Holiday Groove of the Day/Tom Petty/”Christmas All Over Again”

As much as 2017 is a year we all just want to get the f@ck over with, it’s also a time to reflect and remember those oh, so god damn great entertainers we lost over the past twelve months, with the death of Mr. Tom Petty a huge loss that music lovers around the globe are still feeling. 

However, while it’s easy to be sad over the now said legendary rock gap in our lives, we simply can’t be. For one, his incredible catalog with the Heartbreakers and beyond will live in our music dreams forever, and two, he gave us, “”Christmas All Over Again,” a rockin’ holiday groove that indeed still makes us feel that holiday spirit all over again every December. 

Appearing on the charity album, A Very Special Christmas 2 (along with such gems as Darlene Love’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and Luther Vandross’ “The Christmas Song”), Petty’s dashing ditty was a holiday hit straight out of the music gift box, with a drum based, jinglin’ rhythm that would make even Scrooge get into the holiday spirit. 

Rest in Peace, Mr. Tom Petty….and 2017, too. 

Now, let’s holiday groove like Rudolph, shall we? Yes. 

Cover photo courtesy of Rolling Stone