Musical Advent Calendar 2013 – December 13

It’s Friday the 13th! Run for your lives!!!

No worries, here. The musical advent calendar is a safe place for you to be. And day 13 means that we are at the halfway point of our journey to Christmas day. “Hump day”, if you will. Though there will be no talking camels walking through your office to commemorate it.

Advent calendar hump-day also means that there are now 12 more shopping days until Christmas. In honor of that magic number, and because it is Friday the 13th, I have decided to trot out one of the more universally annoying holiday classics, “The 12 Days of Christmas”.  Wait!  Don’t go running for your lives yet – this one is actually fun.  Really!

My family first discovered this version by a capella group, Straight No Chaser, back in 2010.  We were driving over to Half Moon Bay to explore the winter tide pools when this song came on the radio.  We enjoyed it so much that our boys make it one of the first holiday songs we listen to each year, now.  Straight No Chaser were, essentially, a group of college friends who formed a singing group, then reunited after college and have managed to carve out a little bit of a career as performers due to the success of their live shows.  Good for them!

And good for us, because this is easily the best version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” I’ve heard, and one of the few that I am willing to listen to.

Happy musical advent calendar hump day!  Let’s open the box…

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~ by themattmorrisshow on December 13, 2013.

 
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