For some reason I'm having a really hard time getting into the holiday spirit this year.
"It's December! It's Christmas! Fun! Food! Parties!" they say.
"Meh." I say.
So I asked myself, "What's the best way to elevate my mood?"
"Alcohol?" My Cerebral Cortex and Limbic System guessed in harmony, as my liver groaned.
"Ooo! Ooo! I know this one! Chocolate!" chimed in the tongue.
"Shut up, all of you. The answer is music - Jeez, where have you been for the last four decades? Don't you know her at all?" snarked my tough, little heart.
Onto iTunes I went last night, buying a sleigh-load of holiday music. When I looked back at the songs I'd selected, I realized they were all modern covers of Christmas classics.
WHO, I ask you, doesn't love Springsteen's version of Santa Claus is Comin' to Town?
Ah, that Clarence and his new saxophone get me every time.
So here's the deal: Let's us - you and me - put together an All Time Greatest Xmas Covers playlist. Submit your suggestion in the comment section below, and I'll tabulate, find links and post the results over the weekend.
Ho, baby - Ho, baby - Ho!