It’s Christmas Eve which means it’s time for Timber and Steel’s traditional wrap up of the best folky Christmas songs of the year. If you’re like us and you love Christmas songs and carols then you’re in for a treat.
We hope you have a safe and merry Christmas wherever you find yourself this year. We look forward to folking with you in the New Year!
Kaitlyn Baker – “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
Red Sky July – “Save Christmas Day for Me”
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant – “Light of Christmas Day”
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant reunite for this contribution to the Christmas movie Love The Coopers. The video is peppered with movie dialogue which can get annoying but it’s still great to see Krauss and Plant together again.
Robert Pollard – “What Begins on New Years Day”
Phil Cunningham feat. Eddi Reader – “Santa Will Find You”
Phil Cunningham brings together some of folk music’s best for his Christmas album Phil’s Christmas Songbook. The lead single, “Santa Will Find You”, features none other than Eddi Reader
Joseph Bradshaw – “Christmas is Always”
Kyle Cox – “Don’t Make My Christmas Blue”
Kids – “In The Bleak Midwinter”
Peter Joseph Head – “Boxing Day”
Stylus Boy – “Oh Little Town”
Burrowing – “The Morn Of Christmas Day”
Smoke Fairies – “Wild Winter”
Lindsay Straw – “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear”
Lily Lambert – “Carol Of The Bells”
Sufjan Stevens – “Christmas Unicorn”
It wouldn’t be a list of Christmas songs without something from Sufjan Stevens. While this track came out in 2012 it’s just been given a brand new lyric video and thus qualifies for our 2015 list.
Amy Yon – “Winter”
Loralee Jessen Nicolay – “Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella”
Leaf Pile – “Deck The Halls”
Tides Of Winter – “Angels”
Sivu – “The Christmas Song”
Unwaxed Raiment – “The First Noel”
Folk Uke – All I Want For Christmas”
Marika Hackman – “River”
Elouise – “Silent Night”
The Maple Trail – “Star Wars (Is Coming Out This Christmas)”
Here it is folks – the most important Christmas song of the year. Not only do we get a Christmas folk song about Star Wars, this is also the first recorded music from The Maple Trail in a long long time.