Saturday, November 29, 2008

I am one of those really annoying people that LOVE Christmas

I can't help it.


When I was a kid, I used to get really upset on Christmas Eve because I knew Christmas would be gone soon. I still feel that way...which is why I start with the Christmas music and movies in early November.

(And I have been known to pop-in It's a Wonderful Life in May if I needed my fix.)

For the month of December, I will be sharing my favorite holiday clips on here.

Today's is, tragically, the ONLY Christmas song that Peter Cincotti has recorded.

(He also sings "My Favorite Things", and I honestly still don't understand why that song shows-up on Christmas albums all the time. How is it a Christmas song? "When the bee stings"...that would most likely not happen in wintertime. Sure, there is a mention of snowflakes, but I still don't think it qualifies as a Christmas song.)

Peter Cincotti has the most beautiful, smooth, old-fashioned perfect "Christmas voice."

(I can't be the only person who notices that, can I?)

And yet he has never recorded a Christmas album.

I think that is horrible.

He has a song called "Cinderella Beautiful", which has a line, "You know I don't like Christmas, but thanks for the holiday card..."

I wonder if that is autobiographical, and the young Mr. Cincotti really doesn't like Christmas...and if that is the case, he will never record a Christmas album...and I will just have to accept that my Decembers will be Cincotti-less forever. (I truly think this kid is the most talented musician that our generation has produced. I would hate for every December to be Cincotti-less because his music is absolutely brilliant.)

However, here is a charming and delightful song called "My Favorite Time of Year". Special bonus: Peter banging on that piano. (I wish I knew how to play the piano. I think my crazy crooked pinkies killed that dream before it ever had a chance, though.)

Great song! Even though I have never danced in a nightclub on Christmas. Maybe I'll try it this year.