Hello, Vixens!!! Welcome back to the Christmas Song countdown.
Today’s song has the ability to transport me back to the warmest part of my childhood with the very first note. And that is no easy feat. I grew up much faster than I should have because that was my road to walk, but once you see happily ever after end in a horribly final way, you never believe in fairy tales again.
But these childhood friends of mine were my safe place, where I was kept out of harm’s way in a world with kids who did not see me differently because I no longer had the innocence of a child. In fact, they did not even seem to notice. They kept me in their world, no questions asked. That was the part of my childhood I needed to hold on to most of all. You do not forget friends like that.
Copyright: Charles M. Schultz
My friends, the Peanuts, already recorded this song to perfection. But many other singers have covered this song since then, and this artist’s version is by far the solid second. Between the combination of her beautiful voice and Diana Krall’s sublime piano accompaniment, this cover is absolutely gorgeous.
Sarah McLachlan: Christmas Time Is Here.
PS: Anita Baker’s jazzy, soulful version is also a worthy contender. It definitely deserves a listen.
PSS: The first song of the countdown was Joni Mitchell’s “River” (read that here) with an honorable mention to Sarah Mclachlan’s version. Michael commented on that post that Robert Downey, Jr. did a “hauntingly beautiful” version of River when he was on “Ally McBeal”. I love Robert Downey, Jr. and thought I saw every single “AB” episode when he was on it, but somehow that episode eluded me. I listened to RDJ’s version today and Michael described it perfectly. It is hauntingly beautiful. So, of course, I could not keep a gem like that to myself. You can listen to it here.
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What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy listening!!!
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