Finally, my friends, I have found my spirit! Apparently it was covered in glitter, located right under my Warm Wishes Holiday Mix, circa 2006.
While cleaning my apartment I found an old holiday mix CD. As I listened and loved, I decided that it was time I quit my scroogey ways and start making my way down Christmas list. Every year I try to make the holidays homemade, chaos style. Friends and family get some sort of half purchased, half created gift most ALWAYS comprised of a mixed CD and cookies. I am very predictable. This is serious business as lots of thought goes into it into the right mix of ingredients and music.
It's too early to start on the cookies (Rach, I might use your nice oven when I dog sit) but I now have the makings of a Chaos&Christmas 2009 Mix. The list needs some editing but here is what plays in the background as I make two fabulous soups in my apartment now filled with holiday spirit. The melodies are comprised of familiar, new, upbeat and melancholy... just like 2009.
Jingle Bell Rock The Ventures
All I Want for Christmas Matt Costa
The Man With the Bag Jane Monheit
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Michael Bublé
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Jack Johnson
Pennies from Heaven Louis Prima
Merry Christmas Baby Otis Redding
No Christmas for Me Zee Avi
White Christmas Sonya Kitchell
Spotlight On Christmas Rufus Wainwright
Santa Baby Eartha Kitt
The Heartache Can Wait Brandi Carlile
2000 Miles (Live) The Pretenders
Baby, It’s Cold Outside Dianne Reeves & Lou Rawls
I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Billie Holiday
Winter Song Sara Bareilles &Ingrid Michaelson
Christmas Song Dave Matthews &Tim Reynolds
River Herbie Hancock Feat. Corinne Bailey Rae
Last Christmas Coldplay
*Not all were available on iTunes, so iMix is missing several tracks*