There’s a languorous slow pop that plays lugubriously for emoting, not dancing. I don’t know (nor want to know) its peculiar genre, though sometimes i be digging on it.
Primordial Penguins slowly build to a plod their “Christmas is Just Around the Corner.” You could march into a graduation ceremony to this thing.
John Oriettas get reverb retro with “It’s Almost Christmas Time.” Lots of ahh-ahh background to get you in the (??) mood. I’m (????) there.
NCKIDS apply a bit more sugary hyper-ness to their sashaying Sinead McNally “Nearly Christmas.” It’s not kidsong antic, so it never pops. Not really. Touch fun.
Ron Lehner schools them all. His not-exactly-folk, not-quite-blues wistful “It’s Almost Christmas” quietly hollers the need for joy. Not the joy itself. That’s telling them.