My original intent was to post three Christmas songs from Al Jarreau and move on to another artist today. However yesterday my scratch-off Advent calendar instructed me to listen to Christmas music and I obliged by streaming the entire album. When this song queued up, I stopped what I was doing and knew I would be sharing it today. I find it unique, fresh and touching. James Taylor, Kenny Rogers and Andy Williams have also recorded versions, but I do not recall ever hearing it before.
I am so enchanted by this album that I am going to break my pledge never to buy another Christmas CD. Amazon offers it as an add-on item for $3.99 with free MP3 download (a bargain considering the download version is $9.49).