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With Christmas being just a few days away, I figured I’d go through my parents’ CDs to get into the holiday spirit. I’d already listened to my own Christmas music collection (Mariah, Glee, NSYNC) and needed something different. Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas was a major find. This album is pretty much the definition of the holiday season. My parents have played it just about every Christmas Eve since before I was born and anytime I hear this, I nostalgia my pants off.
About the Band:
Mannheim Steamroller is a new age musical group founded by Chip Davis and Jackson Berkley that’s been around since 1974. It was originally a pseudonym for Chip Davis’s musical projects, but grew into a 9 member group.
Top 3 Tracks:
Why You Should Listen to It:
This is the perfect album for getting into the holiday spirit, and it’s something different. Mannheim Steamroller was rocking Christmas long before Trans-Siberian Orchestra. And let’s be honest, do you really want to listen to Mariah Carey belt out “All I Want for Christmas is You” one more time? I didn’t think so. So enjoy and Merry Christmas!