Christmas Song of the Day 2020: part 5

Christmas Song of the Day: Sleigh Ride by Debbie Gibson

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From big band to 80’s pop, today I have another modern take on a classic, with Debbie Gibson’s rendition of Sleigh Ride. The arrangement just puts the original melody and lyrics over a swingin’ rock beat, and doesn’t do anything fancy, but it doesn’t need to: the combination works exceedingly well. I used to listen for this on the radio when I was a kid, and it’s one of the original songs that sparked my love of Christmas music in the first place.

My one complaint is that I miss the traditional horse whinny at the end. But it’s an acceptable sacrifice.