Christmas 2010 Family Music, Part 4

Hooo boy. Last Christmas/holiday season was busy, but this year just seems off the hook. This'll be the last roundup for 2010, 'cause even I have shipping deadlines. Remember, you can read the previous entries in the holiday roundup:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Anyway, to the jingles...

A new song from Poochamungas, "Santa's Eating Pancakes," is a fun alt-country tune. At least half the proceeds will go to Ignite the Spirit Charities, which is a Chicago-area charity for emergency responders, firefighters, and paramedics. Download it here.

The Hipwaders' Kindie Christmas was one of last year's best, er, kindie Christmas CDs. They've posted some video from their holiday concerts, and this rendition of "The Most Wonderful Day of the Year" from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special is quite nice.

The Hipwaders - "The Most Wonderful Day of the Year" [YouTube]

One half of the geniuses behind John and Mark's Children's Record, Mark Greenberg has had a holiday tradition for many years recording and sharing holiday music, and although I've heard a few of the CDs, it wasn't until Amberly mentioned it today that I knew that there was a website for all of it. Some of it is definitely worth your time, such as "Under Blankets," one of this year's offerings. (Click "Share," then "link to mp3" if you'd like to download...)

This recording from New York trio Tres Leches is a year old -- it's from a concert in Brooklyn -- but new to YouTube. It's about as multicultural as "Jingle Bells" will probably ever get...

Tres Leches - "Jingle Bells" [YouTube]

For those of you want to escape a white Christmas, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer have come to the rescue. Until Dec. 25th, they're offering their recording of Marxer's song "I'll Be Dreaming of Hawaii" from their Pillow Full of Wishes disk. Pick it up here.

Suzi Shelton offers up "Bells Are Ringing." It's an original tune, anchored by Shelton's clear voice. You can download your copy for free here.

StarFish's new song, "December Holidays," says it's all about the presents... or does it? Find out after downloading it for free here.

And, yeah, I know I already mentioned this, but Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke's two-song EP "Sing a Song of Christmas Cheer" / "Silent Night" is really, really good.