Confession time. There are a few Christmas songs I don’t particularly care for. Take Carol of The Bells, for instance, which usually scrapes along the edge of my nerves like a dull razor. The song is merciless for any singer with articulation problems, or any listener who prefers their music to stay on pitch. And, don’t even get me started with all of the painful High School Choir concert renditions I’ve been forced to sit through…”ding, dong, dinng, doonnnnng”…But, I digress. Enter cellist extraordinaire Steven Sharp Nelson and the magic elves with The irresistible Piano Guys (all classically trained Mormon musicians). They have just redeemed this poor carol from its drudgery status and demonstrated to the world how truly brilliant it can be! I’m sharing their festive new video to help you “throw cares away”, or, at least pause and put your feet up for a couple of minutes during your frantic last-minute holiday rush and enjoy the joyful spirit of the season!
And, if you are still looking for a unique gift idea, you might want to check out the “founders” program over at the Piano Guys official website. Pretty cool.