Friday, December 25, 2009

Must Be Santa

I know I already posted one Bob Dylan Christmas song already this year, but I have become obsessed with another one. Let me try to enumerate the ways I love it.

  1. Bob doesn't even try to lip-synch.
  2. I love the mood and setting in this incredibly cool retro-Southern party.
  3. Everybody in the video is so bouncy and high-spirited.
  4. The women are cute but in a friends-and-family way, as opposed to rap video rumpshaking dancers.
  5. Bob keeps doing that 'appear twice in a tracking shot' thing.
  6. You can never have too much accordion in a Christmas song.
  7. I have no idea why the guy is being chased through the house, but there must be an entire Coen Brothers movie behind it.
  8. The list of reindeer always makes me laugh.
  9. You can't do better in a music video than an auto-defenstration.
  10. Bob Dylan and Santa are my two favorite mythical holiday characters.
So I wish all of my friends across the Blogosphere, in FaceBookLand and throughout the Twitterscape a happy and most satisfactory celebration of the arbitrary birthday for the apocryphal religious leader of their choice.

Hat tip to Courtney for featuring yet another Dylan classic today.


HRH Courtney, Queen of Everything said...

There is so much to love about this video, and this whole Dylan album...

Thanks for the hat tip! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Debra said...

Normally I can't stand Bob Dylan but for some reason this song and video really do it for me. Thanks!

Do you FB your blogfriends?

(This is Impetua)

Sue T. said...

My library copy of "The Lost Symbol" finally came in, and I was curious if you ever got to the top of the waiting list!

yellojkt said...

My facebook name is Yellojkt Yellojkt, so feel free to facebook friend me.

I did get The Lost Symbol. I still have to write a review of it.

Flyboy said...