I have a confession to make: I hate Christmas music! Well, most Xmas music, more specifically radio around Xmas time.

The same songs play over and over again and I swear every time I hear Mariah Carey screaming ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ I feel like bashing my head against a brick wall.

Also every other artist decides to release a Xmas album full of non-descript, mediocre arrangements that make me  cringe.

The exception to me is Pentatonix. I am a big fan of the American A Cappella group and their new album ‘A Pentatonix Christmas’ did not let me down.

With their ingenious, Grammy winning arrangements and sometimes total reinvention of  songs, I am a happy girl!

One of my favourites is Hallelujah, written by the late Leonard Cohen and immortalised by Jeff Buckley. It is a thing of beauty!

And of course the intricacies of the arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen:

My other favourite from this album is a cover of Kanye West’s ‘Coldest Winter’. I love the beat drop! Unfortunately there’s no official video for it, so the lyric video will have to do: UPDATE! NEW VIDEO!


O Come, All Ye Faithful with a completely modern twist!

This is from their previous Xmas album, ‘That’s Christmas to Me’, and bagged them their second Grammy – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy:

My favourite Xmas song, Silent Night:

Continuing my PTX love, Little Drummer Boy:

‘Joy to the World’:

And ‘Mary, did you know?’:

Because it’s my favourite Xmas song, why not have it twice? Now with my gals, Little Mix, the only ones to break my hate, apart from PTX:

This is what will be blasting at home when Raven and I spend our quiet Christmas together.

Merry Christmas!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Great post! I really like Pentatonix! They’re so talented! Hallelujah is an amazing song… In my town there a girl who sings it at every major town concert and she ad the incredible ability of making everybody cry…
    Anyway, I don’t follow Pentatonix very much but after your post I’m definitely going to subscribe to their YouTube channel! Thanks!

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    1. MLYGhost says:

      I’m glad you like it! I love you them to bits, the covers and the originals. Hallelujah is one of those songs that will still be talked about 100 years from now and beyond.
      How have you been? I haven’t been reading much and I have all intention to catch up. I’ll have two weeks off over Xmas and hope to use them wisely. ❤️

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      1. You are absolutely right… It’s a timeless song. I’ve been ok…. in the past couple of days not so good, but I’m carrying on. How about you?

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      2. MLYGhost says:

        I’m hanging on. In desperate need of time off, which will happen soon. I’ve had better days but I’ve had worse too.
        Hope you have a good end of year ❤️

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  2. I couldn’t agree with you more as I’m the same way. Surprise lol. Once again I love your music post as it allows me to discover new music and I definitely found some well needed relief from Feliz Navidad. Thank you ❤️

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    1. MLYGhost says:

      Haha! And once again you make me smile! 😊😊😊 It is quite amazing how similar we are in so many ways. Merry Xmas with some good music to us! ❤️❤️

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      1. No kidding, somewhere in the holiday madness of working in retail I will blast these songs and think of you and Raven. Hugs

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  3. MLYGhost says:

    Reblogged this on Diary of a Failed Marriage and commented:

    I posted this 20 days ago but today is christmas Eve and there have been new video releases. I still love Pentatonix and just as they climb to the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200, I thought I should repost my XMAS PLAYLIST! Merry Christmas, everybody!


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