This would be cool…

Bronson getting down like Dan Fogelberg - Photo by me from 2007

Bronson getting down like Dan Fogelberg - Photo by me from 2007

I like Christmas music – a LOT.  And I like Bronson Arroyo – some would say a LOT.  Two great tastes that taste great together – A Bronson Arroyo Christmas CD!

Seriously.  He’d sell out in New England.  Hell, he comes by here every January anyway, he could sell them then and we’d have them all ready for the following holiday!

So in order to entertain me, because that’s my primary function in life, I came up with 10 Christmas songs I want to hear Bronson Arroyo sing.  When I become Queen of the World, I’ll totally make Bronson do this.

1.   River – It’s a Joni Mitchell song and I usually get cranky when other people try to sing her songs…but Bronson absolutely has a voice that could pull this off.

2. Blue Christmas – Come on.  If Jon Bon Jovi can do it – so can Bronson.  Besides, when he’s on stage, Bronson always looks like he’s thisclose to crying.  This song would be perfect for his breakdown!

3.   Feliz Navidad – Those first two songs are a little bit of a downer…I don’t want the poor guy suicidal.   Like when you play the banjo, it’s impossible to be sad when you sing this song!

4.   Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Bronson = David Cassidy.  Don’t tell me you don’t see it.

5.   Same Old Lang Syne – Yeah, only two songs into the happy and I go back to depressing Christmas songs.  I’m not even sure this is a Christmas song (although it takes place on Christmas Eve – that makes it as much of a Christmas song as “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie!) – but Elan Trotman would kick ass on the piano as well as the saxophone.  We need to give Elan a good vehicle and this would be it.  Plus, nothing is hotter than angsty Bronson.  Dan Fogelberg was the original emo dude – Bronson’s just representing!

6. There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays – Except he’d change the word “Home” to Boston and piss off all of Cincinnati.

7.   I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – He’d sing about kissing, the women would swoon…this one is really a no-brainer.

8.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – It’s my favorite NON religious Christmas song.  And it’s my list, so I get to pick the songs.  See how that works? (My favorite version is actually by Judy Garland or Johnny Mathis…but I linked to JT because I dig his as well.)

9.  What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Okay, another song that is on the questionable list of whether or not it’s a Christmas song.  But, honestly, the most romantic Christmas/Winter/New Year’s song EVER.  Sing this to me the way Harry Connick, Jr does and, most likely, I’ll be yours forever.  🙂

10.  O Holy Night – I love Christmas songs about the actual reason for the holiday and  this one is my favorite. Since I didn’t put any other Jesus-themed songs on the list, here’s one.  (Trivia about Cyn:  The first time I heard this version of the song – Josh Groban’s – I was in a bakery and I burst into tears right in front of everyone.  Christmas tends to do that to me – in a good way.)

So, Bronson, if you’re reading this – get cracking.  You could have this ready for next year!

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