Sufjan readies Christmas box set

    Blessings and good tidings for everyone! Sufjan Stevens has announced plans to release Songs for Christmas, a five-disc box set of (you guessed it) Christmas songs on November 21.To answer your burning question, yes, the majority of the content will be those songs that everyone and their mon blogged about last year, but there’s also going to be some new material that was recorded this past June. Expect a mixture of classics (“Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells”) and, well, not-so-classic Sufjan originals (“Get Behind Me Santa,” “Did I Make You Cry on Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!)”)
    The box set will also feature extra goodies like stickers, songbooks, comic strips, music videos, and an original Stevens family portrait. This is going to be the best damn Christmas ever!!
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    Tracklist:
    Noel: Songs for Christmas, Vol. I
    01 Silent Night
    02 O Come O Come Emmanuel
    03 We’re Goin’ to the Country!
    04 Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming
    05 It’s Christmas! Let’s Be Glad!
    06 Holy Holy, etc.
    07 Amazing Grace
    Hark!: Songs for Christmas, Vol. II
    01 Angels We Have Heard on High
    02 Put the Lights on the Tree
    03 Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    04 I Saw Three Ships
    05 Only at Christmas Time
    06 Once in Royal David’s City
    07 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
    08 What Child Is This Anyway?
    09 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
    Ding! Dong!: Songs for Christmas, Vol. III
    01 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
    02 Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance!
    03 We Three Kings
    04 O Holy Night
    05 That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
    06 Ding! Dong!
    07 All the King’s Horns
    08 The Friendly Beasts
    Joy: Songs for Christmas, Vol. IV
    01 The Little Drummer Boy
    02 Away in a Manger
    03 Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!
    04 The First Noel
    05 Did I Make You Cry on Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!)
    06 The Incarnation
    07 Joy to the World
    Peace: Songs for Christmas, Vol. V
    01 Once in Royal David’s City
    02 Get Behind Me, Santa!
    03 Jingle Bells
    04 Christmas in July
    05 Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming
    06 Jupiter Winter
    07 Sister Winter
    08 O Come O Come Emmanuel
    09 Star of Wonder
    10 Holy, Holy, Holy
    11 The Winter Solstice
    Related Links:
    Sufjan Stevens home page
    Asthmatic Kitty home page