Do you hear what I hear? Why yes! It’s the sounds of the glorious
Christmas holiday season!!! The bells are being jingled, the halls are being decked, and the list is being made and checked twice! And all of you must have wound up on the naughty list, because you’ve been sentenced to five weeks of Holiday Mecca Muzak Monday! Yes, me and my elf Scratchy are getting in the spirit by spreading the best of the Mecca holiday muzak CD from our bleeding ears to yours! It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Much like in my regular MMM posts, I’m not going to pick the songs you know and love and have heard enough to really loathe. Sure, the songs themselves will be old hat… I mean, there’s only so many holiday songs. But nearly every artist who ever sold more records than Zamfir has made an album of Christmas music before… so the different versions of your holiday favorites and unfavorites are almost endless! Mecca has about 200 or so festive songs that it cycles through every year, so there are plenty of eclectic versions of these carols that I had never heard before, and was surprised to find out just how much I liked!
Today’s featured song is one of a handful of “Christmas songs” that in fact has nothing at all to do with the holiday. “Let It Snow” is a carol that could just as easily have taken place in March as December… or June if you live up in Michigan. The song itself is not that bad… and there are a number of good versions of it out there. But the Mecca holiday CD introduced me to the performance that I absolutely like best. I had a hell of a time figuring out who did it, though… I just knew it was a duet, and there was a man and a woman… and after countless impatient minutes scouring YouTube, I finally found my couple!
Meet Darren Criss and Chris Colfer… better known to the TV watching world as Blaine Anderson and Kurt Hummel from Fox’s hit primetime series “Glee.” I not only had no idea that the “female” voice in the song was a falsetto, but that the two characters who sing the song had a gay relationship in the show! Despite the fact that I don’t watch “Glee” (or just about anything else on TV), I was surprised I hadn’t heard about this odd couple of network TV before!
You go guys! It’s the 21st Century, and we’re totally down with your version of “Let It Snow!” This is how all Christmas music should sound….
Eat your heart out, Vienna Boys Choir. These Men on Vinyl chime in with one of the greatest versions of a holiday song evah!!!
Come back next Monday for more holiday earworms on Triple-M!