12 Days of Christmas Music to Improve Your Playlist (Day 9)

Today is the day for requests. (Okay, actually, there are several requests of this series each year, which I kinda like, but today I’m indulging two of them.)

Day 9 features a fantastic song that has been suggested to me many times by multiple people, and this year it made the primary list. It’s “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues, featuring Kirsty MacColl.

Please also click here to see a bonus song suggested by Marie Marshall, who mentioned it in the comments to an earlier day’s post. It’s a marvelous jazz rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” that reminds me of the old Pink Panther cartoons in the best way, although that doesn’t really describe it well enough. Just give it a listen; it’s fun.


12 Days of Christmas Music to Improve Your Playlist (Day 6)

Here’s another Midnight Syndicate track for you today, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” It’s a song I’ve always kind of enjoyed, and I really like what they’ve done with it. MS makes excellent background music, I think — though it’s also fun to focus on it while you’re listening — and this morning I’m back at work on my novel edits now that my semester is over. (And there was much rejoicing!)