Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Xmastime (It Sure Don’t Feel Like)”

5 Great Christmas Tunes That Aren’t Really In The Christmas Spirit

One of the things we all love about music, is in the discovery. By discovering a great track, we feel like we own it somehow.

If it’s really a great track, then it might get popular, and sometimes it becomes less ours. Didn’t you always hate it, as a kid, when EVERYBODY starting liking the band that you liked first?

But certain songs will always allow you to retain ownership over it. Like “Dirty Water.” It doesn’t matter who loves that song, it’s always ours, because it’s about Boston.

And that’s how I feel about the Bosstones’ cover of “Xmastime.” Even though it’s a pretty bleak portrait of Christmas in the City, it’s OUR city. As cold as the song gets, I still have a warm place in my heart for its mentions of the college kids heading home, of Kenmore Square and Filene’s Basement.

Hear the whole song, here.

No comments:

Post a Comment