Xpress playlist: Holiday edition

Photo by Hayley Benton
Photo by Hayley Benton

Whether you’re celebrating Solstice, Yuletide, Christmas, Saturnalia or nothing at all (Humbug Day is Dec. 21), we’ve got a song for you. Actually, local musicians have a song for you. From new releases, recorded just for the holidays, to old favorites (remember the Yo, Humbug! album from 2000, featuring Tyler Ramsey among other WNC-based artists?), we’ve tracked down the sounds of the season.

• “Love is the Reason,” a new single by Laura Reed
• “Birnam’s Holiday,” by Night’s Bright Colors, from Early Light
• “So Christmas is Here,” by Danny Peck, from Danny Goes Christmas, Vol. 4
• “Christmas in Dixie,” by Lynn Goldsmith, from Carolina Christmas
• “So Celebrate,” by RBTS WIN, from Palm Sunday
• “Carol of the Bells,” by The Blue Rags, by Yo, Humbug!
• “Snowforts and Sandcastles,” by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, from Make Believers
• “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” by Jr. James, from Yo, Humbug!
• “All I Want for Christmas is You,” a new single by The Jellyrox
• “Jingle Bells,” a new single by River Whyless

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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