It’s Christmas featured in The Chronicle Herald’s “An East Coast Christmas” Essential Albums

December 20, 2015

Mixing in essential Christmas albums into your playlist

By The Chronicle Herald

It’s that time of year again; time to add some holiday spirit to your playlist! You needn’t look further than right here on the East Coast for your holiday soundtrack this season. Here are some of my favourite holiday albums by East Coast artists and when and where you’ll want to be listening to them this season.

It’s Christmas – David Myles

Last year, David Myles, best known for his smooth, era-jumping sound, released It’s Christmas.

This is the first holiday album we’ve seen from the Fredericton, New Brunswick native and is the perfect combination of timeless Christmas classics sprinkled with a few upbeat holiday ditties. The album features three original songs, which showcase Myles’ knack for songwriting and, in time, are sure to become classics. The first single off the album, Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo, is written from a child’s perspective and their desperate desire for Ol’ Saint Nick to bring them a banjo Christmas morning. The song is humorous and charming and has a must-see animated video, created by Copernicus Animation Studios in Halifax.

When you’ll want to listen:

This album will serve as your soundtrack on a night when you want to curl up in a warm and cosy blanket next to a crackling fire. It has a few tracks you will want to have playing while you prepare for the holiday season.

Check out the rest of the featured albums here.