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- Posted on Oct 28th 2009 2:00PM by Linda Laban
Alongside three holiday classics -- 'Blue Christmas,' 'Winter Wonderland' and 'Christmas Time Is Here' from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' -- are three Fine Frenzy originals that up the melancholic-bittersweet factor. "It's always hard for me to say what a song is about, because it puts a hole in the magic," Sudol says of one song, 'Redribbon Foxes.' "But when I was writing it, I was in a cabin covered with snow and it was very quiet outside. This was all in my head, of course. Down a hill there's a little town, all lit up, carolers singing. It's a little bit sad, although it's very beautiful. There's a little fox creeping through the snow, a fox that's very hard to catch," she adds mysteriously.
Another original, 'Wish You Well,' is about a family member. "I have an especially childish take on Christmas, which is what makes it extra special for me," she says. "It also makes it quite difficult though, because things that aren't right make you sadder. You want to fix everything, but some things don't get fixed. It's more poignant around Christmas."
And what Christmas record is complete without a breakup song? "'Winter White' is the first genuinely heart-achy song I've ever written," says the 24-year-old responsible for the heartrending 2007 single, 'Almost Lover.' "You know when you break up with someone at Christmas and all the cheer makes it even more difficult? Well, that's a little clue into that one."
'Oh, Blue Christmas' will be released Nov. 3 exclusively through Target.