Hello, Vixens!!! How are all of you doing? Can you believe we are less than two weeks away from the big day? It certainly is going by fast. So before we blink and have it pass us all by, let’s take a moment to celebrate some more amazing sounds of the season.
It is no secret that I am a H-U-G-E fan of Bruce Springsteen. He just announced several tour dates for next year which will come to my area just in time for my birthday. So, it is fair to say Christmas came early for me!!! But this season is never complete for me until I hear his versions of two Christmas classics.
The first is a throw back to the innocence of childhood and its cautionary message “to be good for goodness sake”. The original version comes from one of the three Christmas specials I MUST watch every single year: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (see that here), “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and this one. It features a beautiful wedding scene under “the first Christmas Trees” and is probably what made me fall in love with the beauty of this season before I knew how truly special it also was. And as soon as you hear the music, you cannot help but sing along to “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”.
Source: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 1970
Springsteen’s version is just as infectious and features some funky saxophone playing by another Big Man, Clarence Clemmons (miss you, Clarence!!!)
The Boss’ other holiday gem is just as special. “Merry Christmas, Baby” is a rocking, bluesy, jazzy and romantic way to celebrate the season with that special someone. It is also perfect for singing along to while you are alone in your car, or while decorating the tree with some of your closest friends or sharing a holiday meal with family. For me, it’s all those things and another reminder of why I love Bruce!!!