Winter Revolution: A Holiday Playlist for the Rest of Us

5 12 2010

23. Lauryn Hill – “Joyful Joyful”

Why it’s on the list… Let’s not front. We all know Sister Act 2 wasn’t exactly a cinematic masterpiece. But it did feature a couple of impressive musical performances — including this one by the legendary L Boogie, also known as Lauryn Hill.

A side note: I don’t know if “Joyful, Joyful” qualifies as a “Christmas song,” but I seem to remember hearing it at church around Christmastime. So it feels like Christmas to me — you know, in a good way.

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8 12 2010
candyce

Great playlist! And I agree that the “Praise Santa” segment from Boondocks is pretty great! “Revolution” as a Christmas selection is a great idea, too…

I’d throw in some classics like “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” (simple yet profound) and “O Holy Night” (bit of abolitionist commentary).

I’ve been listening to a classical rendition (from the London Philharmonic) of Messiah over the last few holiday seasons. There’s some good stuff that Jones didn’t include. I had “Thou shalt break them” (from Ps. 2, follows the verses sung in “Why do the nations rage…”) stuck in my head last week. And of course, there’s the famous “Hallelujah Chorus”: “The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ…” Hallelujah, indeed…

Have you heard Beck’s “Little Drum Machine Boy”? Hilarious and fun. 🙂

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