Merry Christmas!

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Trim up the tree with Sakura, Tomoyo, and Kero-chan!

[ Song of the Week ] Michie Tomizawa – “Last Christmas”

from Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Merry Christmas! (1996)

Yes, I’m a day late. The weekend went by too quickly and I didn’ t have anything ready for Monday. Anyway…

I am a fan of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. I have heard several cover versions of it over the years, and don’t care for any of them. Except this one. This one I like. And it’s from a Sailor Moon Christmas image album of all things! Rei Hino (Sailor Mars) puts her own spin on the famous song.

(Incidentally, I’m not a fan of AMVs either, but this being a Christmas song, it doesn’t lend itself to deviating far from the intent of the source. Plus, it compiles some good winter scenes from Sailor Moon.)

[ Song of the Week ] Daryl Stuermer – “Little Drummer Boy”

from A GRP Christmas Collection (1988)

The closest thing to a Christmas song from anyone in the Genesis family is this contemporary jazz take on “Little Drummer Boy” by Daryl Stuermer, the band’s on-stage second guitarist and bassist. (At least until Steve Hackett played on Chris Squire’s 2007 Christmas album.)

In fact, A GRP Christmas Collection is one of my overall favorite Christmas albums, with great contemporary jazz interpretations of many well-known songs, and Daryl’s contribution opens the collection.