Press Play: “In Dulci Jubilo” by Robert Pearsall

This is one of those great Christmas carols that is not well-known enough to be played to death in every grocery store and car commercial, and yet familiar enough to make you want to pour yourself a liberal helping of egg nog.

Key moment:When the melody spins off in various descant-ish directions, starting at 1:55.

That makes me think of: The soothing and not-sickeningly-festive mood of “Christmas Song” by Mogwai.  

Andrew Moore is our blogger-in-residence, and author of the music blog Beautiful Song of the Week.”

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