I doubt anyone will be surprised I'm one of those guys who hated Christmas. I used to say I hated "Jingle Bell Rock" most of all. That it was the song I loathed most in the world, regardless of genre.
In 2007 I reconnected with an old flame, who came with a 7 year old daughter. We became a family.
I figured out pretty quick that Christmas was a big deal and the music an indispensible component. As a new Dad, it was important to not ruin the holidays.
I was in a big box audio store when I encountered a wall of monitors playing Hall & Oates video of "Jingle Bell Rock". Up until that moment I would have told you that not only was I no fan of H&O, I despised their slick commerciality. I was a hater.
Confronted with a double whammy of loathesome on such a massive scale, I snapped. By the time GE unwrapped the guitar for the pitch perfect solo, I was utterly charmed.
That was the first year I put together a Holiday mix.
We'll take a family portrait for the album cover this weekend, and I'll be making 50 cd's and mailing them out to friends and family next week.
Now you can too!
Have a rockin' Holiday!