kicking the bah humbuggery blues
given that the commercialization of christmas seemingly starts just after labor day these days, there is just too much time for the idea of a christmas mix to not become a tired, worn-out cliche. as such, i swore i would not partake in the festivities this year. bah. humbug.
however, given that this is my first holiday season with sand is overrated, i felt i would be remiss if i failed to post my one (one song doesn't make a mix...does it?) favorite christmas song, "winter wonderland." as best i can recall, the first album that i ever bought* was the first volume of a very special christmas. it was on cassette tape, and i must have been 10. when i was in second grade, i sang (quietly, so as not to actually be heard) in what i guess was the choir of my grade's holiday production. of some play. or something. (it was a long time ago!) but anyway, one of the songs that i had to memorize and sing (okay--mouth the words to) was "winter wonderland". so when i bought a very special christmas a couple years later, naturally this was one of the songs that i loved the most. (along with run-dmc's "christmas in hollis"--booya!...i don't think i can get away with that, can i)
anyway, "winter wonderland" has always been my favorite christmas song, and this version by eurythmics has always been my favorite version of it. i just the love the snaps and crackles, the synth-y 80's beats, and the purity of annie lennox's voice. it never fails to get me into the christmas spirit, something i sorely needed seeing as how christmas is less than two weeks away now.
eurythmics : "winter wonderland"
from the compilation a very special christmas (a&m, 1987)
*with that asterisk, did you think i stole it? no, i didn't steal it, but technically, kick by inxs was the first cassette i ever bought. however, my brother and i bought that together and i happened to have the money at the store. he later assumed the tape for himself and forced me to take the money for it...bastard. ;-)