I'm really into the holidays this year (maybe because my oldest two sons will be home for visits this month??) and holiday music is a big part of it for me. I'm one of those annoying people who actually looks forward to the local radio station playing Christmas music 24/7. I don't exclusively listen to Christmas music between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I like knowing it's always available. To help your Christmas spirit along, I thought I'd share some of my favorite holiday songs with you over the next few weeks. Just like with my musical tastes in general, I like a little of everything... so who knows what you'll end up hearing here!
Today's song is by the lovely Darlene Love and was featured on the 1963 album, A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector. I've heard other versions of this song, most notably by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, but I still like this one best. Phil Spector's magic "Wall of Sound" makes it a stand out from all the others. This album is considered by many to be the best Christmas record of all time. I really can't argue with that!
Have a listen and let me know what you think.
(I couldn't find an interesting video to share, but the song makes up for it.)