Perhaps the best holiday pop song released this year. This should resonate for anyone who’s been in the Big Apple for the Christmas season. For me, it brings up memories of my family and I in Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall this time of year. — T.O.
Marah made a Christmas album for a number of reasons: (1) Because it is the most wonderful time of the year. Irving Berlin was a Siberian Jew and he wrote “White Christmas”, arguably the best Yuletide ditty of them all. (2) To make a Yuletide record we had to record it in the middle of the blistering NYC summer heat. That gave us the excuse to decorate our apartment studio with string lights and plastic snowmen and celebrate Christmas in July too! (3) Really good holiday songs allow decent “liberal” folks to celebrate certain “conservative” values like family, friends, eating dinner together, roasting chestnuts and home fires burning without employing tactics like tightening borders, tax cuts for the elite, veiled racism, and Old Testament brainwashing! (4) A great Noel number is your best shot at being played on the radio! To hear your own Christmas recording in the car on the drive to Grandma’s snowy farm would be the absolute bomb! (5) Christmas music makes most people really happy. That’s the whole point of music in the first place. So, get A Christmas Kind of Town and get in the spirit!
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