Friday, December 20, 2013

My Favourite Christmas Song: Otis Redding's "White Christmas"

Back when I was a wee tot, I began demanding the classics around the house. I wanted The Big Chill. I wanted Aretha. I always wanted Otis.

And, to this day, I still want Otis in any way I can get him. So, as the holidays quickly approach (and I currently sit in the air, in a bright white cloud) nothing sounds better than Otis in all of his soulful Christmas glory. Although he's spun a number of holiday classics into his own, it's his oh-so-perfect rendition of "White Christmas" that's my absolute all-time favourite Christmas ditty. That perfectly strained howl and the shaky doo-wop organs are all I need to be suckered into an impromptu slow dance.

Merry Christmas!

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