When I posted about putting together a collection of groovy Sabbath music, I mentioned that I had made a cd of interesting covers of the Christmas songs in the English LDS hymnal. Here I offer a slightly modified version of that cd. These may not be to everyone’s taste, so feel free to post alternatives in the comments.
201 Joy to the World, Sufjan Stevens.
202 Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Weezer
203 Angels We Have Heard On High, The Brian Setzer Orchestra
204 Silent Night, Sinead O’Connor
205 Once in Royal David’s City, Will Todd Trio
206 Away in the Manger, Johnny Cash
207 It came upon a Midnight Clear, Sixpence None the Richer
208 (Oh Little Town of) Bethlehem, Basel Zayed
209 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, The Fall
210 With Wondering Awe, some kid with a guitar (These next few I left off of the original cd. They are pure YouTube finds.)
211 While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks, TubaPeter
212 Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains, Some Japanese Mormons
213 The First Noel, Emmylou Harris (The original cd had Willie Nelson, but that’s not available online.)
214 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Jars of Clay