Discussion: Recommend a Track – Christmas Edition

December 19, 2008 // 19 Comments

I wrote last week about my affection for sad Christmas songs.   The only upbeat Christmas songs I usually like are the spiritual ones.   But good Lord, do I love this piece of fluff from Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton: httpv:// “With Bells On” is one of the only country Christmas songs that won’t make me change the radio station.   You can find it on Kenny & Dolly’s album Once Upon a Christmas. What Christmas track do you recommend tonight?

Discussion: Sad Christmas Songs

December 8, 2008 // 39 Comments

I can’t get this one out of my head this year: Merle Haggard, “If We Make it Through December” httpv:// I love sad Christmas songs.  Give me “Blue Christmas over “White Christmas” any day. What are your favorite sad Christmas songs?  Do you prefer blue Christmas songs?

Faith Hill, “A Baby Changes Everything”

August 29, 2008 // 15 Comments

We all know that I’m a sucker for a good Christmas song, or Christmas songs in general, really. So, while Faith Hill’s latest release of a Christmas song is admittedly premature in the month of August, I was excited all the same—mostly because it helps to signify that the Christmas season is approaching, which is something that I realize likely makes the rest of you cringe. Because there are so many wonderful Christmas classics, it’s difficult for an original to make an impression. Therefore, it takes an outstanding original to successfully compete with the classics. “A Baby Changes Everything” is the only original song on Faith’s upcoming Christmas album, but it sadly does not justify its coveted spot. While her vocal performance is perfect, the song itself lacks the personality or depth that inspires me at Christmastime. It starts off slow, without much of a melody, but it seems to Read More

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