Another Xmas song, from JPK. I like this one.
Beach Boys, “Little Saint Nick” (1963)
I think only one person mentioned this the other day in DougJ’s Christmas music thread, so maybe I’m OK here (apologies to BrYanS). I do love the Beach Boys all up and down their catalog (and never mind the occasional misbegotten politics, better not to dwell). They may seem among the least likely to deliver on the Christmas fare in Southern California, and all that, but I really go for this spry corruption of “Little Deuce Coupe,” which seems to me happy and jaunty in just the ways that Christmas music is supposed to be. It never fails to put a glow on my darkest December days, that’s for sure. Wikipedia: “Despite a media-hushed Christmas in mourning for recently assassinated President John F. Kennedy, the single went into the Top Tens of Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Milwaukee, Vancouver and Washington DC.” Beatlemania was not far behind.
Also too, how about a discussion of greatest Christmas album ever. I will go with Stevie Wonder’s Someday At Christmas.