The Lunabelles, ‘The Christmas Song’ – Song Review
The Lunabelles provide a late submission to holiday playlists this year with their cover of one of the most revered Christmas carols of all time. The now trio's version of 'The Christmas Song' catches one by surprise with a refreshingly modern take on an over-covered classic.
No one will ever top the Nat King Cole version of this tune, but the Arciero sisters don't try to do that. While the melody and lyrics remain unchanged, their tone is much more playful and less stodgy.
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire / Jack Frost nipping on your nose / Yuletide carols being sung by a choir / And folks dressed up like Eskimos," they sing.
Olivia, Dominique and Gabby Arciero harmonize like only sisters can. They are extremely talented vocalists, but more importantly they're able to put a unique stamp on a song we've all heard a thousand times without desecrating an original. With Christmas classics, it's all about modesty.
"And so I'm offering this simple phrase / To kids from 1 to 92 / Although it's been said, many times, many ways / A very Merry Christmas to you," the sisters sing to finish.
It's not clear what happened to the fourth Lunabelle, Alex Kline. From the looks of new promotional photos and their website, this group is exclusively a trio heading into 2012.
Listen to the Lunabelles, 'The Christmas Song'