It’s thirty years since soul legend Alexander O’Neal released his Christmas album, My Gift To You. This year I not only got to see him live (finally! I’d liked his music since childhood) but I got to interview him as well.
In 1988 this was a UK hit, reminiscent of the Nat King Cole version but good enough to stand on its own terms.
And as a bonus, possibly the finest song from My Gift To You.