Thursday, December 19, 2013

"Lighten up, Francis" in three ... two ...

While not as beautiful as the preceding song -- and in no way "traditional" to the season -- I have to admit that this one kicks over my gigglebox something fierce, and I think is every bit as charming as any other Christmas music coming over the loudspeakers these days:



Sunday, December 15, 2013


As long time Gentle Readers of ths blog know my favourite Christmas song is "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

However, I have recently come across a rendition of "Carol of the Bells" which threatens to knock TSO of of the top of my list.

Without further ado, I give you ThePianoGuys:

One of the things that makes this particular version so appealing to me is not only is a beautiful piece, but the man playing the cello is so obviously enjoying himself that it just sweeps you up into the spirit of the song -- and of the season.

Maybe not everyones cup of chai, but I think it is magnificent.