I tell them every year on December 1st.
"Stop what you're doing, take a deep breath and just enjoy this…"
And yes, Johnny Mathis does look pretty goofy in the fez and Al Jerreau just looks happy to be there, and my hair can look like Chaka Khan without conditioner, and no, I don't believe Kwanzaa is a real holiday. (right, Sheila? =D)
But I LOVE THIS.
How this particular tradition began:
December 1st, 1992. Amy Kikita and I were in the (now defunct) Warner Brothers Studio Store at South Coast Plaza and they played this on the giant screen. My jaw hit the ground and we both stood there mesmerized. I got the cd immediately (which of course, was the entire goal of the retailer, but that's not important right now).
And I make them listen to this song every year on December 1st to kick off the Christmas season.
And now I want to share it with you.
So, just stop what you're doing, take a deep breath and just enjoy this…
I think it's good to remember before we launch into all that happens in December that we're actually celebrating the birth of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.