For those who want a meaningful Christmas:
Songs for the Philippines. The 39-song benefit iTunes album features a wide array of artists such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Adele, Jessica Sanchez and Justin Bieber. All proceeds go the Philippine Red Cross helping the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Every little bit and byte helps.
For those who want it Old School style:
“One Christmas” by Ryan Cayabyab. Long before Pentatonix, Sam Tsui and Nick Pitera became youtube vocal sensations, multi-awarded composer Ryan Cayabyab is the original a cappella boy wonder. Released in 1991, “One Christmas” features one-man multi-track renditions of Filipino Christmas favorites.
For the Proudly Pinoy:
For “sexy music” lovers only:
For those who want it spicy (PG-13, not safe for younger ears):
“The Radioactive Sago Project” by the Radioactive Sago Project. Launched in 2002, this is the first album by the Filipino jazz band headed by the Palanca-award-winning poet Lourd De Veyra. Their music is a fusion of De Veyra’s social commentaries backed-up by a rock and brass ensemble.
Readers: share the music on your holiday wish lists in the comments!