Look – there’s no shame in admitting it: we at ManMade love the holiday season. The lights, the smells, and, most importantly, the sounds. No, not the soft rock mall music or the umpteenth crooner cover filler track, but the good holiday songs. The ones that give you energy, make you feel festive, and happy that it’s December.
And so, in 2015, we’re sharing our ManMade Musical Advent Calendar, where we offer a new favorite holiday song every day, by bands you actually care about.
Friday, December 4th: “We Need a Little Christmas” by Agesandages
“We Need a Little Christmas” is typically a zippy little number which comes from the Broadway musical Mame, where Angela Landsbury originated the title role. Here, Portland-based Agesandages cuts the tempo in half, highlighting the rather sad sentiments of not just wanting a little Christmas, but needing it. Needing it “before my spirit falls again.”
So climb down the chimney, put up the brightest string of lights I’ve ever seen
Slice up the fruitcake, it’s time we hung some tinsel on that evergreen bough
For I’ve grown a little leaner, grown a little colder
Grown a little sadder, grown a little older
And I need a little angel sitting on my shoulder
we need a little Christmas now
This recording gives me chills every time I listen to it, and often tears. I listened to it on repeat last December. Currently a top five all-time favorite for me. Take it with you into the weekend.