Depressed Over the Holidays? Stop Listening to Crappy Music
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.