If you are currently struggling with Christmas, or with life, here is some truth and hope for you.
A Little Yule Cheer, Day 10: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Nora Jones
My favorite secular Christmas is song is Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. And, one of my all-time favorite musicians is Nora Jones. I wish I had the laid back ease at the piano that she does. And her voice! – what I wouldn’t give to be able sing like her. Last Christmas, Nora posted a casual video singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and it is, in my humble opinion, a perfect interpretation of the song.
Nora has a new Christmas album out this year and it’s drenched in her signature jazzy/bluesy/folksy style. To promote the album, she did a live mini concert on Youtube from the top of the Empire State Building yesterday evening. If you have a few spare minutes, take the time to watch it. (The concert starts around 4:25). Nora is a pleasure to watch and her music will fill you with holiday cheer.
A Little Yule Cheer, Day 4: Go Tell It On the Mountain by Zach Williams
There are so many really good new Christmas videos released this year. Today, let’s add some big energy to this countdown (count up?) with Zach Williams and his band. I love the bass, the horns, and the Motown feel of this version of the classic gospel song “Go Tell It On the Mountain”.
Joy to the World! (Celebrating with Postmodern Jukebox and Von Smith)
This Christmas day, I’m wishing you the true joy and peace that Jesus’s birth initiated so many centuries ago. It’s time to celebrate the greatest gift of all!
A Little Yule Cheer: Days 23 and 24 (The PianoGuys featuring Placido Domingo)
A beautiful rendition of the perfect song for Christmas Eve..