Sunday, December 14, 2008

Looking for a Good Christmas Album?

So, I heard an interview with the band members of Sixpence None the Richer on NPR about their holiday album, The Dawn of Grace. (Did you know they were a Christian band? Me either.)

I haven't bought a holiday album since 2004, but I loved the snipets I heard on the interview, which I couldn't find on

If you like a little female indie rock, my guess is you'll enjoy this album. My favorites:
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"--which reminds me, Nate, what about Emmanuel for a boy?--um, not that we're expecting. We just have a hard time agreeing on names. Have you met Luke/Thor?
"Some Children See Him"--if I can find the music, I think this would make a church Christmas program
"Riu, Riu, Riu"--even if I can't tell if she's singing in Portuguese or Spanish
"River"--because my friend, Heather, taught me to appreciate a little Joni Mitchell


Adrianne said...

Thanks for the tip. I am ALWAYS looking for good Christmas music!

Carrie said...

LOVE that band. The lead singer of Six Pence left quite a few years ago and became a popular solo artist. Had no idea they had a Christmas album. I should check into it ... I'm getting a little tired of hearing Jingle Bells ... by the Chipmunks!!!

Cirroc said...

Wait,, are they a Christian band, or is this just a secular band cranking out a Christmas album a la Amy Mann and Metallica?

EmilyCC said...

Yep, Cirroc, Sixpence None the Richer is a Christian rock band. But, I prefer to think of them as another U2 rather than say Jars of Clay (not that Jars of Clay is all bad--I had a college roommate who loved them)