Thursday, December 04, 2014

Musical Advent Calendar, Day 4 - Sufjan Stevens

Over the past decade, Sufjan Stevens has quietly become one of the most prolific Christmas recording artists in the history of recorded music.

Each year, Stevens creates a new CD of Christmas songs - some original, others standards, still others that are difficult to categorize at all - for friends and family.  After five years (at least so far), he releases a 5-CD set encompassing the entire half-decade's worth of songs.  Some are rough, others are beautiful and moving, and some are just plain bizarre.

And then, some are pretty darn close to transcendent - and I would put this song in that category.

"Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time!," Sufjan Stevens.

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