I have, this Christmas season, four albums filled with songs of the holidays. They are: a collection called "A Jazz and Blues Christmas," Patty Loveless's "Bluegrass and White Snow," Celtic Women's "A Christmas Celebration" (on DVD), and Diana Krall's "Christmas Songs."
So why do I keep turning them all off?
I no doubt wouldn't do so if I had family here this Christmas. Background music is cool. But sitting in my recliner, thinking about Santa Claus and J.C., with no kids I can watch with wonder, throwing wrapping paper into the air, squealing with delight, hugging the dog, I get a little tired of staying up, watching the cookies and milk, waiting for the supernatural.