It is only two days past Halloween and already I am thinking about my Christmas music. You see, I have this wish to some day be the proud owner of a glorious Christmas music collection/playlist. So far there is only:
Christmas with the Rat Pack
Bing Crosby's Merry Christmas
Josh Groban's Noel
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker (Kirov Orchestra & Choir)
Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful Christmas
So far so good. What is throwing the entire endeavor into jeopardy is Bob Dylan and HIS new Christmas CD, Christmas In the Heart. One part intriguing, three parts terrifying, it looks like this
and sounds like this.
I covet this album. And then I listen to the amazon song samples and my soul starts to instantly shrivel. A half hour later, I covet it again.
I mean, if you were in my kitchen, working diligently on a cookie batter, and the scariest rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" that you have EVER heard starts blaring from the speakers, pop quiz, hotshot, what do you do? Back away slowly from the mixing bowl, throw the garbage can over to create a diversion, and run for the door? Not before you spit in my general direction and throw your arms up to the heavens?
I am going to need to do a little bit more soul searching concerning this one.