Had enough of the jingle-jangle of Christmas?
Me too. I cozy to a quiet Christmas, with books, blankets, and calm.
For sanity and serenity, I'm listening to tranquil tunes:
Aimee Mann: One More Drifter in the Snow
Ever since she penned and performed the soundtrack to my favorite movie, Magnolia, Aimee Mann has reigned as my very own queen of substance & cool. With this collection, she turns classic tunes into a hushed and intimate holiday with a dreamy vibe.
Chris Botti: December
Okay, okay, the title says seasonal, but here's my confession: I play these tunes all year through. Botti's low-key trumpet is warm and soothing, and keeps me snuggled and serene.
Sarah MacLachlan: Wintersong
Gauzy and ethereal, Sarah McLachlan delivers. This collection is signature Sarah: pretty, pensive and beautifully moody.
Tracy Chapman: O Holy Night
While she doesn't have her own collection of holiday tunes, Tracy Chapman's O Holy Night is the standout of A Very Special Christmas 3 compilation.
As usual at this time of year, I'm in a mix of harried, moody and melancholy, and almost any version of Silent Night leaves me in near-tears. But, really, isn't that the spirit of the season — to be touched, to be moved?
Your turn: What's playing, and are you moved?
These music selections are available on iTunes and Amazon.