It’s snowing, it’s cold, and in a lot of ways it’s frightful, but inside it’s so delightful. The tree is up, the fire is going, the wrapping paper is ready for action, and the tunes are on the box. It’s that time again.
Hell’s Bells Carla Bley
There is so much music at Christmas, who needs presents? I am primed for old memories, new memories, friends, love, good intentions, and holiday wishes. Every song seems to go deeper. Each voice seems to sound clearer. All the notes, high, low, and in-between, harmonize with a special glow.
An Eggnog, Some Mistletoe, and You Dave McKenna
There’s a lot of Christmas humor, Christmas soul, Christmas blues, and every other kind of celebration going on. Bring on the choir, turn up the schmaltz, rock out, get in the groove, and get it on. Santa Claus is coming and Christmas time is here. Everybody’s feeling it and raising their voices in whatever way means the most to them.
Jingle Blues John Hicks
Christmas Blues Eric Reed
I like it all. The corny, the sentimental, the uplifting, the funky. Caroling with strangers and listening to the kids shout it out. Knowing the tune and, somehow, remembering the words. Melody prevails, feeling triumphs, and everything sounds good to me.
Christmas Day Detroit Junior
No matter the style, young or old, loud or soft, rockin’ or symphonic, amateur or professional, the sentiment is the same. Peace on Earth. Get it right. Good will to all and to all a good night.
For a blast of Christmas past, check out the December 2014, 2013, 2012 Paswonky, in the archives.