Christmas Song of the Day 2020: part 10

Christmas Song of the Day: Good King Wenceslas by Mannheim Steamroller

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Mannheim Steamroller is such a titan of the Christmas music scene that there’s no way I can get through this list without having a couple of multi-day Steamroller runs, so here goes. Today’s song is Good King Wenceslas, another classic from their first 1984 Christmas album. It’s a spicy modern take on a traditional(ish) carol.

I love what Chip Davis wrote for the liner notes of this song:

I have no idea why I chose to do such a silly rhythmic treatment of this, but we sure had fun recording it.

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Have a listen.

You can now get the entire series of songs as a Spotify playlist.