Advent Calendar #21: Sufjan Stevens – ‘The Winter Solstice’

Holding up the philosophy that Christmas music should not only be festive, but diverse, Impact has compiled a list of 25 ‘Christmas songs’ to take you through advent. Including not only songs which are indisputably part of the Christmas canon, but also straying into areas of music which holds looser links to the season. Starting with the tenuous and heading for the recognised classics, look no further for your advent soundtrack.

If you didn’t know, it’s the solstice today. Take that not as a signal to wallow in the misery of darkness, instead follow Sufjan Stevens lead and jump head on into the merriment of Christmas.

A track taken from his 42 track long Christmas album, ‘The Winter Solstice’ is but one among many of Stevens’ contributions to the canon of festive songs. Nobody can accuse the guy of not loving the season.

Ian Fillingham

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