I know Tom Waits purists will say that no one can this song like that great man, but for my money, no modern recording artist has a better voice than Neko Case. Not too much holiday spirit here, but some fantastic slice of life observations. It's also the perfect mix of funny/sad, which the best art utilizes.
Perhaps my favorite off Aimee Mann’s fantastic holiday album. There’s some true melancholy in this song, but it’s beautiful.
The Wagon-master himself brings it on Frosty. A tender, gentle rendition.
If I ever get around to getting a PhD, this will no doubt be one of my study requirements when it comes to the foreign language requirement of my degree. Unfortunately, there are only about a dozen Spanish words.
Yessir, it’s the rare long version of this song. One of my all-time favorite holiday songs—I mean, does anything beat that chorus? And after Americans discovered that their government encourages domestic spying, it took on a whole new meaning for me. He really might be watching me.
Reposts and Requests:
(Okay, not technically a request, but this is the only Steve and Eydie I have—and I think this track is making it’s 77 Santas debut!)