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Christmas music 2012

Every year about this time, I post about Christmas music. Here I go again.

I like Christmas music. I manage to refrain from playing it on my iPod until Advent begins. Once that first Sunday of preparation and waiting dawns – away I go!

IMG00078-20111212-1925This year, after attending the Bring Leonard Peltier Home in 2012 Concert that he co-hosted with Pete Seeger, I purchased my first Harry Belafonte CD – a CD of Christmas music. I had known of Belafonte’s incredible commitment to social justice. Now, through the lens of Christmas, I appreciate him as an artist.
Two Christmas songs I have to hear over and again at this season are:

Christmas in the Trenches” by John McCutcheon

The Rebel Jesus” by Jackson Browne

How about you? What music speaks to you at Christmas?

See you along the Trail.

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Christmas music

We hear Christmas music everywhere. We have heard it since before Thanksgiving – we often rush the season.

Some Christmas music is certainly vapid and insipid. Fortunately, much of it is profound and moving.

My friend Shannon recently posed the question on her Facebook page:

If you were to record a holiday album, what 2 songs would you include? (traditional or current)? And no “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer”

Many come to mind, but the two I would choose are:

Christmas in the Trenches” by John McCutcheon

The Rebel Jesus” by Jackson Browne

How about you? What two songs would you include?

See you along the Trail.

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