Music Box: On The 12th (and FINAL) Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

…Jeffrey wishes you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! HAPPY KWANZAA!!! FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!  Whatever your religious or non-religious affiliations, whichever your spiritual or secular proclivities...it is a time of love and retrospect and soul-searching. On this 12th day of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas, I give to you my favorite non-traditional Christmas song of them all, a surreal, haunting meeting of two … Continue reading Music Box: On The 12th (and FINAL) Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

On The 11th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

  …Jeffrey gave to you…Stevie Nicks’ version of “Silent Night”…   "Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Stevie’s house, not a Gypsy was stirring…” Stevie’s haunting reading of “Silent Night” was recorded for the A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS charity album in 1987, the first (and the best) in the long line of Christmas … Continue reading On The 11th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 10th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Me, rockin' the 80s pornstache, dressed as Santa, dazzlin' the audience with OH, HOLY NIGHT ...Jeffrey gave to you…“Oh, Holy Night” by...well, just about anyone, really. From the most classic voices in history (Mahalia Jackson, Donna Summer, Luciano Pavarotti) to the artists I adore, to those I ordinarily can’t stomach (Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah … Continue reading Music Box: On The 10th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 9th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

The Greatest Holiday Album Of Them All ...Jeffrey gave to you... A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU FROM PHIL SPECTOR! Greater minds, critics and philosophers have waxed philosophic about this monumental holiday masterpiece far more judiciously and with more wisdom than I ever could attempt, that anything I can possibly write would be an infinitesimal contribution. … Continue reading Music Box: On The 9th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 8th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

...Jeffrey gave to you…Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “The Power Of Love”. Yeah, I’m cheating here, I know, because when the song was released on FGTHs debut WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME album back in 1984, I’m not sure the birth of Jesus Christ was on the minds of the same songwriters whose first hit single from … Continue reading Music Box: On The 8th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 7th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

The Pointer Sisters recorded "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" for the A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS charity album ...Jeffrey gave to you…“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by the Pointer Sisters, one of the most joyous versions of the song.  And what a wonderful song it is to capture the holiday week and the buoyancy … Continue reading Music Box: On The 7th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 6th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

We can forgive Talyor Momsen (pictured here as Cindy Lou Who) for HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. But GOSSIP GIRL? Not so much. ...Jeffrey gave to you… "Where Are You Christmas” by (gads!) Faith Hill. Now, I realize I just might be losing any musical credibility and trust I’ve gained over the years; I mean, I expect … Continue reading Music Box: On The 6th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 5th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

...Jeffrey gives to you...FIVE...TORI...VIDS!!!!  (In case you didn't get it, that should be sung out like Day 5 of the original "12 Days Of Christmas". I'm telling you, Christmastime brings out the sap in me!) I can hear the distant wails of the my fanatical Tori-lovin' friends from afar, who have pointlessly attempted and failed to convert my early Amos … Continue reading Music Box: On The 5th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On the 4th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

...Jeffrey gives to you... "Carol of the Bells"! One of my fondest memories of High School was our annual winter concert. As the lead tenor in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School Chorus, in Brooklyn NY, the most exciting night of my winter was our annual seasonal concert.  Led by the glorious Dr. Andrea Morris, the head … Continue reading Music Box: On the 4th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 3rd Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

...Jeffrey gives to you…Bob Dylan’s “Must Be Santa”! BOB DYLAN?!?! Yep.  Dylan. The bard of ages. The poet laureate of the past 4 decades. Yes. That Dylan. At first listen, Dylan’s first venture into seasonal music might appear disconcerting, as if you’re not sure his interpretation of hymnals as disparate (for him) as “Little Drummer … Continue reading Music Box: On The 3rd Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…