Christmas is all about the special atmosphere that permeates throughout the holidays and much of that is down to the music of the season. One of the great joys of this time of year is going about your Christmas chores (putting up the tree, preparing the family dinner) while bell laden numbers hum delightfully in the background. This is where Yuletide instrumentals come into their own. Our playlist contains plenty of contemporary artists such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller who specialise in creating epic instrumental Christmas sounds but there are also notes from the past.
Enya's music is especially suited to winter climes with her 'And Winter Came' offering a soundtrack that is ideal company as the husky's speedily transport you across the crispy snowfields. Going back in time there is the methodical yet cheery 'Snow Flakes' from those great 60's instrumentalists the Ventures. Closer to the present Sufjan Stevens and his ever burgeoning Christmas catalogue offers the flute led 'The Winter Solstice' while Kenny G's sumptuous sax gets to the kernel of 'The First Noel'. All in all this is a selection to enhance your Christmas state of mind.
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