There may be no sign (yet) of mince pies, tinsel and eggnog here
in the DIVA office, but we have nevertheless noticed that so-called
festive season is getting closer.
And with the festive season, of course, comes Christmassy music,
which means this week we're putting the Jan/Feb 2012 issue to bed
to the sound of the Glee cast attacking such classics as Do They
Know It's Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, Let It Snow and Santa
Claus Is Coming To Town with their characteristic earnestness and
vocal showoffery. Which isn't as strange as you might think.
What is slightly strange, I think, is the inclusion of
Joni Mitchell's River from the insanely popular Blue album. Lea
Michele (Rachel) does a nice job, but it does seem a little out of
place wedged between Little Drummer Boy and Do You Hear What I
Overall, though, I have surprised myself by enjoying this album.
I might not go so far as to add it to my iPod, but it's very
listenable and if you enjoy Glee musically, you'll probably love
it. (I'm listening to the super-sweet Let It Snow as I write this
and am managing to keep my breakfast down, and if an old cynic like
me can enjoy it, then there is hope for us all).
That said, I have three final comments/bits of constructive
1. There should be a deeply cynical Sue Sylvester track on here
to cut through the saccharine and reflect the humour that Glee
brings to the table, as it were.
2. Santa Baby is creepy. Fact. One should not flirt with Saint
Nick. Ever. Even you, Naya Rivera. It's like flirting with your
grandfather, for god's sake.
3. The Christmas Wrapping song is odd. Really odd. *Skip*
So, to wrap this up (ha!): Glee's second Christmas album hasn't
changed my mind about Santa Baby (ick), but it might just do as a
soundtrack for my desperate attempts to find the end of the
sellotape on Christmas Eve.
Merry Christmas you massive Gleeks. x
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