(Another) Top 5 Underplayed Christmas Tunes
Last year, I compiled a list of 5 holiday tunes that don’t tend to receive the airtime they likely deserve.
To celebrate December 22nd (Happy Festivus Eve!), another 5 Christmas tunes that are well worth a listen:
5. She & Him, Christmas Waltz
As subdued as it gets. I’m a recent Zooey Deschanel convert, thanks to the often excellent ‘The New Girl.’ Incidentally, the character Schmidt seems destined for a future ‘Top 5 supporting characters’ list.
4. The Good Lovelies, Maybe This Time
May have seen sales for their 2009 album, Under the Mistletoe, get an accidental boost when Justin Bieber gave his Christmas album an identical name.
3. The Kinks, Father Christmas
Upbeat & a bit of alright.
2. weezer, The Christmas Song
Not exactly feel-good, festive fun. But it’s honeymoon-era =w=eezer, of course it’s on the list!
1. Raffi, Petit Papa Noel
May be the ultimate artist in terms of consistency. We’ve had the Raffi Christmas album on just about every day this month and there’s a quality to his performance that is never tiresome. He doesn’t sing down to kids, it’s just pleasant, clean delivery that continues to age remarkably well.
Whatever you celebrate/don’t celebrate this week, have a terrific time doing/not doing it, enjoy!