On The Last Day of Solstice…
A blogger gave to me!
To fully enjoy the Solstice season, you have to get a long run up to it. So, to get you into the Solstice spirit in the last few weeks before Ground Zero, allow me to share with you some awesome festive albums. Every night until Christmas Eve, I will be recommending a Christmassy themed album for your pleasure. Well, not all of them will be Christmassy, but all of them will be awesome; and filling your days with awesome music will be enough.
The last day of this wonderful little charade, and I feel this has gone swimmingly so far. The only problem is that since its inception, I’ve actually thought of/found new albums that are worthy of a mention. But they can wait ’til next year, I guess. For now, what I want is for you to close your eyes, relax, and think back to the end of October. You remember the ghouls and ghosts that harangued you? The werewolves that mauled you? The zombies that flailed pointlessly at you? Now, what are they all up to this festive season?
Why, Jack Skellington is marshalling them, to bring you another holiday treat!
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is my favourite christmas movie ever, and that is in no small part due to the awesome soundtrack, as composed by Danny Elfman. “What’s This?” “Jack’s Obsession” and “Jack’s Lament” are all such great songs. And for some reason, despite being based around skeletons and boogeymen and creepy chorals and scare chords, the album captures something of christmas better than nearly anything else I could think of.
So, sit down a while; put the album on
If you haven’t, well it’s time you begun.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this little series, and I hope that you are having a Merry Solsticetime. Saturnalia, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, whatever. Have fun, and raise a glass or two for me and for anyone else you know. Cheers!