Moody Blues - December (Polydor, 2003)

My most surprising finds this year are great Christmas albums by the Moody Blues and Jo Dee Messina. I hadn't heard or bought anything new by the Moody Blues since about 1974 but I found this album called December on last year's after Christmas sale at Tower Records and it's a winner. The band looks older than dirt in the booklet but they sound as great as they ever did, the songs are mostly originals, all are good, with a few well chosen covers: Lennon's "Happy XMas (War is Over)," "White Christmas," and "In the Bleak Midwinter" - this album is a total delight.


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