A Putumayo Family Christmas

christmasGrowing up we had a family tradition that every year we would buy one new Christmas album. Each year we would delight in a different type of music from choral, to classical, to pop and even Motown! It’s a tradition that I’ve carried on now that I have a family of my own, and last year’s CD, A Family Christmas, was one of the biggest Christmas CD hits yet.

A Family Christmas is a charming CD from wonderful company Putumayo (we’ve reviewed their CD European Playground previously) with something for everyone. From the soft country stylings of Deana Carter singing Winter Wonderland to the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy retro-swing style of Is Zat You Santa Clause, this album is a Christmas delight. Our personal hands-down favourite is the old English song Here We Come A-Wassailing sung by Kate Rusby – this is often played, on repeat, in the car so we can all loudly sing along.

This year we’re thinking of adding one of Putumayo’s other Christmas CDs to our collection, either A Jazz & Blues Christmas (with tracks from BB King, Ray Charles and The Ramsey Lewis Trio) or the World Christmas Party with songs and musicians from around the world. Right now, you can also download 2 FREE tracks: Alegria by Maria de Barros from the new Putumayo CD World Christmas Party andJolly Old St. Nick by Brave Combo from our favourite CD, A Family Christmas. Definitely worth checking out to help you get in a festive mood!

Putumayo CDs are sold directly through the company’s website or at a variety of fine retailers.

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