I’m going to post something about a song from my personal holiday collection every day until December 25. Today’s song came out just last year, but the lyrics will resonate with so many people not seeing family in 2020. “Christmas and You” is from Los Lobos’ first Christmas album, “Llegó Navidad,” or “Christmas is Here.”
Los Lobos members David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez wrote “Christmas and You,” the only original song on “Llegó Navidad.” Thematically, it’s very similar to “Blue Christmas” – being away from someone you love and longing for you to be together. It’s a sad song, but just maybe comforting to know you’re not the only one who feels that way.
Just to prove there are plenty of fun songs on “Llegó Navidad” too, here’s one tune you knew had to be on the record – “Feliz Navidad” – and if you want to hear how I kinda directed a Los Lobos music video in the middle of Walt Disney World, click here for the blog post.