Listening to music (and singing along with it) is one of the most important ways that I align myself with the rhythm and deeper meaning of the season. I especially love to listen to seasonal music while I’m creating art. So I made up a playlist of some of my favorite winter songs. Most celebrate Yuletide, but others are meditations on winter. A couple are sad. A few honor the Crones of Winter. Together, they put me in just the right wintry mood.
I’d love to know what your favorite Yuletide songs are. Please share yours in the comments!
(Oh and yep, I make no apologies for sharing songs from the album Midwinter Moon, recorded by my mermaid sister Julianne Marx and my guy, Craig Olson. What can I say? I’m their biggest fan.)Glorious by Melissa Etheridge The Year Is Born Anew by Jaiya The Longest Night of the Year by Mary Chapin Carpenter Gaia’s Lullaby by Jaiya Time is a Little Girl by Radcliffe, Ekstrom & Simpson Song for a Winter’s Night by Sarah McLachlan Invocation to Mother Holle by Ruth Barrett Hot Buttered Rum by Mary Chapin Carpenter One Small Candle / Beautiful Darkness by Radcliffe, Ekstrom & Simpson Bells Are Ringing by Mary Chapin Carpenter Winter Wedding Medley by Radcliffe, Ekstrom & Simpson
(Some of the links are affiliate links to Amazon, but that’s just so you can hear a clip of each song.)
(Have you had a chance to check out my new offering, Gaian Soul Practices for Midwinter? There is already a circle of lovely souls gathering to dive deep with creativity, contemplation and connection this holiday season. We’d love to have you join us. Blessings.)