Xmas Song Day 10

This is not a song that I own. Well, I own about four other versions of this song. But this version is from the movie Elf. I think that movie gets a bad rap, but the truth is, it was good for my family when it came out on DVD. My wife especially had really been hit hard by the flu and spent a lot of time in bed and ended up watching this film over and over.

“Buddy the elf. What’s your favorite color?”

Baby It’s Cold Outside, Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone

Xmas Song Day 9

There are a lot of versions of this song. I have at least five on my computer, and just doing a quick search in YouTube returns a whole lot more, so many modern ones. But for me, you can’t beat Perry Como’s version. It has this almost unbearable melancholy to it, which this song should have. It was popular during the WW2 when so many American soldiers were separated from their families, many not knowing if they would ever return. But in the end, even the melancholy must yield to the glimmer of hope that one day soon, we all will be together.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Perry Como

Xmas Song Day 1

December 1st. You know what that means. You can officially, un-ironically, and with great abandon, listen to all the xmas music you can cram in your earholes. Here’s one of my favorite songs:

Fairytale of New York, The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl:

Sure, it might be a little on the rough side, but the world is rough, even at Christmas. And it has one of the most beautiful exchanges ever in the lyrics. And that’s why I play it every year.

“You took my dreams from me
When I first found you”

“I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can’t make it all alone
I’ve built my dreams around you”