Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Music for Breaking Things: 13 Holiday/Christmas Punk Rock Classics

Music for Breaking Things: 13 Holiday/Christmas Punk Rock Classics

In the United Kingdom and the other countries of the British Commonwealth, December 26th is known as “Boxing Day.” Ostensibly, that unusual name comes from the tradition of employers and bosses giving Christmas Boxes (containing small gifts and money) to servants, tradespeople and laborers—a kind of post-Christmas Christmas bonus. Personally, I like to think there’s […]

How Roots Music Shaped Christmas: 12 Holiday Songs We Couldn’t Do Without

How Roots Music Shaped Christmas: 12 Holiday Songs We Couldn’t Do Without

No time of year is more fundamentally sensate than the holidays. Each of our five senses has powerful triggers letting us know the time of year and vividly calling to mind holidays of years past: the sight of bright lights, colorfully-wrapped presents and shiny tinsel, the feel of cold air on the face and warm […]

12 Perfect Christmas & Holiday Gifts for the Roots Music Fan on Your List

12 Perfect Christmas & Holiday Gifts for the Roots Music Fan on Your List

Forget “Black Friday,” welcome to “The Man in Black Friday.” The elves at Awaiting The Flood have put our heads together to come up with twelve great gift ideas for the season of giving, covering a variety of roots genres and price ranges, for the music lover on your list (And presents for yourself are, […]

12 Christmas Songs for Those Who Won’t Be Watching the CMA’s Christmas Special

12 Christmas Songs for Those Who Won’t Be Watching  the CMA’s Christmas Special

By Jon Black So, the CMA’s “Country Christmas” special is tonight – and you’re not excited. The reason doesn’t matter. Maybe you don’t cotton to sound of mainstream Nashville country. Perhaps you like your country old-school, outlaw or alt. It could be that, at heart, you’re a rockabilly, a roots-rocker, blues aficionado or a left-of-the-dial […]

The Boxmasters "Christmas Cheer" Vanguard

By Kyle McCraw Billy Bob Thornton and his new band have been busy this year, not only releasing a double disc debut, but also following with this Christmas album less six months later. And, even though a largely unheard of band releasing a Christmas album seems like a bad idea, there are some nice original […]

George Strait "Classic Christmas" MCA Nashville

George Strait "Classic Christmas" MCA Nashville

by Melissa Barnes, The Music City Muse This album undoubtedly lives up to its name Classic Christmas. And personally speaking, I have never heard anything come from George Strait that was anything less than amazing. Strait adds his own special country twang on classics like “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls.” His voice […]