12 Plays of Christmas – Day 11 – Gift X-Change by Calexico

24 Dec


This IS my favourie Christmas song of all time, and I’m not quite sure why.  Probably because of the unfolding lyrics which manage to wring out hope in a desparate personal situation (“As your climbing the walls/There’s no answer at all/Except the gift you give yourself”) plus the moving, understated musicianship.

Also, taken from the It’s A Cool Cool Christmas compilation, it’s one of Tucson, Arizona band Calexico’s best ever moments.



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