If you’re looking for Christmas music that isn’t annoying as hell, then I recommend Tori Amos’s album, Midwinter Graces.
I despise wrapping presents and writing cards. I like buying them, I love giving them, it’s just the in between that depresses me. But I now have a tradition which is to play this album while I do it. Makes it bearable.
Here is just one song from it but really, you need to hear the whole thing.
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group What Child, Nowell · Tori Amos Midwinter Graces ℗ 2009 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Released on: 2009-01-01 Producer: Tori Amos Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer, Mixer: Mark Hawley Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer, Mixer: Marcel Van Limbeek Composer Lyricist: American Folk Song Arranger, Work Arranger: Tori Amos