In general I’m not a big fan of Christmas music(this excluded of course), and listening to Bob Dylan sing(?) Must Be Santa isn’t going to change that much. What it may do, however, is haunt my dreams for a while and perhaps send the odd store clerk or upset shopper on a rampage or two.
It might almost be fun if Bob didn’t sound like he had swallowed an ailing frog that was doing its best to impersonate him. Good god, the poor bastard sounds like he’s about to die. Granted he never sounded that great at the best of times, but it’s all he can do to squeeze out the ho ho ho without blowing a lung. If this is what he’s like all the time now, no wonder everybody told me his last round of concerts sucked so bad. Instead of celebrating Christmas, this song makes me feel like I should be getting ready for a funeral. A wacky, accordion filled funeral yes, but still, a funeral.