01 December, 2010

Happy December!!! Thanksgiving has passed, which means it's officially Christmas music season! As my co-worker/fellow mission yearer Colyn once said, "listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving is like having sex before marriage." And it's quite true; you can listen to Christmas music all year round, but it loses its novelty. There's just something sacred about saving Christmas music for this glorious month, and that is exactly what I have done! As most of you know, I adore Sufjan Stevens, so it is only fitting that I am in love with his Christmas music. So I thought I would grace you with twenty-five days of Sufjan -- one Sufjan Stevens Christmas song each day until Christmas. This is quite a big undertaking for me, as I'm not necessarily the most dedicated blogger (although I'm much more dedicated now than I was in London) and I don't have access to the internet everyday, but hey, it's worth a try, right? So here goes...

December 1 Sufjan Stevens Christmas Song of the Day:
Christmas in the Room from Sufjan's 2008 album Songs for Christmas Volume VIII: Astral Inter Planet Space Captain Christmas Infinity Voyage

This album was unreleased to the general public, so I'm not quite sure how I got my hands on it. All I know is that I love it! And this song is by far my favorite track on the album. You can listen to it here(hopefully this link works; let me know if it doesn't). It's a simple piano-driven love song -- the kind that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I can just picture an adorable elderly couple waltzing in front of the fire place. These beautiful lyrics capture what the Christmas season is all about -- spending time with loved ones...
No gifts to give, they're all right here
Inside our hearts the glorious cheer
And in the house we see a light
That comes from what we know inside

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
Until it's Christmas in the room
Happy Christmas Music Season from Sufjan and me!

1 comment:

  1. Sufjan is sooo good! You should check out Sara Groves Christmas album on NoiseTrade Lauren!