Brian’s Hidden Beauties CXXI: What I Really Want For Christmas

Twice in the last week, I’ve heard Brian’s latter-day Christmas song On Christmas Day in grocery shops here in South Africa- a huge surprise, given its obscurity. Since I’ve already covered that song in the Hidden Beauty series, it’s now time to cover the title track of Brian’s recent (well, recent enough, since it’s almost ten years) Christmas album.

With Bernie Taupin doing lyrical duties, Brian pens a simple but effective melody that certainly covers what we do indeed want from the season, especially in the weary world of 2014. It may not be a seasonal classic, but it’s certainly a hidden beauty.


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