Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, or the First Day of Christmas, Followed by Five Days of Anticlimax, Then New Year's Eve, and Concluding with Five Days of Disappointment...

In societies with the big holiday shopping season (after Halloween through Christmas Eve), in which the pop culture is intertwined with the three-act dramatic structure, Christmas culminates on Christmas morning, when people open their gifts.  The song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has been rewritten as follows:

On the first day of Christmas, my friends and family gave to me:  A lot of stuff!  On the second day of...ah, screw it:  Five days anticlimactic -- then New Year's Eve!  Five days of resolution, before I give up!  (...or something like that.)

Anyhow, I'd like to post the past couple of years' worth of holiday music I've recorded and produced.  Depending on your time zone and holiday habits (if any), many of you have already opened your presents and the big Christmas build-up is over.  For some of you who haven't opened your presents yet, and for those who are fortunate enough to celebrate 12 days of non-anticlimactic Christmas, here are the mp3s (right-click and save as...):

We Three Kings (whose day happens on the 13th day of Christmas, if I remember correctly)
O Christmas Tree
Jingle Bells
It Came upon the Midnight Clear
O Holy Night
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

Tracks other than holiday music can be found at my other site, DeRamos Music.  Cheers, Merry Christmas, and, in case I don't blog here for a while, Happy New Year!