In today's Wall Street Journal, I chose my annual six favorite new holiday albums (go here to read and listen). Each one has a quality and warmth you'll adore. My picks include The Living Sisters' Harmony Is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday,’ the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School's Christmas in Harvard Square, Darius Rucker's Home for the Holidays, Soundtrack to A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, the Xmas-Men's Santa Is Real and Rosemary Clooney's Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, reissued from 1954 with additional holiday tracks from her '50s radio shows. [Pictured above, the Living Sisters]
My annual favorite vintage holiday album is yet to come at JazzWax. Stay tuned.
Also in The Wall Street Journal, my conversation with illustrator and author Maira Kalman on living with her husband, Tibor, on Cornelia Street above a bakery in the 1970s and why they hung onion rings on the wall (go here).
Plus, for the Review section, I interview actor-director William H. Macy on his favorite song—Randy Newman's Falling in Love (go here).