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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Foxtails Brigade Beautifully Expresses Being 'Not Really in the Christmas Mood'

Posted By on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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Does Christmas make you feel like sighing? Us too. So we're sort of enamored with the holiday melancholy of "I'm Not Really in the Christmas Mood This Year," a beautiful new video and song from the Bay Area's Foxtails Brigade. The song itself -- plaintive and precious and old-timey as it is -- is enough to get excited about, but, well, we love the noncommittal holiday spirit of the video: Smash the train! Let those candles go out! Keep the lights low! Who needs a Christmas party!?

Well, maybe everyone? Or, perhaps, no one. Either way, we see no reason why this shouldn't be immediately added to the canon of holiday music -- its ambivalence is perfect for a year like 2011. Check out the video after the jump and see what you think.


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