I Hear Sleigh Bells!
That picture, taken by someone who is no doubt an expert photographer (or a guy just holding his camera above the crowd willy-nilly, it’s difficult to tell), records a moment of what constitutes the whole of my Christmas music experience this year, save a few pieces of songs heard in a store or restaurant. It is from the front steps of the Texas capitol building, during the Tuba Christmas performance Monday afternoon. And yes, that one guy has a mouth painted inside his sousaphone.
I couldn’t find (or refused to attempt to find) tuba Christmas music for today’s post, and really, what would be the point? Tod has had the Christmas music thing covered every day this month, and I don’t think there’s much I could add. Also, I’m not a huge fan of Christmas music. So instead, I’ll just give you a couple songs that have nothing to do with Christmas by a band with a sort of Christmasy name, and let you get back to doing what you were doing. I hope that, regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, and regardless of how you do so, you’re spending the day doing whatever it is you like to do this time of year.
That song is going to be stuck in my head all day. Which is a good thing, because it means “Jingle Bell Rock” won’t be, as it has been for pretty much every Christmas since 1982. Let’s have some more, so I can be absolutely certain Bobby Helms gets gone and stays there:
You know, both of those songs are in commercials (Apple and Dr. Pepper, respectively), so I guess they are Christmas songs in a way. OK, sorry, No Politics!
Let’s have one more, to be absolutely certain that “Jingle Bell Rock” makes it nowhere near my brain:
And a final one, just in case:
Argh, I talked about it too much. Now it’s in my head. Anyway, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and if I don’t see ya before then, Happy New Year.