December 5th: It's coming on Christmas..

"It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on.."

Not really a Christmas song, it is so much more than that, but it's still one of the songs that best captures the whole feeling you get at Christmas time. It has this nostalgic and somewhat melancholy undertone to it. Which I guess is a pretty normal feeling to have around this time of year. It's not only the lyrics that hints on Christmas though, as miss Mitchell has put in some musical hints to 'Jingle Bells' in the songs piano-riff.

Another one of my favourites. From her 1971 classic Blue.

Photcredit: Graham Nash (c)