Sufjan Stevens Christmas CD

Sufjan Stevens Christmas Songs & Music

With a musical spectrum ranging from electronica to indie pop and even minimalism, it is little surprise that American songwriter Sufjan Stevens has given Christmas music a go too. Stevens has just one seasonal album in his discography to date, but it is a mammoth collection of songs sure to keep listeners satisfied right through the silly season.

Sufjan Stevens Christmas Albums

Songs For Christmas

2006: Songs For Christmas

Songs For Christmas is really not just one holiday album, but a box set of five. Between 2001 and 2006, the singer recorded the five discs as Christmas gifts for his family and friends before finally packaging them together for general release. Stevens, a devout Christian, included primarily sacred carols on the first four discs, though the fifth is an interesting collection of songs largely composed by Stevens himself. Originals like Get Behind Me Santa and Star of Wonder are intertwined with instrumental versions of tradition carols. Stevens’s take on Christmas classics is unique and fascinating. His folk and indie pop influences are evident in tracks like Silent Night, whilst there are interesting hints of minimalism creeping into Angels We Have Heard on High among others. Although individual albums from the set had been available online for some years prior, Songs For Christmas was released with a bang. Not only did the box-set include all five discs, it also came with a poster of Stevens, an animated short film, two short stories by the singer as well as stickers, comics and a sing-along book to really get the carolling started!

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