This Christmas there’ll be chestnuts roasting on open fires, and we will hear the holiday chestnuts as well, the Christmas songs and carols that have, throughout our lives, reminded us of Santa, mangers, angels, baby Jesus, and the presents under the tree. On our mp3 players, at the shopping malls, and streaming over Pandora we will hear everything from Bing Crosby’s classic “White Christmas” to “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”
Just about every musician has recorded Christmas songs or put out a Christmas album. Neal Diamond has a Christmas album, Barbara Streisand, too. So with around [a jillion] Christmas albums out there, why should local singer/songwriter Chris Hassett give us December, his new CD of carols and Christmas songs?