Tim: I don’t know if you remember, but last year we only had about three or four Christmas songs throughout the whole month. This year seems to be more than making up for that, because boy oh boy do they just keep coming. Here, we’ve Wiktoria’s first Christmas track. And for early reassurance: she doesn’t pronounce it ‘Xmas’.
Tim: Gosh, that’s jolly, to the possible extent that, I will accept, it may be a tad (lot) sickening if you’re not in the mood.
Tom: I have to admit: it is extremely Christmassy, although I’m not sure whether that’s just because it’s regular schlager with a few bells added to it. And, let’s be honest, a really good voice.
Tim: Right, and if one is in the mood, then it really is all lovely and jolly, isn’t it? Though, that’s true of a whole lot of Christmas songs, really, and much as I’d love to say there’s something here that stands out…well, there isn’t.
Tom: It kept reminding me of some other Christmas song, and I couldn’t quite place it for such a long time — but that’s because the other song’s from a completely different genre. Ladies, gentlemen, and all those in between: Fountains of Wayne. The chord progression and cadence in that chorus are just close enough.
Tim: Hmmm…stretching that a bit, but I get where you’re coming from, and thanks for reminding me of it because it’s a good amount of fun. This, though, is a track that’ll go on a Christmas playlist, sure (which is more than I can say for that Sia one) – just, not really anywhere near the top.