Welcome back to the tenth day of 25 Days of Christmas. Here on ai love music, let’s celebrate this warm holiday season by transforming the Daily Feature into 25 Days of Christmas. Each day, we will feature a holiday song from any artist from any genre. Today’s holiday song is “Christmas Day” by American Post-grunge/Alt-Rock singer-songwriter Chris Holly.
Listeners are in a treat this holiday season as “Christmas Day” is a hidden treasure. When I first listened to Holly’s vocals on this track, I thought “Doesn’t he sound like Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam?” Nevertheless, Holly’s vocals are the song’s main focal point with their unique yet passionate sounds. They are full of range with their powerful tones. Like the vocals, the instrumentation channel the 90s’ Seattle Sound with the melancholy acoustic guitar strumming and strings.
Listeners should also pay attention to the lyrics. The verses start off with such sadness as they detail a character who is lonely, heartbroken, and lost. The character meets a woman who tells him that no one should be lonely on Christmas night. Instead, rage against the dying of the light. Speak up, be heard, reach out. The song is inspired by the message of suicide prevention. Though it sounds really depressing at the beginning, the real message comes at the end of the song, offering encouragement for those who need it during this holiday season.
Chris Holly’s “Christmas Day” starts off as poignant, but needs as a song filled with hope. It is filled with nostalgia as the tune takes musical influences from the 90s’ Seattle sound. Listeners should check out Holly’s powerful, passionate vocals as emotions are laced through its powerful performance. This is one song you cannot miss out on during this holiday season!
Make sure to listen to “Christmas Day” down below. Let me know what you think in the comment!
About the Artist: Chris Holly
Journeyman guitarist who started his career on the Sunset Strip Hollywood, CA in the 1980’s Hairband and later Thrash Metal scene in Southern California. He was a member of the metal band OMEN and did extensive touring in North America. By 21yrs of age he lost interest in the heavier scene, Chris turned to an acoustic guitar, harmonica and started writing song after song. Hit the road for a decade performing recording and World Wide touring with great success in the mid 90’s all the way to today with numerous hits with many artists.