Advent song for December 6: On This Winter’s Night

Lady Antebellum are one of those country music acts who are stratospherically famous in the world of country music and nowhere else. This, from their 2012 Christmas album of the same name, is an original and although it definitely has the bones of a country music song, I can also hear echoes of Johnny Mathis and even Nat King Cole, via the easy-listening Rat Pack sort of Christmas music that nobody much makes any more. One of my favourite things about doing this advent calendar is how many artists and songs I’ve come across that I never would have heard of otherwise, and this track is totally making it into my laminated list.