally speaking, most Christmas compers try to have a finished product by the first week in December, but nobody starts their project in the first week of December.  Most have been working on them for months and are right now making their final adjustments.  As it is, it pisses me off that I have to wait for next week to get access to Molly Burch and Joe Stilgoe.  For me, Robbie Williams, Good Lovelies, Michelle Malone, Hamilton Loomis, Cats In Space….they’ll all have to wait until next year as they’re releasing too late (for me).  So check the OK, So It’s Kinda The List and check it twice.  You don’t want to miss something that’s just what you’ve been looking for (and we’ve added quite a few digital releases, even going back to ones we missed in earlier months).  And collectors might find some exclusives from unusual places (like Urban Outfitters).  Happy, as well, to direct you to physical copies of things Amazon may only offer in digital format.  It’s not complete.  The List has never been complete.  But this year, more than others, there is a boatload of crap I can’t even pretend to be interested in (and some of it is probably good, too).  I do regret that I’m not going to be around to do singles for you.  It won’t help you none, but click on the artwork to the right for a nice one…that sadly won’t be released until December (sigh).

JULY 2
SAINT AMBROSE SCHOLA CANTORUM–“Restoration” (Fine choir effort from a small Indiana church)

JULY 19
DAVE STRYKER–“Eight Track Christmas” (Guitar-centric Trio Jazz in the tradition of Wes Montgomery)

AUGUST 23
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND OF COLOGNE–“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” ​(New Orleans Jazz & Blues from German 7-piece)

SEPTEMBER 13
THE MONKEES–“Christmas Party” (Vinyl version of 2018 CD)
THE MONKEES–“Christmas Party” (Limited Red and Green vinyl version of above)

SEPTEMBER 14
VIVA ACOUSTICA–“Christmas Eve” (Blend of instrumental Jazz and Country from Russian group; there will probably be CDs, but you’ll probably have to go to Russia to get them)

SEPTEMBER 18
THE BEATERSBAND–“Black Christmas” (Pop Punk EP from Italy)
DAVE KOZ–“Gifts of the Season” (Smooth Jazz; Melissa Manchester sings “All I Want For Christmas Is You”)
DONYA METZGER–“Sister Grinch” (Jazz vocals a la The Andrews Sisters…but a cappella)

SEPTEMBER 20
SEAY–“A Winter Blessing – The Gift” (CD version of New Age vocalist’s album released digitally in 2018)
BRYNN STANLEY–“Classic Christmas” (Jazz vocalist in a classic Big Band/Lush Orchestra setting)
VARIOUS–“Let’s Make Every Day A Christmas Day” (Vintage R&B collection from Jasmine label)
SOUNDTRACK–“Polar Express” (Transparent white vinyl issue of soundtrack to 2004 film)

SEPTEMBER 27
BIG LITTLE KINGDOM–“Alone For Christmas” (Contemplative and melancholy Adult Contemporary set)
ISTHMUS BRASS–“We Need A Little Christmas” (Wisconsin Brass ensemble’s second holiday platter)
VINCE GILL–“The Christmas Collection” (Wide release black vinyl version of 2018 Cracker Barrel Exclusive)
BRENDA LEE–“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree: The Decca Christmas Recordings” (New vinyl; old music)
RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO–“More Sounds of Christmas” (First domestic CD release of Lewis’ second Christmas set)
RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO–“More Sounds of Christmas” (Vinyl version of above)
MUSCRIBE–“Yule-Five Carols” (Instrumental Jazz…ish carols done in 5/4 time…a la Brubeck)
DIANA ROSS–“Wonderful Christmas Time” (Vinyl version of last year’s CD)
THE TEMPTATIONS–“Christmas Card” (Vinyl re-issue of 1970 Motown release)
VARIOUS–“The Ultimate Rockin’ Christmas Collection” (Western Star label doubles the fun of 2016 album)

OCTOBER 1
LUCIA FRITTOLI–“Holy Night (Music For Movie)” (Instrumental Lite/Easy Listening)
LORETTA PERRY–“The Reason For The Season” (Jazz infused Contemporary Gospel)

OCTOBER 4
JONATHAN BUTLER–“Christmas Together” (2nd Xmas album from Jazz guitarist; many Smooth Jazz guests)
JOSEPH FULLER–“Christmas In The City” (Live outing from Christian Classical Crossover pianist)
BILL & GLORIA GAITHER–“12 Christmas Favorites” (Traditional Gospel artists; Available at Cracker Barrel)
LOS LOBOS–“Llego Navidad” (First official commercial Christmas album from Tex Mex Rock combo)
MIRUSIA–“Christmas Memories” (World renowned Australian Soprano and Classical Crossover star)
ROSEATE–“First Christmas” (Christmas with a Bossa beat)
SIMPLY SISTERS–“Christmas” (Pretty AC/Southern Gospel)
VARIOUS–“The Best of Christmas Grass” (Bluegrass from the “Christmas Grass” series)
VARIOUS–“Christmas Grass: The Instrumentals” (Bluegrass from the “Christmas Grass” series)
VARIOUS–“NOW Country Christmas” (Latest from the NOW empire)

OCTOBER 11
GERALD ALBRIGHT–“Not So Silent Night” (Jazz sax player; with guests Take 6, Bebe Winans, Jonathan Butler)
DON AMERO–“Amero Little Christmas” (America release of last year’s Canadian Country Christmas set)
JOSE CABRERA–“O Come All Ye Faithful” (Piano set melding Classical, Jazz and Latin sounds)
VANESSA CAMPAGNA–“Merry & Bright” (I believe this is the fourth Christmas set from the Pop Country singer)
CHICAGO–“Chicago Christmas 2019” (37th album from horn driven Classic Rock group)
CHICAGO–“Chicago Christmas 2019” (Target exclusive CD features two Target exclusive tracks)
RAY CONIFF–“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” (Collectors vinyl of 1962 album; had been due last November)
DELICATE STEVE–“The Christmas Album” (Multi-instrumentalist releasing vinyl version of last year’s CD)
D-PAD FANFARE–“Rock Man Around The Xmas Tree” (Video game music arranged for the holidays)
D-PAD FANFARE–“Have Yourself A Super Mario Little Christmas” (As above)
MARY FAHL–“Winter Songs And Carols” (A mix of Traditional, Folk, AC and World music)
ERNIE HAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND–“A Jazzy Little Christmas” (Southern Gospel artist)
HOORAY HEROES–“Xmas Album” (FREE digital EP for kids and people who have them)
NE-YO–“Another Kind of Christmas” (Soulful seasonal grooves from singer-songwriter)
THE THREE SUNS–“The Sound of Christmas” (Digital re-issue of 1960 Jazz Vocal group release)
ANDY WILLIAMS–“Christmas Album” (Audiophile Blue Vinyl reissue of 1963 classic delayed from last year)
SOUNDTRACK–“Love Actually” (Limited Edition Candy Cane vinyl from Real Gone)

OCTOBER 15
BRIAN DOERKSEN–“The Heart of Christmas” (Canadian Christian artist; funded through Kickstarter)
BRIAN DOERKSEN–“The Heart of Christmas” (Vinyl version of above)

OCTOBER 18
ACCENT–“Christmas All The Way” (Jazz Vocal combo; hard copy CD may be available later)
BLACKHAWK–“The Spirit of Christmas” (Classic Country group)
THE CAPTAIN’S CREW–“An Outer Banks Christmas” (Folk/Gospel from NC; may be a digital reissue of old CD)
THE COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY–“A True Family Christmas” (Southern Gospel family’s third)
CHARLIE DANIELS–“Christmas Classics” (Traditional fare collected from Daniels’ earlier Christmas sets)
LENNY DEE–“Happy Holi-Dee” (Digital re-issue of 1961 album)
THE ERWINS–“What Christmas Really Means” (CCM/Worship group)
KEN GRIFFIN–“Back For Christmas” (Traditional holiday and non-holiday fare from late organist)
ROB HALFORD–“Celestial” (Judas Priest front man with his second Yuletide set)
ROB HALFORD–“Celestial” (Vinyl version of above)
JEWEL–“Joy: A Holiday Collection” (20th Anniversary vinyl reissue of Folk Pop singer’s Xmas set)
KEB MO–“Moonlight, Mistletoe & You” (Roots artist blends Blues and romance)
DONNA KING–“All The Lights” (Nashville based Christian/Gospel artist whose 2013 set was quite enjoyable)
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER–“Christmas (35th Anniversary Edition)” (Limited Edition vinyl reissue)
IDINA MENZEL–“Christmas–A Season of Love” (Second seasonal outing from star of stage & screen)
LEON REDBONE–“Christmas Island” (Import CD reissue of the late singer’s Christmas set, feat. Dr. John)
DIONNE WARWICK–“And The Voices of Christmas” (Album of holiday duets from Iconic diva)
VARIOUS–“Carols: The Sounds of Christmas” (Smooth Jazz collection from Trippin N Rhythm label)
VARIOUS–“Christmas At Birdland” (Jazzy cabaret featuring Klea Blackhurst)
VARIOUS–“Justin Time For Christmas, Vol. 6” (Comp from Canadian Jazz label’s stable of artists)
VARIOUS–“A Kool Kat Kristmas, Vol. 3” (Power Pop and 60s Pop Rock sounds; Kool indeed)
VARIOUS–“My Ultimate Pop Christmas Mix 2.0” (Urban Outfitters EXCLUSIVE vinyl comp; ltd to 3000)
VARIOUS–“Rock By The Sea Christmas, Vol. 10” (Florida charity raising money for cancer sufferers)

OCTOBER 23
VARIOUS–“A Taste of Christmas Pudding 2019” (Mostly Indie Rock from Alice Cooper’s annual benefit concert)

OCTOBER 25
4th + MAIN–“Imagine Christmas” (Modern Country from Nashville based group)
92 KEYS–“Christmas” (Pop/Classical Crossover duet of piano and violin)
92 KEYS–“Christmas” (IF there’s a CD, as I suspect there will be, it should be available here)
BOOKER T & THE MGs–“In The Christmas Spirit” (Barnes & Noble exclusive red vinyl of 1966 classic)
JIM BRICKMAN–“Celebration of Christmas” (Yet another Xmas set from Easy Listening artist)
DAVID CARNES–“A Christmas Journey” (Based on title, a reissue of 1999 set from virtuoso pianist)
CELTIC WOMAN–“The Magic of Christmas” (Celtic Pop/Classical Crossover group’s latest seasonal effort)
ELIZABETH CHAN–“If The Fates Allow” (8 years, 8 Christmas records from the reigning Queen of Christmas)
CKB MAGNETOPHON–“First Christmas On Mars” (Electronica Chill; call me crazy, but I like it)
TATIANA EVA-MARIE–“Wintertime Dreams” (30s style Parisian romance via Gypsy Jazz)
ORLA FALLON–“A Winter’s Tale” (Second solo Christmas set from Celtic harpist/singer of Celtic Woman fame)
MAGNE FURUHOLMEN–“White Xmas Lies” (Alt Rock/Alt Pop from former A-Ha keyboard artist)
MAGNE FURUHOLMEN–“White Xmas Lies” (Vinyl version of above)
ANA GASTEYER–“Sugar And Booze” (A mix of Jazz and humor from from SNL cast member)
ANA GASTEYER–“Sugar And Booze” (Vinyl version of above)
KEITH & KRISTYN GETTY–“Sing! An Irish Christmas” (Northern Irish Christian duo)
DOMINIC GLOVER, GARY JAMES CROCKET, JASON GLOVER–“Vintage R&B Christmas” (Production music)
DANNY GOKEY–“The Greatest Gift” (CCM performer and former American Idol contestant)
THE HAPPY RACERS–“A Merry Very Christmas” (CD of last year’s digital set of Rock for Kids…of all ages)
LATERAL BLUE–“This Christmas” (Bluegrass group from Green Hill Music)
RACHAEL LEAHCAR–“Together For Christmas” (Australian Pop and Classical singer)
TRINI LOPEZ“My Christmas Gift To You” (Re-issue–with different title–of singer’s 2017 Christmas album)
VICTOR MANUELLE–“Memorias de Navidad” (Puerto Rican Latin Pop/Salsa artist)
MARC MARTEL–“The Christmas Collection” (The best from Marc’s Christmas EPs, plus some new)
McLEOD NINE–“Christmas Wish” (Gypsy Jazz)
​LEA MICHELE–“Christmas In The City” (Former Glee star)
SCOTT MILLER–“Mountain Frontier Christmas” (Green Hill release featuring hammered dulcimer)
JOHN JACOB NILES–“Folk Songs of Christmas” (Remastered digital re-issue of 50s Folk recordings)
OAK RIDGE BOYS–“Down Home Christmas” (Country act’s EIGHTH holiday album)
ROCKY PATERRA–“Naughty List” (Pop Rock artist; lead single is “Icicle”)
MELANIE PENN–“Immanuel: The Folk Sessions” (EP featuring Bluegrass/Folk flavor)
PENTATONIX–“The Best of Pentatonix Christmas” (Collection of past favorites, plus 4 new tracks)
PUSS N BOOTS–“Dear Santa” (EP from female Alt Country band based in Brooklyn)
SALLY SAPPINGTON–“On This Christmas Night” (6-song EP from teenage Indie singer/songwriter)
SINGING CONTRACTORS–“Building A Christmas To Remember” (Don’t know, don’t want to know)
STRINGSPACE–“Strings For Christmas” (Classical Crossover collective from Australia)
JEAN WATSON–“For Unto Us” (CCM/Devotional violinist and singer)
LEE WELCH & DOUG AUSTIN–“Let’s Merry Be” (Traditional Folk)
LEE WELCH–“Christmas Dreams” (Instrumental period music)
WHITEHORSE–“Winter Classic” (Vinyl issue of last year’s set from Canadian duo)
VARIOUS–“Blink Before Christmas” (Import collection of vintage Blues/R&B; will reach Amazon in December)
VARIOUS–“Jazz For The Holidays” (Collection of instrumental Jazz from the Green Hill stable of artists)
VARIOUS–“Local Love Project Holiday Album” (Local artists, including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, raising money for victims of California wildfires)
VARIOUS–“You Wish” (Alt and Indie sounds from Merge; vinyl available by subscription only)

NOVEMBER 1
MARIAH CAREY–“Merry Christmas: Deluxe Anniversary Edition” (2-CD set includes rare mixes & live tracks)
ELEM ELEY, et. al.–“Christmas Day” (Operatic baritone and assorted accompaniment)
THE 5 BROWNS–“Christmas With The 5 Browns” (Piano playing Classical crossover siblings)
AMY GRANT–“Christmas” (3-LP vinyl set plus bonus 45 with 2 exclusive tracks)
​SARA GROVES–“Joy Of Every Longing Heart” (CCM Folk Pop artist who gave us “O Holy Night” a decade ago)
KELLIE HADDOCK–“Peace On Earth” (Christian Singer/Songwriter)
JESSICA HORTON–“A Country Christmas” (Classic Country from Mississippi born singer/songwriter)
JD’S TIME MACHINE–“Christmastime” (Original Retro Soul EP)
REBECCA KILGORE & ECHOES OF SWING–“Winter Days at Schloss Elmau” (Traditional Jazz)
THE KRAYOLAS–“Christmas With My Dad” (70’s Garage Rock band with Tex-Mex influences)
CYNDI LAUPER–“Merry Christmas, Have A Nice Life” (Limited Edition Green vinyl version of 1998 album)
YVONNE LYON–“Songs For Christmas” (Americana/Folk Pop)
MAKE LIKE MONKEYS–“Hand Claps For Christmas” (Sunshine Pop, Indie Pop, Power Pop, Cartoon Pop)
MONALISA TWINS–“Christmas” (Actual twins who meld traditional Pop and Folk with Indie Pop and Folk)
JAY PEREZ–“A Jay Perez Christmas” (Tejano/R&B artist)
KYLE PETERS–“Christmas Where I’m From” (Christmas music from Trinidad and Tobago)
CALEE REED–“Rejoice!” (Christian vocalist)
JOHNNY REID–“My Kind Of Christmas” (EP from Canadian Country singer; vinyl due Dec. 6)
JOSH ROUSE–“The Holiday Sounds of” (Alt Folk Pop artist inspired by 60s Jazz)
JOSH ROUSE–“The Holiday Sounds of” (Vinyl version of above)
MITCH RYDER–“Christmas Take A Ride” (Vinyl version of last year’s set from Detroit Rocker)
THE SEEKERS–“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” (Re-issue of Morningtown Ride To Christmas + a 2003 tune)
SHE & HIM–“A Very She & Him Christmas” (Vinyl version of 2011 album)
SHE & HIM–“A Very She & Him Christmas” (Barnes & Nobel Vinyl Exclusive version of 2011 album; red and green splatter on solid white)
JOEY STUCKEY–“A Santa That Plays Guitar” (Blind Blues Rock guitar player from Georgia)
TRUE CONCORD–“Christmas With True Concord” (Grammy nominated Arizona based Choir and Orchestra)
VANDALS–“Oi To The World Live” (Punk band’s classic 2002 holiday concert on CD for first time)
VANDALS–“Oi To The World Live” (First time on vinyl, as well.  Limited edition white vinyl)
PHIL WICKHAM–“Christmas” (Second Christmas album from CCM artist)
VARIOUS–“An All Star Salute To Christmas” (Re-issue of eclectic 2009 2-CD set)
VARIOUS–“DREAM Christmas, Vol. 4” (CCM from the DREAM stable of artists)
​VARIOUS–“Mele Cali-Kimaka” (Hawaiian music from California)
VARIOUS–“Prog Rock Christmas” (Features Steve Morse, Annie Halsam, and more)
VARIOUS–“Prog Rock Christmas” (Vinyl version of above; red or white)
VARIOUS–“Punk Rock Christmas 2” (Cleopatra follow up to 2015 comp)
VARIOUS–“Punk Rock Christmas 2” (Red vinyl version of above)
VARIOUS–“Rock N Roll Christmas” (3-CD Import for the price of one relatively cheap domestic CD)
VARIOUS–“A Sparkling Christmas” (23 Christmas oldies on 180gm Gold & Clear vinyl, Import limited to 1500)
SOUNDTRACK–“Home Alone” (Limited Edition Green vinyl version of 1990 soundtrack)
SOUNDTRACK–“Home Alone” (Urban Outfitters EXCLUSIVE multicolor vinyl version, ltd to 1500)

NOVEMBER 4
OBE & AMBER BROWN–“Love Was Born” (Worship music)
STEVE DAVIS TRIO–“Jazz For Christmas” (Trio Jazz led by drummer Steve Davis)

NOVEMBER 5
STEVEN BLANE–“Hanukkah” (6 song Indie Folk EP with 5 Hanukkah standards and one original)

NOVEMBER 8
MAX ABRAMS–“Christmas Songs” (More Christmas Jazz from Nashville Sax player)
LEROY ANDERSON–“Complete Christmas Collection” (2-CD set from RealGone)
CHET ATKINS–“Complete RCA & Columbia Christmas Recordings” (2-CD set from RealGone)
B3 KINGS–“Laughing All The Way” (3rd Christmas set from Canadian seasonal Jazz superstars)
LOCKWOOD BARR–“Christmas In Memphis” (Nashville based Country artist)
STANLEY BLACK–“Christmas Holiday For Romance” (First time on CD for this 1954 Lite Music classic)
WADE BOWEN–“Twelve Twenty-Five” (Country/Red Dirt singer with a throwback Christmas album)
WADE BOWEN–“Twelve Twenty-Five” (Vinyl version of above)
LINCOLN BREWSTER–“A Mostly Acoustic Christmas Album” (Canadian CCM artist)
JIM BRICKMAN–“The Magic of Christmas” (When one new Jim Brickman Christmas album isn’t enough)
NATALIE COLE–“Holly & Ivy” (25th Anniversary reissue from Craft Recordings; remastered)
NATALIE COLE–“Holly & Ivy” (Vinyl version of above; 180gm collector’s grade vinyl)
DALLAS STRING QUARTET–“A Very Merry Christmas” (Classical Crossover)
DOUBLE DRUMS–“Groovin’ Christmas” (German percussion duo)
AMY GRANT–“Home For Christmas” (First time on vinyl for Amy’s 1992 classic)
ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS–“Christmas Swing” (2018 rocking’ Blues set comes to vinyl)
TARRYN LAMB–
“Kersfees met Tarryn Lamb” (South African pop singer, songwriter, and actress)
JOHN LEGEND–“A Legendary Christmas Deluxe” (last year’s set with four additional tunes)
MICHAEL LINGTON–“A Foreign Affair Christmas” (Smooth Jazz from Danish American Sax player)
WYNTON MARSALIS–“Big Band Holidays II” (Sequel to 2015 effort with the JLCO)
SANDRA McCRACKEN–“Christmas” (Folk and Gospel influenced Indie singer/songwriter)
EUGENE ORMANDY–“Complete Columbia Christmas Albums” (Sonic splendor from RealGone)
VEERONNA RAGGONE & SHERRY FINZER–“Christmas Picante” (Remastered 2014 set; sparkling New Age)
RANDY RAINBOW–“Hey Gurl, It’s Christmas” (YouTube singer and satirist)
JIM REEVES–“Twelve Songs of Christmas (Remastered & Expanded)” (Finally)
JOHNNY RUFFIN JR.–“White Christmas” (Soul with some Gospel influence)
SALT OF THE SOUND–“And on Earth, Peace” (Ambient Christian vocal duo)
DYLAN SCOTT–“Merry Christmas” (Country artist with some classic crooner instincts)
BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA–“Boogie Woogie Christmas” (Green vinyl release of 2002 album)
BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA–“Dig That Crazy Santa Claus” (Red vinyl release of 2005 album)
SIDEWALK PROPHETS–“Merry Christmas To You” (Deluxe version of 2013 holiday set from CCM group)
MICHAEL SINATRA–“An Old Fashioned Christmas (Deluxe)” (Frank’s grandson with expanded 2018 EP)
DAVE STRYKER–“Eight Track Christmas” (If you missed it in July, here’s another shot; Jazz)
VARIOUS–“A Country Christmas” (Grey market needle drop CD of 1962 Decca Country comp)
VARIOUS–“Country Christmas” (Grey market needle drop CD of 1977 Pickwick Country comp)
VARIOUS–“Great Songs of Christmas” (RealGone release culled from Goodyear & Grants LPs; first time on CD for 19 of the 20 tracks, including rare Christmas recordings from Gary Puckett and Mark Lindsay)
VARIOUS–“Have Yourself A Swingin’ Little Christmas” (LMTD 180gm color vinyl shorter version of 2018 CD)
VARIOUS–“Joy To The Burg” (Multi-genre charity effort out of Harrisburg, PA)
VARIOUS–“NOW 100 Hits Christmas” (5-CD set from the NOW empire)
VARIOUS–“Yulesville” (Collection of early Rock and vintage R&B from Bear Family label)

NOVEMBER 9
NEON SWING X-PERIENCE–“O Howly Night” (Pennsylvania Neo-Swing Jump Jive and Rock band)

NOVEMBER 10
NAT KING COLE–“The Christmas Song” (Target EXCLUSIVE GREEN Vinyl version of classic holiday album)
FRANK SINATRA–“Ultimate Christmas” (Target EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition GREEN Vinyl 2-LP set)

NOVEMBER 11
SEBASTIAN LIGHTFOOT–“Winter Tales” (New Age Electronica from the Netherlands)

NOVEMBER 12
SCOTT LEONARD JAZZ BAND–“Jazz Christmas Songs By The Fire” (Nice arrangements and performance)

NOVEMBER 13
CHARLIE & THE TROPICALES–“Presents For Everyone” (Calypso and other tropical gems from NO)
KRISTINE St-PIERRE & JUSTIN LACROIX–“Noel Avec Toi” (Canadian Folk duo)

NOVEMBER 15
SAARA AALTO–“Fairytale – Joulun Taikaa” (Finnish Pop star)
BARNES & BARNES–“Holidaze In Lumania” (Last year’s brilliantly demented digital album comes to CD)
​BARNES & BARNES–“Holidaze In Lumania” (Last year’s brilliantly demented digital album comes to vinyl)
​JOACHIM BADENHORST & MOGIL–“Adventa” (Avant Garde Jazz from Iceland)
BERRYART–“Among Us” (Alt Rock/Folk/SynthPop from Oklahoma)
MOLLY BURCH–“The Molly Burch Christmas Album” (Amazing Alt Pop artist)
MOLLY BURCH–“The Molly Burch Christmas Album” (Vinyl version of above)
MOLLY BURCH–“The Molly Burch Christmas Album” (VMP exclusive Evergreen color vinyl version; Lmtd 300)
CHRISTMAS JUG BAND–“Live From The West Pole” (More Christmas fun from West Coast collective)
CLEAN PETE–“Gloria” (Amazing Dutch Pop/Rock twin sister duo)
CLEAN PETE–“Gloria” (Vinyl version of above)
ANAIS DELVA–“Quand J’Entends Chanter Noel” (French Pop/Traditional singer; mp3 at Amazon)
FIRST TO ELEVEN–“A Very First To Eleven Christmas” (Rock band from Erie, PA)
FIRST TO ELEVEN–“A Very First To Eleven Christmas” (When the CD version is ready, you’ll find it here)
ELLA FITZGERALD–“Wishes You A Swinging Christmas” (VMP exclusive 180gm Purple&Green Hi-Melt vinyl)
FROSTBACK–“Colder Christmas Still” (Ambient electronica out of Chicago)
THE HOUND + THE FOX– “Songs of Winter (Deluxe)” (2018 album with 4 new tracks from Alt Folk Pop duo)
THE IMAGINARIES–“Hometown Christmas” (Indie Pop meets Americana with a hint of Blues)
JAGGER HOLLY–“It’s Christmas Somewhere” (Pop Punk from Austria)
CHRIS KAMARA–“Here’s To Christmas” (Big Band crooner set from UK artist and soccer analyst)
CHANTAL KREVIAZUK–“Christmas Is A Way of Life, My Dear” (Canadian Pop singer)
LEAH–“Ancient Winter” (Winter themed set combining Folk, Celtic, Rock & Classical)
LEAH–“Ancient Winter” (Vinyl version of above; color vinyl already sold out)
CHRIS MANN–“Christmas Jukebox” (Former Voice contestant who released a Christmas EP in 2012)
MEG & DIA–“December Darling” (Indie Pop/Alt Rock duo of the Frampton sisters)
MEG & DIA–“December Darling” (Half white half gold color vinyl version of the above; ltd to 300)
MEG & DIA–“December Darling” (White with gold splatter vinyl version, ltd to 200, Pure Noise Exclusive and currently only available in assorted bundles)
KAYLENE PEOPLES–“Carol Of The Bells” (CD issue of 2016 digital Jazz EP from California flautist/vocalist)
THE POCKET GODS–“A Rock N Rollin’ Fornicatin’ Xmas” (Eclectic and prolific UK Indie Alternative band)
THE RIVER ROCK BAND–“Canticles for the Turning” (Roots Folk with Rock, Jazz, Celtic and Latin seasonings)
JOE STILGOE–“The Christmas Album” (Neo-Swing singer/songwriter)
JOSE VALENTINO–“Christmas with Jose Valentino, Vol. 1” (Latin Jazz)
VARIOUS–“Christmas In Soulsville” (VMP exclusive Red & Green Starburst vinyl edition; Limited to 1000)
VARIOUS–“Music To Enjoy Christmas By” (Budget priced 3-CD Import)
VARIOUS–“NOW Country Christmas” (RED Vinyl version of CD released Oct. 4)
VARIOUS–“A Pop Punk Christmas Carol” (Pop Punk comp)
VARIOUS–“A Very Cool Christmas” (2-LP Audiophile 180gm color vinyl comp, ltd and numbered to 1500)

NOVEMBER 18
GERALD KRAMPL–“Advent & Christmas” (2 album set of Neo-Classical/New Age solo piano)

NOVEMBER 22
BAD RELIGION–“Christmas Songs” (GOLD Vinyl version of 2013 EP; Limited to 500 units)
RACHELLE BENTLEY–“Christmas Gift” (Jazz Pop/Traditional vocalist; re-issue of 2011 release)
CHICAGO–“Chicago Christmas 2019” (Vinyl version of CD released October 11)
JESSIE CLEMENT–“Winter Wonderland” (21 year old Pop artist)
SHAMEIA CRAWFORD–“Here With You” (Soul with some Jazz, Gospel and Hip Hop influences)
BING CROSBY–“Bing At Christmas” (With the London Symphony Orch & featuring The Puppini Sisters on 2)
GLENN CRYTZER ORCHESTRA–“Underneath The Mistletoe” (Big Band Jazz and Swing era; 11 originals)

KEITH HARKIN–“It’s Christmas Time” (Second Christmas album from former Celtic Thunder vocalist)
GOOD LOVELIES–“Evergreen” (Second Christmas album from Canadian vocal harmony Folk Pop trio)
GOOD LOVELIES–“Evergreen” (Vinyl version of above)
HIDEAKI HORI & HIROSHI TAKASE–“Christmas Time” (Jazz from Japan; 14 tracks)
INSIDE JOKE–“Christmas Presents” (Hip Hop, somewhat comical; doesn’t do anything for my head)

​THE McCRARY SISTERS–“A Very McCrary Christmas” (Bluesy Gospel with some great guests)
IDINA MENZEL–“Christmas–A Season of Love” (Vinyl version of CD due Oct. 18)
AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS–“Christmas On A Greyhound Bus” (Americana EP)
SATAN’S PILGRIMS–“Feliz Navidad”/”Greensleeves” (Surf Rock, 150 white vinyl (Sold Out), 150 black)
STYLISTICS–“Christmas” (Vinyl release of 1992 album)
SILENT WINTERS–“Christmas Morning” (Canadian Folk duo)
TAMARA USATOVA–“Christmas With Tamara Usatova” (Jazz Pop/Soul singer)
​ROBBIE WILLIAMS–“The Christmas Present” (2-CD set from former Take That vocalist; lots of originals)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS–“The Christmas Present” (Vinyl version of above)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS–“The Christmas Present Deluxe” (Above CD with four additional songs)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS–“The Christmas Present Deluxe” (Vinyl version of Deluxe version above)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS–“The Christmas Present” (RED 
cassette version, EXCLUSIVELY from Robbie Williams)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS–“The Christmas Present” (GREEN cassette version EXCLUSIVELY from Robbie Williams)
​VARIOUS–“The Christmas Soul” (Nice set from Advent Birmingham melding lots of genre influences)
VARIOUS–“Hanukkah+” (Music from HAIM, Jack Black, Yo La Tengo, Flaming Lips, more)

VARIOUS–“Merry Luxmas” (A collection of vintage singles from The Cramps’ vinyl basement)
VARIOUS–“This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday, Vol. 3” (Jack Johnson’s label; vinyl due in Dec.)
VARIOUS–“A Very Cherry Christmas 14” (The best in Indie; EXCLUSIVELY on CD–no digital–ltd to 200)

VARIOUS–“A Vintage Broadway Christmas” (Broadway stars of yesteryear/recent past)

SNOWFLAKES SINGLES (NOVEMBER 22)
LIVINGMORE–“Show Me Light And Love”/”Winter Wonderland” (White 7″ vinyl; Limited to 320)
SUPERBRAVO–“La Nuit”/”Chanson Pour Les Enfants l’Hiver” (White 7″ vinyl; Limited to 320)
US AND THEM–“When The Stars Are Shining Brightly”/”Winter” (White 7″ vinyl; Limited to 320)
BUNDLE OF ALL THREE 2019 SNOWFLAKES SINGLES

NOVEMBER 25
RANDY BONIFIELD–“Songs of Christmas” (Really fine, occasionally quite funky, CCM from Kansas)
KEENAN McKENZIE–“A Bull City Holiday” (Retro Big Band Swing from North Carolina)
THE OUTSIDE TRACK–“Christmas Star” (UK Folk)
PIQSIQ–“Quviasugvik: In Search of Harmony” (Carols adapted to traditional Inuit throat singing)

NOVEMBER 29
BIKINI SLEEPOVER–“The Sleepover Before Christmas” (Indie Alt Rock/Basement Punk)
TOM BRUSKY–“Country Christmas Collection” (Each song in the style of a different era of Country)
JUDY COLLINS & JONAS FJELD–“Winter Stories” (Folk, Bluegrass, and Country set of wintry vignettes)
THE COURETTES/POWERSOLO–“Christmas”/”Glædelig jul allesammen” (Raw Rock split 7″ from Denmark)
ANNIE HALSAM–“It Snows In Heaven Too” (OOP 2000 album from iconic Renaissance vocalist, remastered)
WILL HARRIS & FRIENDS–“The Sound of Christmas” (Contemporary Christian)
LETTERS TO CLEO–“OK Christmas” (Color Vinyl EP from Alt Rock band, LMTD to 500, released digitally Nov. 15)
MICHELLE MALONE–“Toddie Time 2” (Roots artist EP; Kickstarter funded)
EDWIN McCAIN–“Merry Christmas Baby” (Indie Rock artist of “I’ll Be” fame)
MOE–“Season’s Greetings” (First vinyl issue of 2002 Alt Rock record; red & white splatter, ltd to 1000)
KACEY MUSGRAVES–“The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show” (Soundtrack to a special taped for Amazon)
PONY DEATH RIDE–“The First Leon” (Sand Diego’s very popular Cabaret Punk Comedy duo)
KATE RUSBY–“Holly Head” (Fifth seasonal set from UK Folk Pop artist)
RICK WAKEMAN–“Christmas Portraits” (Solo piano from progressive keyboard legend)
RICK WAKEMAN–“Christmas Portraits” (Vinyl version of above)
VARIOUS–“Blues Christmas” (Putumayo’s 2019 holiday comp includes Charles Brown, Kenny Neal, more)
VARIOUS–“Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas” (Reissue of 2000 release)
VARIOUS–“Ki Ho’alu Christmas: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar” (Reissue of 1996 release)
VARIOUS–“A Very Rad Pop Christmas” (Punk from the Rad Pop stable; not yet sure of the format)
SOUNDTRACK–“Scrooged” (140gm color vinyl)

DECEMBER 1
CATS IN SPACE–“My Kind of Christmas” (7″ Satsuma Color Vinyl from British 70s flavored Rock group)
CATS IN SPACE–“My Kind of Christmas” (12″ Picture Disc of above with different B-side; Limited to 300)
JOSIE DUNCAN–“Merry Christmas” (3 song EP of sweet Folk from Glasgow artist)
ENERGEMA–“A Christmas Night” (EP from Columbian Christian Power Metal band)
MELODY NADAL–“Un Noel Jazz” (Christmas Jazz EP from Paris, France)
BEULAH RUTH PINTO–“The Impossible” (EP from UAE Pop singer/songwriter)
PURRPLE CAT–“Snowbound” (Chill/Jazzhop from Portland, Oregon)
STRAWBERRY STATION–“Christmas Present” (UK Vaporwave, some of which is from 2018; ltd to 40)
VARIOUS–“Carols For A Cure, Vol. 21” (Broadway casts and artists raising money to fight AIDS)
​VARIOUS–“Christmas Boogie Woogie” (10 year Christmas “best of” from Green Monkey Records)
VARIOUS–“Hail The Jolly Green Monkey” (Green Monkey’s 2019 collection of Indie, Alt & underground Rock)

DECEMBER 2
SHEL & JARS OF CLAY–“A Family Christmas” (Ltd. 12″ red vinyl)
SHEL & JARS OF CLAY–“A Family Christmas” (CD version of above)
HEIDI TALBOT, ROGER TALLROTH, etc.–“A Light In The Dark” (Nordic & Celtic Folk Supergroup; gorgeous)
HEIDI TALBOT, ROGER TALLROTH, etc.–“A Light In The Dark” (Digital version of above)
VARIOUS–“The Last Christmas Party On The Left” (The final comp from Friends Friends Friends)

DECEMBER 6
JOHN BARROWMAN–“A Fabulous Christmas” (British vocalist and Doctor Who actor)
BIG STICK–“Sauced Up Santa” (Green & Red vinyl Rock EP, ltd to 500–only 50 left as of this writing)
SAW BLACK & THE TOYS–“Christmas In The Background” (Indie Folk/Americana/Alt Country)
SAW BLACK & THE TOYS–“Christmas In The Background” (Limited edition vinyl of above; ltd to 100 copies)
MARTINA DaSILVA & DAN CHMIELINSKI–“A Very ChimyTina Christmas” (New York Jazz duo)
ARIANA GRANDE–“Christmas & Chill” (Color vinyl release of 2015 EP)
KEB MO–“Moonlight, Mistletoe & You” (Blue vinyl version, EXCLUSIVELY available from Keb Mo, ltd to 300)

WYNTON MARSALIS–“Big Band Holidays II” (Vinyl version of CD releasing November 8)
AIDAN MOFFAT & RM HUBBERT–“Ghost Stories For Christmas” (Vinyl version of 2018 album)
PENTATONIX–“The Best of Pentatonix Christmas” (Vinyl version of CD releasing 10/25)
JOHNNY REID–“My Kind of Christmas” (Vinyl version of above Country EP due on CD November 1)
LANA WINTERHALT–“Diamonds” (Indie Alternative/Folk Pop/Ambient artist from Canada)
VARIOUS–“Sons of Old Town Xmas Extravaganza, Vol. 3” (Indie Rock, Pop and Folk; limited to 100)

DECEMBER 10
BLACKBALL BANDITS–“A Very Balackball Christmas” (Surf Rock 7″, lathe cut and limited to 50)

DECEMBER 13
JOHN BARROWMAN–“A Fabulous Christmas” (Barrowman’s album arrives at Amazon)
SAMANTHA FISH–“Run Run Rudolph”/”Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” (7″ from Roots/Blues artist)
FURNACE & THE FUNDAMENTALS–“A Very Furnace Christmas” (Vinyl version of 2018 digital album from Australian group, turning Pop/Rock hits into Christmas songs)
JOHN LEGEND–“A Legendary Christmas Deluxe” (Vinyl version of CD released Nov. 8)
PENTATONIX–“The Best of Pentatonix Christmas” (Vinyl version of CD released 10/25)
PUSS N BOOTS–“Dear Santa” (Vinyl EP of Alt Country CD-EP due Oct. 25)
DECKCHAIR POETS–“Always Piste At Christmas” (Rock with a smile from Supergroup)
STEVE PERRY–“Silver Bells”/”Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (Color 7″ from Journey vocalist)
VARIOUS–“Blink Before Christmas” (Comp of vintage Blues/R&B released overseas 10/25 reaches Amazon)
VARIOUS–“Hanukkah+” (Vinyl version of CD released Nov. 22)
VARIOUS–“A Lakeland Christmas” (Ltd edition white vinyl local artist comp from Lakeland, FL)
VARIOUS–“This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday, Vol. 3” (180gm white vinyl of CD released Nov. 22)
VARIOUS–“The 12 Rockin’ Days of Christmas” (Comp of vintage Rock and R&B based on The 12 Days)

TBA
Backstreet Boys (They’re back, ai’ight?)
​Campbell & Green (NOV) (Canadian husband and wife Folk Pop duo)
Cher (nuff said)
Death Cat–“Death Cat vs. X-Mas” (Experimental Punk multi-media group)
Faith Angelina Dixon (New Age piano from 13 year old prodigy)
​Paul Edis (UK Jazz artist)

Pasquale Esposito (Italian tenor)
Luke Evans (Actor known for roles in Beauty & The Beast and the Fast & Furious series)

Faithful Journey (Southern Gospel quartet from the MidWest)
Melody Joyce (EDM singer/songwriter)

Folk Hymnal–“Incarnation Songs, Vol. II” (Christian Folk follow up to last year’s Christmas EP; Kickstarter funded)
Lennie Gallant (Canadian Country star who had one of the best Christmas singles of 2018)
HW Klownface–“Desecration of Santa Claus” (Metal artist who won a copyright suit in Judge Judy’s courtroom)
​Hamilton Loomis (NOV) (Texas Blues guitar player; crowdfunded through Go Fund Me)

​Natalie McMaster (Canadian Celtic fiddler)
​Tony Meade (Pop Rock artist from Colorado)

The New West Symphony & Chorus (70 member choir and orchestra)
Oversight Gallery (Indie Emo band from Indiana)
Dolly Parton (Country superstar says this is definite and will be accompanied by a Christmas tour)
​Jetty Rae (NOV) (Second Christmas set)

Andrew Ryan (L.A. based Jazz Pop artist)
Slobberbone (Alt Country band from Texas)
Smashing Pumpkins (Billy seems pretty stoked by the idea)
​Canadian Troubadour Doug Smith–“Christmas In The Valley” (Canadian Country artist)
Danii Roundtree–“Retro Christmas” (Throwback Jazz, Soul, Funk artist)
​Silya & The Bad Santas (NOV 15) (Norwegian singer and group; vinyl and CD)

Sovereign Grace (Worship group planning 3rd Christmas album)
Larry Stewart (Country set from one of the vocalists from Restless Heart)
​The Taters–“Shiny & Brite” (Roots Rock/Americana)

Olivia West–“Hurry Up Santa” (Country Pop; Kickstarter)
Various–“Seasonal Favorites, Vol. 5” (Yet another indispensable collection of Surf Rock, etc., from Double Crown)

POSSIBLE
Carolyn Broussard (Cajun Americana)
Delta Rae (Alt Pop Americana)
​DMX–“DMX-Mas” (Rap)
​EXO (K-Pop Boy Band)

2020
Mandy Gaines (Cincinnati Jazz vocalist)
Paul Kelly (The dude who taught us “How To Make Gravy” for Christmas working on a full holiday album)
​Melvin Seals (Leader of JGB, a Grateful Dead spinoff, with what is expected to be a fairly traditional “churchy” effort)

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