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I'm Not Really In The Christmas Mood This Year (feat. Dave Leon)

by Phil Johnson and Roadside Attraction



A collaboration 30 years in the making. One of my best friends from high school (who I used to write really bizarre music with) asked me to do a backing track of this Foxtails Brigade song for him to sing at an event. And I said we should release it too!

This total bummer of a Xmas song is about just not feeling the Xmas spirit anymore because you've done all the little rituals so many times.


The little ones
with wholesome hearts
look forward in delight

to decorating trees
in awe of each and every light
But as for me it's nothing new,

a phase I long outgrew;
although this time I once held dear,
I'm not really in the Christmas mood this year

The holiday films that they show
where everyone is gay

and quarrels with a charm that somehow makes it all okay...
But families are fickle things
and in reality

a tenderness is lost is clear,
so I'm not really in the Christmas mood this year

Rain freezes to snow
all children grow old
and though the new year begins

a sweet little dream ends

And moving through the motions

we can pantomime content
exchanging gift-wrapped tokens
of the money that we spent

but repetition makes it hard
not to see right through,
our time has come and passed, it's clear

so I'm not really in the Christmas mood this year


released December 3, 2021
Lyrics and Music: Anton Patzner and Laura Weinbach (Foxtail Brigade)
Arrangement: Phil Johnson
Vocals: Dave Leon


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Phil Johnson is a man who gets mistaken for a woman, but only by those not paying attention. That revelation kicks off a battle for self-awareness where comedy and music are the weapons of choice. It’s a battle that has taken Phil to such esteemed festivals as the Edinburgh Fringe and Sundance Film Festivals and the Top 8 Finals of the World Series of Comedy. ... more


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