I'm back! Just in time to start school up again in the Spring, after 6 months or so of working at our law firm, taking up MARCHING BAND (I play the cymbals now, yo!) and getting a dog, things have been amazingly busy!
And of course, if you celebrate it, Christmas is right around the corner. And New Year's! My resolution this year is to write more, exercise more joyfully, and appreciate what I have. I will be back to posting full time again soon, but for now let's have some fun.
You know you're going to hear 45 different versions of "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" this year (and probably hate every single one of them except for Brenda Lee's.) But you know what I like? Sad Christmas songs, or maybe not even sad, moody and atmospheric Christmas music. Sometimes Christmas with all of its forced gaiety and expectation of joy can underline the depression a lot of people feel in the winter, either because of SAD or they miss someone near and dear or perhaps the holidays just aren't a happy time for them.
Sad Christmas music makes me feel less alone.
Here are two of my favorites, first off Leigh Nash's version of Hard Candy Christmas a song originally sung by Dolly Parton and the cast of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Leigh Nash is of course, the former lead singer of everyone's favorite peppy, indie Christian band, Sixpence None the Richer.
The of course there is the classic song, River, originally by Joni Mitchell. My favorite version is by Robert Downey Jr and Vonda Shepherd from the album "A Very Ally Christmas" which may be the best Christmas album I've ever heard. No, seriously, a great mix of upbeat and moody Christmas classics.
Fight it out in the comments.
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