Song collections: Christmas songs

Carols and songs related to Christmas or midwinter.


Jean Ritchie.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Carols of All Seasons1959Tradition Records  TLP 1031
[Reissued as "Carols For all Seasons"]1975Tradition Records TCD 1058

The Kingston Trio.

Title.year.Label.number.
Last Month of the Year1960 CapitolST 1446

The Watersons.

Title.year.Label.number.
Frost and Fire (LP)1965Topic 12T136
[Reissue on CD](*)  TopicTSCD136
For Pence and Spicy Ale1975Topic 12TS265
[Reissue]1992 Topic TSCD462
A Yorkshire Christmas2005 (**) WitchwoodWMCD 2029 

(* recordings made c 1980)

Joan Baez.

Title.year.Label.Number.
NoŽl1966   

Young Tradition and Shirley and Dolly Collins.

Title.year.Label.Number.
The Holly Bears the Crown (*)1995 Fledg'ling   

(* recordings made 1969)

Maddy Prior.

Title.year.Label.Number.
A Tapestry of Carols1987   
Carols at Christmas1987   
Carols and Capers1991   
Ballads and Candles (live)2000   
A Concert of Carols and Capers2006   

Martin Wyndham-Read.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Maypoles To Mistletoe1975   

John Fahey.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Popular Songs of Christmas and New Year1983   
The John Fahey Christmas Album1991   

Dolly Parton.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Once upon A Christmas1984   
Home For Christmas1990   

Mike and Peggy Seeger.

Title.year.Label.Number.
American Folk songs for Christmas1990   

Tom Paxton.

Title.year.Label.Number.
A Child's Christmas1992   

Burl Ives.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Christmas Album1995   
Have A Jolly Holly Christmas1995   
Sings the Biggest Christmas Hits1998   

Cherish The Ladies.

Title.year.Label.Number.
On Christmas Night2004   

Kate and Anna McGarrigle.

Title.year.Label.Number.
The McGarrigle Christmas Hour2005   

Brian Wilson.

Title.year.Label.Number.
What I Really Want For Christmas2005   

City Waites.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Christmas Now Is Drawing Near1980?   

York Waits.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Old Christmas Return'd?   
Christmas Musicke    
Yule Riding2004   

Mediaeval Baebes.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Misteltoe and Wine2003   

The Roches.

Title.year.Label.
We Three Kings1990 Universal 

Bob Dylan.

Title.year.Label.
Christmas in the Heart 2009 ?

Hit albums - Annie Lennox.

Title.year.highest position
Christmas in the Heart2009 40

Blackmore's Night.

Title.year.Label.
Winter Carols 2009 ?

Johnny Coppin.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Songs and Carols for a West Country Christmas1990   

Magpie Lane.

Title. year. Label. number.
Wassail 1998    
Knock At the Door Ring at the Bell 2006    

John Kirkpatrick.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Carolling and Crumpets2006   

Kerfuffle.

Title.Year.Label. Number
Lighten the Dark: A Midwinter Album 2009Root Beet Records 

Sufjan Stevens.

Title.year.Label. Number
Songs for Christmas (5 CDs) 2006 Asthmatic KittyAKR 028

Annie Lennox.

Title.Year.Label. Number
A Christmas Cornucopia 2010Island 

Hit albums - Annie Lennox.

Title.year.highest position
A Christmas Cornucopia2010 27

Albums - Nowell Sing We Clear (John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, Andy Davis, Steve Woodruff).

Title.year.Label. Number
Nowell Sing We Clear1977 Golden HindGHM-105
To Welcome In The Spring 1980 Golden HindGHM-205
The Second Nowell 1981 ??
Nowell Sing We Clear Vol 31985 ??
Nowell Sing We Four (NSWC Vol 4) 1988 Golden HindGHM-201
Best of Sing We Clear 1989 ??
Hail Smiling Morn1995   
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!2008 Golden HindGHM-109

Collaboration - John Kirkpatrick, Rosie Cross, Georgina Le Faux, Michael Gregory, Jane Threlfall and Carl Hogsden.

Title.year.Label.Number.
Wassail1997   

Various artists.

Title.year.Label.Number.
MidWinter2006Fellside?

Album tracks.

Carols For All Seasons. Recorded 1959. Running time 36 minutes 30 seconds. Jean Ritchie (vocals, lap dulcimer), Robert Abramson (harpsichord), LaNoue Davenport (recorder). Liner notes by Jean Ritchie. Original title was "Carols of All Seasons". 

Title.

Author.

1. The Carnal and the Crane (instr) Trad
2. I Saw Three Ships Trad
3. Dame Get Up and Bake Your Pies Trad
4. Children Go Where I Send Thee (Appalachian carol) Trad
5. Down in Yon Forest Trad
6. Brightest and Best Trad
7. Cherry Tree of Cumberlands (Appalachian carol) Trad
8. The Pig Went out to Dig Trad
9. Christ Church Bells Trad
10. The Flower Carol (tune: Good King Wenceslas) Trad
11. The May Day Carol Trad
12. The Cambridge May Song Trad
13. The Holy Well Trad
14. The Little Family (Appalachian carol) Trad
15. Christ Was Born in Bethlehem Trad
16. The Holly Bears The Berry (Sans Day Carol) Trad
17. Wassail Song (instr) Trad

Last updated on 31/12/2010