Roll On, John….

Every year this fills us with sadness…and with hope:

The ghost of Christmas past

How are you feeling as Christmas nears? Sad? Nostalgic? Wistful? Disillusioned? Hurt? You are not alone. Here’s the late Jim Croce:

Hip to the holiday

OK, it’s really “Greensleeves,” but it sounds just like “What Child is This?” So here’s the John Coltrane Quartet, circa 1961, live at the Village Vanguard:

In the Bleak Midwinter

They say the darkest hour is just before the dawn. It’s true. Here’s a perfect song for winter solstice…”In the Bleak Midwinter,” sung beautifully by the choir at King’s College, Cambridge: