The December holidays are upon us! While I had intended to get this out shortly after Thanksgiving, it’s never too late to discover new sounds of the season. By far my favorite new holiday album of 2022 is Oy Vey! Another Christmas Album from Joanie Leeds and Fyütch. Blending Joanie’s lush jazz-infused vocals with Fyütch’s hip-hop stylings and updating the tempos and arrangements, the duo brings a fresh new vibe to songs such as “Winter Wonderland,” I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Little Drummer Boy.” While you might come for the standards, make sure to stay for the originals including the delightful “Decorating the Christmas Tree” which features Joanie’s daughter Joya and Fyütch’s daughter Aura, and the children’s radio hit “Every Day’s a Holiday.” Take a listen to the EP here.
Looking for more holiday music? Try these offerings.
Another Laurie Berkner Christmas by The Laurie Berkner Band
“Christmas Eve” by Suzanne Jamieson
“Christmas Time is Here” by Tom Weber
“Go to Bed Little Reindeer” by JellyBean Queen
“Great Big Holiday” by BenAnna Band
“Happy Holidays” by Mr. Pete’s Playhouse
“Holiday Lights” by Stacy & Athena
“It Must Be Christmas” by Mr. Jon & Friends
“It’s Almost Christmas Day” by Fabulous Lemon Drops
“La Navidad” by EVT Kids
“Listen for Santa” by You and Us