Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Natalie Byrns - Christmas in bed

Awarding-winning folk music singer-songwriter Natalie Byrns from Montréal, Québec, has a Christmas song from 2013, 'Noël sous les draps' ('Christmas in bed'), that is still as fresh as new snow. The idea is to avoid all the hassle of Christmas until January third by hiding under the covers. The song starts with a serious tone, but then takes a happy turn.

Byrns is half of duo Ancolie together with Anik Bérubé. She also sings in many musicals in English and French (Fiddler on the Roof, Mamma Mia!) and has been around for quite some time.

I like the family comments in the background of this song: 'When do we get to meet your boyfriend?' and 'So, your new boyfriend, when are the babies coming?', which many people have to deal with at Christmas. She was also asked 'Can we have Christmas at your place this year?' when trying to get some peace and quiet at the chalet in July. Time to hide under the covers.