December has arrived! It truly is my favorite time of year – not just because my birthday is next Saturday, and Christmas is just mere weeks away… Oh, who am I kidding? That’s exactly why December is my favorite month of the year!
Because it’s December, as is our tradition the theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is Holiday Music all month long! How festive! Grab your favorite holiday tunes and dance along, won’t you?
Let’s start off with a song from the CMA Country Christmas that aired last week, marking the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season. One of the biggest highlights of the evening was the performance of this song. I’m still blown away…and I might be guilty of re-watching the performance over and over again. How could you not? The harmonies are SO on point.
Give a listen to the ultra talented Reba McEntire and Little Big Town with “Mary, did You Know”:
Next up is a group with a track off their brand new Christmas album. They love performing, and they just celebrated their 20-year anniversary in the music business, though this marks their inaugural Christmas tour, in support of their second holiday album.
Give a listen to 98º with “What Christmas Means To Me”:
Next up is a talented a capella group who is welcoming in this holiday season with a fresh face, and a brand new take on a Christmas classic. The new member joins as vocal bass for their performance-packed holiday season, and in the new video fans get a peek at just how well he fits into the lineup.
Enjoy the talented Pentatonix with “Deck The Halls”:
Last, but definitely not least, is a kooky and joyous music video, which is clearly the kind of Christmas this artist wants you to have. The video sees Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell acting as a married couple (which shouldn’t have been too difficult for them) hosting a rather busy get together at their home. Fellow familiar faces like Stranger Things’ Caleb McLaughlin, JB Smoove, Henry Winkler, Susan Lucci and several other friends all stop by to get in on the fun by dancing and singing along to the jazzy cut.
Even Santa makes an appearance to hand out gifts, jam with the crew, and fill his hat with cookies for later. This artist isn’t featured in the new release, which is typically how she likes her visual treatments, but her influence is present, thanks to the general tone of the video and even the red and green wig worn by one of the children.
This song serves as the lead single off of the Australian singer-songwriter’s first holiday album, which was released just last week.
Enjoy the fun video and Sia‘s talent with “Santa’s Coming For Us”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday, see you on the dance floor!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me: I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and our awesome friend Cathy, from Curious as a Cathy.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!