Christmas from Amazon Music

Apparently Amazon loves Christmas music as much as I do.  They are running some sweet deals right now on a huge selection of Christmas gems.

First of all somehow I missed that they are doing “25 Days of Free” Christmas songs counting down to the big day.  There are definitely some artists I haven’t heard of but there are some notable songs from the likes of Chris Isaak and the Christmas staple, Mannheim Steamroller.

Amazon has also managed to pull out 100 different Christmas albums for $5 each. Granted some of the choices aren’t probably worth 5 bucks there are some really great deals. If I was you and had $5 to spend on one of these albums, I would probably opt for the Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Christmas album (I already own it).  It is a truly magical group of songs that will make resisting the Christmas spirit impossible!

While you are over there take a look around their Christmas music section there are some other sweet deals as well. I was pretty shocked to find Mariah Carey’s new Christmas album from an earlier post, in an exclusive Amazon exclusive version for only $2.99

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Christmas in Hollis – Denver Nuggets

Yeah you read that title right.  Apparently the Denver Nuggets of the NBA have started a new tradition for the holidays. In my research (about 2 minutes worth) it looks like this is their second venture into the world of Christmas music and it is a huge improvement over last years rendition of Winter Wonderland.

This year they covered Run DMC’s classic “Chritmas in Hollis” (One of my favorites as mentioned in posts past.  The video is on the NBA’s site so you have to watch a short commercial first but it is well worth it.  I am a Blazer season ticket holder but have a soft spot for the Nuggets due to them employing the impressive Chris “Birdman” Anderson.

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Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy with Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly

Funny or Die has done it again.  In keeping with the Christmas theme nothing will get you in the spirit like Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly with their take on a classic duo done by David Bowie and Bing Crosby.  If this isn’t awkward I don’t know what is!

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Really Rockin’ ‘Round the Christmas Tree – Amazingly Awkward Christmas Vol. 2

Now we come to Vol. 2, which I focused a little more on the rock side of things.  Interestingly enough I noticed that Run DMC’s “Christmastime in Hollis” was worthy of a repeat from Vol. 1…

There are some real gems on this one…

Album listing after the break

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Track in the Box – Christmas Music Advent Calendar

So if my 6 awkward Christmas albums aren’t going to be enough for you, or maybe you want some more down to earth stuff you should head over to our good friends at Track in the Box.  They are doing the genius idea of a Christmas music Advent calendar.

I am familiar with a lot of the songs but there are a few that are new to me, who knows they might end up on next years album.  There are a few free download tracks mixed in to the list as well.

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