Songs We Love: Daniel Martin Moore, 'It's Christmas'

December 23, 2015 2:00 PM

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Songs We Love: Daniel Martin Moore, 'It's Christmas'

Like the season, there's a lot going on here — vibrato guitar, organ and Wurlitzer, strings and vibes — and it's all done in the service of a simple and peaceful atmosphere, embodying a mood of contemplation. DMM is almost whispering the words in a way that not even a mouse is likely to stir during this performance. But the heart-strings are awake for the tugging.

And what is Moore singing about, in this song that not only invokes the embattled holiday in its title, but whose chorus begins with a call to "prayers"? It is a set of multi-faceted and universal recognitions — of the world's majesty, of the similarity between the lights of the stars and the street...

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