Musical Advent Calendar, Day 22

Here Comes Santa Claus

North American Air Defense Command

I'll be honest with you: when I first saw this album, I thought it would be filled with Sousa-esque, straight 4/4 music without a hint of creativity or vitality. BOY was I wrong! The songs are positively bursting with energy and creativity.

No song on the album tipifies this more than this one. It is so clear that these musicians--from the arranger(s) to the performers--were having an absolute blast playing it! You can't help but get caught up in the excitement.