Depressed Over the Holidays? Stop Listening to Crappy Music

34743_135905733111020_103599576341636_215571_4392618_n I have to admit to being in a somewhat bitter mood as of late as far as Christmas music goes. Perhaps it's the lingering after affects of having listened to a few sample soundbites from Sting's If On A Winter's Night (which has officially grabbed a spot on my list of most pretentious, overdone, annoyingly self-important piles of tripe albums ever made). Or it's the death-like grip the adult contemporary genre seems to have on the style. Sometimes I just like to toss on a tune, be pleasantly surprised by the lack of over-the-top studio wanking you normally get with modern takes on holiday classics, and get a nice swift kick in the ass while doing so. Such was my experience when Courage My Love's I'll Be Home For Christmas crossed my desk this morning. Purists will most likely throw up their ginger snap cookies with aged Port chaser, but in this case I think that's a good sign this band is doing something right. 

About Jay Moon

Freelance writer guy. My ears love music. I'm a transplant recipient (October/2015), so I also give talks to the masses about that entire experience.

Posted on December 20, 2010, in Music and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. These youngster can rock – and with holiday spirit! Good cure for the seasonal bah-humbugs. Great post.

  2. Agreed, Steven. They’ve certainly lifted me out of my holiday music blues. Thanks for the comment, and the retweet!

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