First broadcast December 9, 2005

New Holiday Releases

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The holiday albums start arriving in the summer and they continue unabated until the end of December (and beyond in some years). I decided to do an extra week of holiday programming this year because of the way the calendar and holidays fell, so I chose a handful of my very favorite holiday CD releases of this year and gave listeners a healthy taste of each, just like sugarplums.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Sloan Wainwright et al, “Illuminate”, On A Night Before Christmas, Independent

  • Joel Brown, “What Child Is This?”, Christmas Cedar And Spruce, Troy

  • Peter Ostroushko et al, “Dobryj Vechir Tobi”, Heartland Holiday, Borderland

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  • Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito, “This Christmas Morning”, “December Child”, “If Mary Knew”, This Christmas Morning, Collective Works!

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  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle, “Seven Joys Of Mary”, “Old Waits Carol”, “Wise Men”, The McGarrigle Christmas Hour, Nonesuch

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  • Peter Ostroushko, “Carol Of The Bells”, Heartland Holiday, Borderland

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  • Roger Gillen, “The Drummer Boy”, Love’s Pure Light, Independent

  • Chaim Tannenbaum, “Blue Christmas”, On A Night Before Christmas, Independent

  • Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito, “In The Bleak Midwinter”, This Christmas Morning, Collective Works

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  • The McGarrigles/Lily Lanken/Martha Wainwright, “Rebel Jesus”, The McGarrigle Christmas Hour, Nonesuch

  • Peter Ostroushko, “Girl From The North Country”, Heartland Holiday, Borderland

  • Robin & Linda Williams, “Silent Night All Day Long”, The First Christmas Gift, Red House

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  • Stephen Bennett, “Good King Wenceslas”, Oasis Acoustic/Vol. V/Number 6, Oasis

  • Carolyn Cavanaugh, “Emmanuel”, Oasis Acoustic/Vol. V/Number 6, Oasis

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  • Peter Ostroushko, “The Christmas Bells Of Belfast”, Heartland Holiday, Borderland