lady danville Holiday Song

so a few weeks ago, michael made an incredible mixtape of holiday songs written by some of our favorite artists. it was thoughtful, festive and appropriate. all in all, i thought it was beautifully curated and a wonderful reminder that the holidays are upon us.

the holidays always make me think of home. the home i used to live in as a little boy playing basketball in the backyard. the same home where i used to study, memorizing SAT vocabulary words. the same home i used to visit after going off to college. and now the home i come back to where the memories of my dog leaping up at my arrival are days of yore.

change is inevitable and may disorient us every once in awhile.  but the constant of home, as fluid as it may seem over the years, helps ground us. tangible things may change. we grow up.  but there will always be the untouchable magic of home. the smell of mom’s homemade tomato soup with celery and spam! the sounds of my sisters’ howling laughter and my brother’s snoring. and my dad’s incessant counting to three as he takes the 7th picture of me eating my peas. these are but a few things that the holidays remind me of because i know that i’ll be getting to go home.

anyway, i’ve always wondered what it’d be like to write a holiday song. well here it is. nothing fancy. just a nice winter treat as we all head home for the holidays. cheers.

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ho ho ho,

dan

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12 thoughts on “lady danville Holiday Song

  1. nichole mendoza says:

    The song is adorable. Thanks Dan

    -Nichole, a devoted Lady Danviller

  2. Jenny says:

    What a lovely song! It really captures how Christmas changes as we grow up, yet how we hold on to the memories of the past– a modern “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” if you will.

    Merry Christmas to you guys. I hope you enjoy your time at home!

    – Jenny Chapman

  3. That’s a great song. You guys sound like Ben Folds but with more harmony in tune.

  4. Ingrid says:

    Nice you guys! :-) Thanks… Happy Holidays!

  5. Amanda says:

    so cute, you guys sound a lot like the beatles!

  6. This song makes me want to snuggle up in front of the fire gah SO BEAUTIFUL. Also. YOUR PAGE IS SNOWING. GENIUS.

  7. Kat Éller says:

    This is so beautiful…I’m sitting here half in tears. It’s definitely up there on my list of favorite favorite Christmas songs. Then again, I can’t think of very many Christmas songs that I can stand to listen to, so maybe that’s not saying much…

    Also, are my eyes going fuzzy OR IS THERE SNOW FALLING ON THIS PAGE. I can’t even with you people. I can’t even.

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  9. Eimear Griffey says:

    It’s so nice to be given music like this. It represents true Christmas spirit, rather than a race to reach Christmas number one or a preoccupation with selling. Well done guys, nice to see musicians not losing sight of what Christmas means. Beautiful song.

  10. Konnor Orlin says:

    Great song Matt

  11. mivvers says:

    Love this song, heard on KCRW while wrapping presents. Just shared it with all my friends. Now I want to hear more of you!

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