It should come as no surprise to you that Sufjan Stevens is my personal soundtrack to the colder months. I can’t imagine a better backdrop to set the tree, sit by the fire, or read a good book under a blanket. That being said – the 10 disc collection of Winter and Christmas themed music put together by Sufjan and his pals does have a few tracks that are harder to bear upon repeat listening.
And, if your audience isn’t really versed in Sufjan’s compositional tendencies, simply blasting through the entire discography might garner more than a few requests to push the skip track button.
To this end I’ve put together what I consider the best and most accessible distillation of both Songs for Christmas and Silver & Gold.
Enjoy it to your heart’s content. Be that with friends, foe, or in some cases a healthy does of heartache. My Sufjan Winter Spotify Playlist