It’s one thing to be outside when it’s about 1º out. It’s quite another when it’s about that cold out and there’s very little snow on the ground. In a way it makes no sense. I mean how can a place that makes a lot of it’s tourist money in Winter, not have snow on the ground when it’s 1º out? That’s the type of thing that makes me wonder: Where is the Winter Wonderland?!? Cause right now, it’s not in Park City.
Oh, don’t get me wrong. The Park City Resort has opened up a couple of runs for skiing. But really there’s not a lot of coverage going on right now. It’s rather sad. Especially since it was one of the earliest openings they’ve had in a number of years. However, opening 1 run on man made snow – does not a true season opening make. Call me spoiled. I prefer the snow that falls from the sky. More often it’s softer and fluffier than the gravelly version that comes from a high tech hose.
Despite the lack of snow, there’s no shortage of below freezing weather right now. All the better to be thinking about the upcoming holiday while snuggling in for the night with a warm fire. Add a nice cup of hot chocolate to go with it. Add some marshmellows, some popcorn and either It’s a Wonderful Life or Love Actually on the tele and you’ve got an evening with a significant other that is tender.
Yet, getting outside is a bit of the business going on in the song Winter Wonderland. Today’s song is a version of the classic re-imagined by Nicole Kehl. She’s a singer who is making a name for herself as a backup singer to Rihanna. We all gotta start somewhere. With the version I did I went a little electronic on it as well. However, Nicole has a bit more of a driving vibe with a lilting vocal going on over the top. Thinking about it, I think I’ve heard this song done more often by women than men. Hmmmm…
Regardless, this version of the song has a consistent vibe to it. I think the real shining moment to the track is Nicole’s voice. She’s got a real nice smooth feel to her vocal.
In all if you’re up for a more modern vibe to the Christmas classic you don’t need to wonder – where is the winter wonderland. It’s right here. It’s right now. In our minds.
Go grab Nicole’s version. In addition – do yourself a favor and hit the email list over on the top right bar there. You’ll get an additional surprise.