Hello again, everybody! Reader here with the next installment of my Christmas Song Countdown!
I love music from a number of different genres, from Pop to Rock, from Metal to Hip-Hop, and even a bit of Country and Opera thrown in for good measure!
But #6 on my list of favourite holiday songs, falls under the Jazz category.
I’m sure many of you will recognize it as soon as you hear it.
Growing up, was it even the Christmas season, if you didn’t sit in front of the T.V., and watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas?”
It came out back in 1965, and features Charlie Brown’s attempts to get himself into the Christmas spirit, by directing the kids’ Christmas pageant. As usual, everyone more or less ignores him, and mocks his Christmas tree, a sad little sprig, that he feels just needs a little bit of TLC. In the end, everything works out, and ol’ Chuck’s spirits have risen.
I like to think that happened, in part, because of the jazzy score, by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. He scored a lot of the animated “Peanuts” specials back in the day, but his work on the Christmas special is my personal fave, especially this tune…
So good. That one always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
And speaking of feeling good, you didn’t think we were going to get through this list without an appearance my my favourite band, did you?
Actually, this is not a song by the Rolling Stones – it’s technically a Keith Richards solo tune!
As most fans of Keef know, he is probably the most famous disciple of the late, great Chuck Berry. And in December of 1978, the “Human Riff” chose this particular rocker to be his first-ever solo single!
I’ll let him take it from here!
Ahhhh… that’ll get the blood pumpin’!
We’ve covered numbers 10 through 5 on my Christmas Song Countdown. Don’t forget to check back late this week, as I reveal numbers 4 through 1!