Holiday Countdown #18
Double shot! Like I said, time to get this back on track. So here we go number 18 a jazzy little remake of a modern holiday classic that I think trumps the original. I am probably in the minority in this one, but this is my countdown and my rules m’fers! So bring on the Brian Setzer!
That guitar. Flaming upright bass. The shiny suit. That Stray Cat strut. The chicks who were probably foxy in 1984 but have seen better days. Yeah this just makes for some happiness during the holiday season. With all due respect to Brenda Lee’s version, it just doesn’t compare to this one. The gangly guitar playing of Setzer just sets it all apart for me. There is an under-appreciated quality to Setzer’s standing as a guitar genius. The genius is there though. This song makes me want to crank G&T’s on Xmas day until I puke on my sweater and become smelly Uncle Jeff. This song keeps all the spirits high.