Thursday, April 21, 2011

Paul Simon's "Getting Ready for Christmas Day"

Open Culture gives us not one, not two but three videos of this song I simply cannot get enough of. (My personal favorite is perhaps the most plain vanilla, of Simon performing the song live, but the animated versions are both quite good). The site also gives us a little background on the song, and the quoted preacher, the Rev. J. M. Gates. (I will say, though, that as much as I love this song, I can't imagine getting the family together around the spinet to sing it on Christmas Eve.)

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