Generally, I’m very much a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas tunes: carols and Nat King Cole, that sort of thing.
But this hits my sweet spot. What it has is sincerity. CeeLo is not snarky. He digs the Muppets, and he’s singing from the heart. It may be somewhat slight musically, but it comes from the heart.
As they say, it’s the thought that counts. Mostly we don’t really “buy'” that—because we want someone to buy us that particular something tasty. But CeeLo and the Muppets remind us that all we need is love… Christmas can get pretty clichéd, but what sets the same old tunes, stories and so on apart is sincerity, heart. And CeeLo’s got a big heart.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. If we put our thoughts and our heart into it.
(Jeez—am I sappy or what.)