Buttkickin’ Holiday Songs: “Silver Bells” — The Ventures (1965)

venturesNo big write-up on this one, as you already know the song, and if you know the theme to “Hawaii Five-O”, you know The Ventures pretty goshdarn well. We’re talking ’60s instrumental guitar rock at its most influential, and their take on the perennial Christmas classic Silver Bells is an easy addition to your playlist.

Especially if you’re like me and live in a climate where it’s most like to be an 80-degree beach day on December 25th. God how I miss seasons…

Anyway, give their cover of the tune a listen. It brings to mind, at least to my ears, that sort of classic island music feel I grew up with. Something a really talented resort band might be playing while you’re off on one of the smaller islands, snorkeling on Christmas Day, or parasailing on All Saints Day, or firewalking on Chanukah. All good.

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