Advent song for December 13: It’s Not Christmas Without You

I really like this ballady, wifty-wafty number, which is by Katharine McPhee, who turns out to be another of those US talent show winners who can actually sing. This is the only self-penned number from her 2010 album Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You and it sounds like it might be going to be insipid, but it’s got more depth than you think it’s going to have, whilst also sounding exactly like the music that would be used in the montage scene of a made-for-TV Christmas movie. But as you know, I love those movies. I’m also feeling seasonally sentimental because my Polish team have just given me a goodbye present of a gift box containing three types of honey and a bottle of vodka.