Saturday, December 15, 2007

The July Before Last

You may or may not have heard me telling you to go look at such and such song I posted back during Christmas In July. In case you didn't notice those, or didn't pay attention, here's the deal. Once Christmas is over around here at the blog, I go back to posting pictures (and the very occasional LP) until July, when I jump back into the Christmas music again. But July is different from December. In July, I share out individual tracks that I find on non-holiday albums that have a seasonal flair to them. There have been some real winners during Christmas In July, and I try to put out a best-of at the end of each season. This post is all about the Best Of Christmas In July from 2006. Trust me when I say that you can build a great Christmas album from all these songs. See for yourself and download The Best of Christmas In July 2006. I never did make any artwork for this one, so if you want to get the great cover shown above, and a back cover with the tracklist, head over to The Christmas Yuleblog, where CaptOT was nice enough to put something together for me last year. You can also read a track-by-track review of all the great music on this collection.

If the best-of doesn't fill your Christmas sweet tooth, you can go back to the posts from July 2006 and download each days posting of 2, 3, 4 or sometimes 5 tracks of Christmassy goodness. I'm pretty sure that all the download links are still good. When you've gotten those, you'll have a little over 100 more goodies in your Christmas collection, and it's all stuff that you'd never hear if you only listened to Christmas albums. Let me see if I can link them all for you here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Whew! That's a lot of links. I hope you have a RapidShare account.


Dainon. said...

Man, I'm just in awe. I found some golden nuggets in them thar links. Thanks for giving me a new addiction this Christmas season. I look forward to every day. Ernie, you are a saint.

Anonymous said...

I love my copy of Christmas in July for 2006. Any chance you're planning on bundling the 2007 songs into a similar album?

Ernie said...

Maybe... ;)