There’s an accidental symmetry about the songs I’ve picked for December 1 and 2 and those I’ve picked for December 23 and 24 this year, but you’ll have to wait three weeks to find out what it is. (Unless you are brilliant and can guess, in which case let me know and I’ll send you a prize.)
Anyway, here’s Kelly Clarkson, who won American Idol back when you had to be able to sing to win singing competitions, and who has gone on to become one of the most successful talent show winners ever, with 25 million album and 45 million single sales worldwide, three grammys and countless other accolades and through it all she seems to have remained basically normal, which is probably her greatest achievement of all.
Wrapped In Red is the title track from her 2013 Christmas album, although the hit single from it was Under The Tree (but I don’t like that as much as I like this). In the same year she had a TV Christmas special called Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale which sounds like it should be good, doesn’t it? But I haven’t watched it because who has forty minutes to watch a video in 2018? Not me. If you watch it, do let me know whether it’s as good as it sounds like it should be.