Sometimes I get fun emails for things like video sneak previews. I love the retro side of the video. It feels like stepping back into your grandma’s attic – seeing the pictures and decorations purchased or made by people who are long gone. It’s nostalgic, a little sad but mostly reflective. It captures the song.
Here’s the official description…
“Christmas Dream” is the first official release of The Minor Fall. They stumbled upon this Christmas tune by Webber/Rice, originally recorded by Perry Como. It was quickly realized that the very reason this was never a huge Christmas hit is precisely why it should be heard today. Lyrics such as; “Every year I dream it, hoping things will change. An end to the crying, the shouting, the dying..” is a tribute to the shared feeling of humanity in these dark days. Where the Como version is masked behind an over-the-top polka, The Minor Fall put the darkness of the lyric in the forefront aided by the chime of the bouzouki and abundance of reverb.
The Minor Fall teamed up with long time friend and local guitar legend, Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird, The Suburbs, Haley, Alpha Consumer) to create a visual representation of this song. Jeremy weaved in scenes from Christmases past that honor the aforementioned darkness of the lyric.