Sufjan Stevens make nice Christmas music including some of the best original Christmas music in recent memory. He’s made Christmas EPs for friends and family since 2000, skipping only 2004, I believe. In 2006, the first five volumes of this came out, as Songs for Christmas.
2008′s EP, volume 8, has made its way out there and “Christmas in the Room” is one of my favorites from it. It’s got some electronic twists, but mostly it’s classic Sufjan with his signature fragile vocals and great orchestration.
From the previous Songs for Christmas, two of my favorite songs are below. “Sister Winter” is a song that’s so good I often listen to it in non-Christmas songs.
You can buy the first five volumes of the Sufjan Christmas EPs from Asthmatic Kitty.