Yes indeed, December is almost here. The season of Santa Claus, the Grinch, Charlie Brown, “you’ll put your eye out” and George Bailey is nearly upon us. In fact, my neighborhood stores had Christmas decorations up even before Thanksgiving. It annoys me, but what can you do?
It also means I am about to start my Christmas songfest on this here blog, so consider yourself warned. It begins on December 1.
There are some new albums this Christmas season for you to sample, including ones from:
- John Legend, A Legendary Christmas
- The Monkees (yes, really), Christmas Party
- Eric Clapton, Happy Xmas
- Pentatonix, Christmas is Here!
- Ingrid Michaelson, whom I’ve never heard until now but who reviewers agree took a decidedly nostalgic approach to classical carols on her album Songs for the Season
There’s one more you should know about if you haven’t heard already: Shatner Claus. Yes, Captain Kirk has released a Christmas album. One of the reviewers at Amazon says: “Shatner can’t sing to save his own life, and instead of hiding from that fact he celebrates it with all of the gusto that T.J. Hooker can bring.”
Makes sense to me.