the Buzz for December 23rd, 2010


Faith Hill — “Where Are You Christmas”
(from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
[Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
) — Where Are You Christmas - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Except to say that her massive, somewhat surprising crossover success forced her to become an eminently better and more compelling performer (not to mention, to choose more gutsy, go-for-broke material), I carry no water for Faith Hill, whose bald-faced attempts to out-diva the gals at the grown-ups table have fallen embarrassingly flat far too often over the years. That said, there are times when a tune is so simple yet so strong, it becomes singer-proof. And times when such a simple tune reminds you of something it’s all too easy to forget. (The true power of Christmas resides ever in your hearts, my Buzzing little bees.)