A New Song I Love

It’s not often I love a song on first hearing.

Yet I stumbled across Paul Simon’s “Getting Ready For Christmas Day” the other day and got hooked. Immediately. The conversation you’ll hear in the background is a “sample” of a 1941 sermon delivered by Rev. J.M. Gates. I’m quite sure it’s the only song in pop music that samples a sermon.

The video is especially inventive:

It’s Easter week.

And I’ve fallen hard for a song about Christmas performed by a Jew who describes himself as “not very religious.”

Isn’t God good?