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A Merry Mix

Joyful tidings — the Holidays 2007 Collection is ready for your enjoyment! To be honest, I’m not too big on Christmas music. I hate all those songs that you hear every year redone over and over again. No matter who does it, “The Little Drummer Boy” is a big bore and if I have to hear “Feliz Navidad” once more I’ll upchuck my tamalés. That said, the few holiday tunes I do enjoy are ones that are unabashedly corny (“Little Christmas Tree”) or mod ’60s (“Close Your Mouth”) or evocative of the season without being too Christmassy (“Skating”) or sad (“What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas”) or possessing a vague feeling of sadness even though the lyrics are happy (“Christmas Day”). They might not be as widely played as the others, but they sure are wonderful.

Some disclaimers: about a third of these tracks came courtesy of my friend Joy‘s annual holiday mixes, and sorry to be a Scrooge but it is a continuous mix with only one hour-long track. Put it on while trimming the tree and have a Merry Christmas!

Illustration by Matt Hinrichs

Illustration by Matt Hinrichs

6 Thoughts on “A Merry Mix

  1. Nice set! I always thought that “Little Christmas Tree” would’ve sounded really good if sung by the Jean Terrell-led Supremes. Sadly, that I know of, they never recorded any holiday songs. MJ’s version is still ear-pleasing, though. :-)

  2. Thanks, Dan – I always thought “Little Christmas Tree” sounded like a Partridge Family session with Michael subbing for David Cassidy!

  3. joy olivia on December 13, 2007 at 2:52 pm said:

    you’re a cutie — and too good! I’m envious you have finished your “wrap music.”

    I am still finishing my new xmas mix. i promise, i’ll get it to you soon so that you can have inspiration (i hope) for next year’s sure-to-be-amazing scrubbles holiday mix!

  4. Thank you so much for this! You have excellent taste. Happy holidays to you and yours. :D

  5. Thanks, John – you made my day! Keep ’em coming, Joy!

  6. chrisboy on December 21, 2007 at 8:45 am said:

    hey matt – enjoying this very much this morning – we were much in need of some new xmas tunes, and i haven’t been able to scout for new and interesting stuff this year. thanks!!!!

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