Best holiday & wedding music according to redditors

We found 529 Reddit comments discussing the best holiday & wedding music. We ranked the 311 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Wedding music
Christmas music
Hanukkah music
Kwanzaa music
Halloween music
Easter music

Top Reddit comments about Holiday & Wedding:

u/joesephk · 21 pointsr/Music

Vince Guaraldi Trio's album A Charlie Brown Christmas

u/Kickstone · 14 pointsr/AskReddit

...and can I just say that the soundtrack is by far the best Chrsitmas album I own.

u/johnnybingo · 11 pointsr/AskReddit

Any song off of Bob Dylan's new album, Christmas In the Heart.

Oh god, it is torture. I have included the link, so you can torture yourself too!

http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Heart-Bob-Dylan/dp/B002MW50KO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1260382154&sr=8-1

u/theturbolemming · 8 pointsr/Jazz

In my more-than-humble opinion, the only Christmas album worth listening to--in any genre--is the timeless original Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.

u/dallasdude · 8 pointsr/VinylReleases

...sigh... $25 for this pre-order, or $12 on green vinyl from a variety of places.

Pre-order for $25 from Newbury Comics, or you know, just buy the fucking thing from the very same Newbury Comics for $18 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002Y1OAJU).

Or even better, buy it from somebody else like one of the 3rd party sellers selling it for $11. Insound marked theirs down to $5 before selling out.

Newbury can fuck right off with all of these unnecessary and overpriced reissues. I don't know why anyone buys them. 50-60% markups on titles that are readily available elsewhere, yet people eat that shit up. It makes zero sense.

u/LNMagic · 7 pointsr/AskReddit

The one complaint I have about this is that many of these pieces deserve to be listened to in their entirety. I don't generally like Germanic operas - and listening to the entire Ring Series from Wagner would take something like 9 hours - and even then there are relatively few songs that stand out to me. With that in mind, I'd like to first thank you for putting this up and add just a bit to what you've already listed. I've tried to find some of the best recordings I can, which are often very cheap from Amazon if you buy them used.

Carmen is one of the very best operas, but that's for another discussion. You really can't go wrong with anything from Bizet.

Also Sprach Zarathustria is an entire work. The piece most commonly known from 2001: A Space Odyssey is merely the first piece.

Carmina Burana most certainly belongs in this list, as its signature piece (O Fortuna) is frequently used for a cheap dramatic effect.

I am fairly certain the band name "Modest Mouse" is a direct reference to a classical composer, Modest Moussorgsky.

Numbers listed refer to the track number in the listed album.

Album/Work|Composer|Notable examples
:----|:----|:----
Peer Gynt Suite | Edvard Grieg | 1 - Morning Mood, 4 - In the Hall of the Mountain King
The Nutcracker | Tchaikovsky | 3 - March, 19 - Waltz of the Flowers, 22 - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Carmen / L'Arlésienne Suites | Georges Bizet | 1 - Les Toréadors, 2-3 - Prelude / Aragonaise, Habanera
Also Sprach Zarathustria, bonus: The Planets | Richard Stauss, bonus: Holst | 1 - Einleitung or Sonnenaufgang (prelude or sunrise), 10 - Mars, the Bringer of War, 12 - Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Carmina Burana | Carl Orff | 1 & 25 - O Fortuna, 6 - Tanz, 15 - Amor Volat Undique
Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on Bald Mountain | Modest Moussorgsky | 12 - The Great Gate of Kiev, 16 - Night on Bald Mountain (Fantasia version)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Greatest Hits | Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov | 1 - Flight of the Bumblebee, 10 - Procession of the Nobles, 6 - Fandago Asturiano

u/welcometooceania · 5 pointsr/vinyl

Ordered the Now That's What I Call Halloween album (great compilation of Halloween themed songs) from Amazon as an Amazon Warehouse deal for about $14. What came instead the first time was a brand new copy of The River by Bruce Springsteen. So I contacted Amazon and they said "keep it and we'll send a new one (the Now album). So that's cool, free Bruce Springsteen album. Two days later I get another package and this one ended up being a new copy of Jimi Hendrix's Rainbow Bridge. Contacted Amazon again and they said "keep it and we'll notify you when the problem is fixed" and then refunded me for my original album.

So at the end of the day I got two free albums but still no Halloween songs.

u/agentbiscuits · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

I have been saying for years that Christmas With The Rat Pack is best holiday CD that has ever been made, or ever will be.

u/kolkurtz · 4 pointsr/Jazz
u/mwigmore · 4 pointsr/Jazz
u/garnteller · 3 pointsr/changemyview

Ok... here's a link to the Christmas Album he released:

http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-In-Heart-Bob-Dylan/dp/B002MW50KO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406143693&sr=8-1&keywords=dylan+christmas+cd

I love Dylan as a folk singer, but when I hear these clips, my ears bleed.

By definition, songs he records are within his repertoire, right? If you can call these "good", then there's nothing more I can say.

u/PhantomCavalier10 · 3 pointsr/Music

Yeah, I would also recommend Sufjan Stevens' Christmas collection.

u/Durithill · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/hSix-Kenophobia · 3 pointsr/thedivision

In the spirit of the game's "Holiday" ambiance, I intend to listen to "Hung for the Holidays"

EDIT - On a more serious note, I'll probably listen to the S.V.E.R. Soundtrack, particularly this song.

u/wats8976 · 3 pointsr/listentothis

This reminds me that it is about time to break out Songs For Christmas. It is a fantastic album by Sufjan and a must have for Christmas music lovers.

O Come O Come Emmanuel

Star of Wonder

u/TenderLovingKiller · 3 pointsr/vinyl

I have been on a retro Christmas album kick. Recently grabbed:

Christmas With The Chipmunks

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Christmas Gift for You

Merry Christmas

The Hi-Fi will be full of Christmas cheer this holiday season.

u/TheMetallian451 · 3 pointsr/Metal101

My personal favorites:

[email protected]$ - Corey Taylor

Oh Holy Night - Halford This is just one, but the entire album Winter Songs by Halford is just all, well, winter and Christmas songs sung by Rob Halford. Can't beat the Metal God!

Also, I recommend We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year. It has the aforementioned Alice Cooper song, plus ones with Dio and Lemmy and the like.

u/jacobheiss · 2 pointsr/funny

I am convinced that the acute need to buffer the onslaught of horrible, horrible holiday music is why Apollo and the muses cast Vince Guaraldi into the fray, all old-school Clash of the Titans styled. (At least that's what his biography on wikipedia used to say...)

Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack #ftw

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Music

this compilation by Rob zombie is perfect... and check out "Calabrese"

u/jook11 · 2 pointsr/rpg

I just started DMing for the first time, and I've been playing music. Baldur's Gate (1 & 2) soundtrack is in there, as well as Warcraft (III + WoW + expansions), Lord of the Rings, Guild Wars, Halo, and this; plus a few random other things from my collection that fit the theme.

Before my last computer failure, I even had separate playlists for general, combat, in town, in an inn, dungeon crawling, etc... I haven't felt ambitious enough to recreate those yet.

u/iaacp · 2 pointsr/Catacombs

My girlfriend's favorite track. I personally don't really like any Sufjan except for this song and maybe 1 or 2 others. For those wondering, he has a 5-cd box set with all sorts of Christmas/Christian songs: http://www.amazon.com/Songs-Christmas-Sufjan-Stevens/dp/B000HLDF0O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322873234&sr=8-1

He's very good!

u/zxo · 2 pointsr/Catholicism

Agreed, this is a fantastic set of tunes. Actually, this is one of the few times I've bothered to buy the physical CDs -- the box set comes loaded with extras:
>This 5-CD box set includes all five volumes, plus a 42-page booklet with an original Christmas essay by acclaimed American novelist Ricky Moody, two essays, a short story by Stevens, a holiday sticker, chord charts, lyrics, comic strip, family portrait poster, photos, and an animated video.
(from Amazon description)

Plus, creative, independent artists like Stevens definitely deserve to see some of the money from their satisfied fans.

u/luxferra · 2 pointsr/rpg

In games I've played, we usually used a World of Warcraft or Elder Scrolls soundtrack. I did receive the Dungeons and Dragons official soundtrack one year for my birthday that worked well too.

u/speedonthis · 2 pointsr/IndieFolk

A Very She & Him Christmas tends to get a lot of play in our house and in the car as do the Sufjan Stevens Christmas albums. We also tend to listen to a lot of straight folk at Christmas too.

u/Stubb · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Depends on the music and whether you originally ripped to MP3 or AAC. A couple of years ago, I ran a test on my $10k home system where I ripped a couple of well-recorded songs to MP3, AAC, and Apple Lossless Encoder (ALE); burned them back to a CD; and took a listen.

The 128 kbps MP3 sounded obviously compromised. Cymbals sounded like bursts of white noise and the soundstage collapsed. 128 kbps AAC sounded surprisingly good, with some loss of dynamics and congestion during complex passages. I don't think that I could reliably tell the difference between 256 kbps AAC and ALE. Maybe on tracks from albums recorded with the quality of this one.

If you're listening to highly processed rock recordings, then 128 kbps AAC is just fine. For audiophile-quality classical albums, you likely want to bump up to 256 kbps AAC or better.

Make a test CD and listen for yourself. The V6s are very detailed headphones and should let you hear the difference. You'll learn more from an hour or two of your own experiments than in a day of talking to people.

u/Mannycu · 2 pointsr/DnD

So there is an "official" soundtrack for the game released in 2003 and composed by "Midnight Syndicate".

While some of the tunes are helpful I prefer to use a bit more pop/nerd-culture music for my games. I'm currently running a group through Green Ronin's "Dirge of the Damned" during which one of the NPCs sings a "haunting melody" at the end of a play so I played this.

From a PC's perspective I love playing actual music as a Bard. A few years ago I played the following for my friends (during the appropriate moments):

u/wine-inacan · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

oldie but a goodie what a great contest! I would die if I got this la la land record because everyone knows my lala land obsession right u/China-Palace

u/Barron_Cyber · 2 pointsr/worldnews
u/Biffingston · 2 pointsr/DnD

There is, actually, an official D&D soundtrack literally made for that. Also various RPG tracks work fine too as they're designed to not be distracting.

http://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Official-Roleplaying-Soundtrack/dp/B0000BZYIS

u/Im_just_saying · 2 pointsr/Christianity
u/revengeofpompom · 2 pointsr/Jazz

I love Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas and Louis Armstrong & Friends' "What A Wonderful Christmas" album, which has his wonderful, happy-making "Christmas In New Orleans" on it. ETA: Also, if you like New Orleans style jazz, I recommend Irvin Mayfield's new Christmas album, which is pretty great.

u/Balancement · 2 pointsr/classicalmusic

I might suggest, if you want a stirring performance with clarity in the orchestral texture, the complete ballet, Valery Gergiev conducting the Kirov Orchestra. Gergiev is always topnotch when it comes to interpreting Tchaikovsky...

u/Anonaire · 2 pointsr/Music

Bob Dylan's ^^Phlegmmy Christmas In The Heart http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-In-Heart-Bob-Dylan/dp/B002MW50KO

u/raptureRunsOnDunkin · 2 pointsr/listentothis

From the album, Merry Mixmas:

 

(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag (Thunderball Mix)


 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Away Team Remix)


 

And the fat man's comin' in hot with Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Johnny Mercer), although I always like to pretend it actually say's "Batman's coming"

u/redbeard_argggg · 2 pointsr/Music
u/Chance4e · 2 pointsr/reddit.com

Not trolling, just saying. Check out the Barenaked Ladies Christmas album, featuring three Hanukah songs and a Christmas ornament on the cover.

u/stickythrawn · 2 pointsr/VinylCollectors

$15 on Amazon

A Charlie Brown Christmas [Green Vinyl] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002Y1OAJU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_EKb4DbA5MMVQV

u/IronRedSix · 2 pointsr/audiophile

This is going to sound funny, but here goes...

Jingle Bells - Diana Krall Album

The mastering on this album is fantastic, and I would say that every track is a great reference track. The brass and bass line, coupled with Diana's delivery are absolutely outstanding. No joke, this is my year-round reference.

u/VinylDealsBot · 2 pointsr/VinylDeals
u/Cgemini · 1 pointr/horror

Halloween Hootenanny

If you like surf rock/rockabilly and a touch of Rob Zombie

u/PriceKnight · 1 pointr/VinylDeals

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u/Elementium · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I don't man I remember seeing a commercial for a hipster christmas album she did with some richie valens looking dude.

You don't just do hipster christmas albums as an act..



Here it is I mean.. she's also a vegatarian and all that shit too.

u/smckenzie23 · 1 pointr/vinyl

Hold on, you guys are making me think maybe I shouldn't buy a copy of A Charlie Brown Christmas next November.

u/wickedtyson · 1 pointr/DnD
u/f1pflier · 1 pointr/vinyl

Prepare yourself for the sound of 1,000 angels: http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Heart-Bob-Dylan/dp/B002MW50KO.

u/Calcipher · 1 pointr/AskReddit

There is always the Bob Dylan Christmas album. Would you rather be stuck with that? It sort of reminds me of what Christmas music would sound like if a scary monster was singing it.

u/bethanechol · 1 pointr/AskReddit

So do the Barenaked Ladies in their Barenaked for the Holidays album. Their original songs "Elf's Lament," "Green Christmas," and "Christmas Pics" are becoming my favorite new traditions.

u/altf404 · 1 pointr/reddit.com

RULES

If you comment don't mention reddit
Mass media doesn't recognize internet shit until it reaches a huge number of people, so watch it a bunch of times (It has something to do with ad money, Im not really sure).
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Anyways remember this guy
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RrLQUN8UJg
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interweb does wonders for gay asians. people actually bought this http://www.amazon.com/Hung-Holidays-William/dp/B0002PUHSI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1301627850&sr=8-2

u/Egddios · 1 pointr/videos

Howard Stern interview with Hung, about a year after American Idol.

'Hung For The Holidays' currently has a 3 1/2 star rating based on 66 Amazon reviews. On May 6, 2015 Patty Weir gave the album 5 stars, saying simply, "This was a gift."

u/MetzgerWilli · 1 pointr/DnD

I can not check your playlist since I have no spotify account. But here is some of my favorite battle music.

Epic Endboss fights:
Diablo III ~ Reaper of Souls OST - Urzael
Diablo III ~ Reaper of Souls OST - Sehyen Ehvis
Thy Light - The Bridge

If your players are no fans of Naruto, some of the battle songs work surprisingly well:
Kokuten
Kakuzu
Midaregami

Matthew Pablo has some great stuff. Some of my favourite tracks:
Theme of Agrual
The Dark Amulet
The last Encounter
Heroic Demise
Vilified
ArcLight

If you like to go the epic metal direction I can recommend Eldamar and Dreams of Nature. It is bandcamp, so you can listen in to every song and decide if you like it; no idea if the stuff is onspotify:
https://eldamar.bandcamp.com/album/eldamar-dreams-of-nature
https://eldamar.bandcamp.com/album/the-force-of-the-ancient-land
https://eldamar-northernsilence.bandcamp.com/album/a-dark-forgotten-past

If you like Dungeon Synth, I can recommend Lord Lovidicus, especially some Stuff on Book of Lore - Vol. I


Other stuff to check out:
Incompetech (Royalty Free Music)
In Uchronia
The DnD Soundtrack by Midnight Syndicate - Amazon Link

u/weekendshift · 1 pointr/halloween

This is a fantastic halloween party soundtrack: http://www.amazon.com/Halloween-Hootenanny/dp/B00000DD28

u/velcro79city · 1 pointr/VinylReleases
u/Quantis_Ottawa · 1 pointr/DnD
u/BigCliff · 1 pointr/Music

I like Diana Krall's Christmas album quite well.

Picturing her while hearing them also helps.

u/BobDiscord · 1 pointr/Music

I find Sufjan Stevens's Christmas album to be a pretty pleasant listen when Xmas music would be most appropriate.

u/Geronimoblue · 1 pointr/HolidayMusic

Check out his entire album for more.

u/snuka · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/markvark · 1 pointr/Music

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones' Jingle All the Way.
Includes throat-singing.

u/keithroe · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Sufjan Stevens christmas album. Amazing singer/songwriter, five full length discs of music for $14, original as well as classic songs. What more could you want?

u/rachet06 · 1 pointr/Music

You could try this, its all good remixes of classic songs.
Amazon link

u/friarallie · 1 pointr/Music

Always a good choice to stay sane: A Charlie Brown Christmas It's a jazz trio...no Josh Groban howling at you!

u/koonts51 · 1 pointr/Music
u/kiqrgwe · 1 pointr/canada

"half-naked women"? If you want a great Canadian christmas album go for this hot album

u/basstronomy · 1 pointr/reddit.com

Almost every artist out there has recorded christmas music and if you know where to look you can find some creative, interesting things.

u/leavemudkipalone · 1 pointr/Metal

We Wish You A Metal Xmas. Alice Cooper and Tim Ripper Owens sing Christmas carols, Stephen Pearcy does a fantastic rendition of Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, and Testament's Chuck Billy covers Silent Night.

u/SmilesUndSunshine · 1 pointr/Music

Sufjan Stevens' "Songs for Christmas" box sets. Vol. 1-5 and Vol. 6-10

u/lordofallfevers · 1 pointr/Metal

Not a bad CD, Dio's take on "God rest ye merry gentlemen" is fucking epic, but as for the rest I personally wouldnt go out of my way to acquire this.
For those of you that would, I will not link you to Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Wish-Metal-Xmas-Headbanging-Year/dp/B001DZN5XA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1261686212&sr=8-3

u/NorswegianFrog · 1 pointr/Music

A sample from Los Straitjackets's Christmas album.

Michael Bolton's Christmas album is surprisingly good (as is his live show - remember he was in a hair metal band in the 80s and early 90s before becoming a balladeer. The man can SHRED a guitar).

Frank Sinatra

Vince Guaraldi

Stevie Wonder

Elvis

Johnny Cash

Louis Armstrong

Oscar Peterson

Even Bob Schneider, though I don't recommend paying over $20 for the few songs that cd has on it.

Lastly, my absolute favorite Christmas 'song,' by Cary Grant. Enjoy and share. Here's the Amazon link

u/qqpugla · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

NONE MORE BLACK!

I would like this one because:

  • I really like Zooey Deschanel's voice.

  • I LOOOOVE Christmas music.

  • I have wanted to get this since it came out 2 years ago.

  • (Side note: This has been on my MP3 list for a long while, but I decided because the majority of my Christmas music is non-digital, that this would be better as an actual CD SO I added the actual CD to my over $10 WL)

    Thanks for the contest! You rock!
u/vinylover · 1 pointr/vinyl_price_drop
u/HaveYouSeenMyStapler · 1 pointr/VinylDeals

This is a weird pressing. Just got mine, the packaging indicates its the VMP Exclusive pressing. The jacket seems to be the VMP pressing jacket, but the vinyl is a 180 gram(ish) black pressing with the same matrix\runout codes as the VMP pressing. I think this is the VMP pressing, for $15.02

u/xeonrage · 1 pointr/Music

If you need to keep it proper.. I really like Merry Mixmas - Christmas Classics Remixed .. standard songs.. little twist

u/tweedboss · 0 pointsr/Music