December 3rd, 2013
What are some of my all time favorite Christmas songs, you ask? Oh, you didn’t ask? Well I’m gonna tell you anyway.
I’ve always been a sucker for a good version of “What Child is This” and “Lo, How a Rose e’r Blooming”, and who can deny the sweet, lovely simplicity of “Still, Still, Still”? Not this guy.
However, as every year passes, and TSF continues to search for and/or write the next Yuletide favorite, I like to hearken back to my childhood, and relive the days of hearing (and perhaps I’ve shared this with you before) my all time favorite Christmas album – Kenny Rogers’ Christmas.
“Surely you can’t be serious,” you might say. To which I would say “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.” (Thank you Leslie Nielsen)…I’m here to tell you folks, there is something about that album that kicks my holiday spirit into overdrive every time I hear it! From his effortless versions of “White Christmas”, “O Holy Night”, “Carol of the Bells”, etc…to his originals “Christmas Everyday”, “When a Child is Born”, and, as only Kenny could pull off, “Another Homemade Christmas in Kentucky” – they don’t call him the gambler for nothing – heck, he even used “My Favorite Things” as a track – is there anything the man can’t do!? Besides find a good plastic surgeon, that is? (Ha! Just kidding big guy!)
Anyway, how’s about you come to one of our holiday shows, and tell us your favorite carol – who knows, maybe it will end up in the show next year! In the meantime, feel free to kick back and relax to
the soothing sounds of any one of our holiday recordings, and remember Plastic Santa is watching, always watching…