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Holiday Song of the Day: ‘This Christmas’


Earlier this month, Maplewood resident and recording artist Alex Kariotis began releasing his new four-song Christmas EP — one song at a time.

Kariotis started off with a lovely rendition of “The Christmas Song,” followed by the heart-warming “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

Last week, he released “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” — first sung by Judy Garland in the 1944 classic musical movie Meet Me in St. Louis.

Today, Kariotis finishes the quartet of holiday tunes with “This Christmas” — the most rocking of the four songs and what Kariotis dubs “our favorite song from our Christmas 2015 Album.”

On “This Christmas,” Kariotis is accompanied by John Conte on piano, Alan Michaels on drums/percussion, Kevin Brown on bass, Dan Peters on guitar, Tommy Leerschen on Hammond B3, Eric Mao on trombone, and Ryan Mao on trumpet. The song was mixed by Roy Hendrickson.

Kariotis said that the four-song EP has been fashioned as “a thank-you to our fans and to put us all in the holiday spirit.”

Enjoy the postcard video of the tune below.

Download it here.


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