Dave’s first Christmas offering set the standard for the enduring relationship between Dave Koz and a classic take on a Christmas melody. With the release of December Makes Me Feel This Way, Dave began his journey toward cementing his reputation as a performer that for many became synonymous with the Christmas holiday season. Once he had formulated the idea for his Christmas show, which has entertained thousands over the past few years, Dave also had come along way toward realizing one of his greatest attributes as an artist – that of being a leader of the band who brings his many profoundly talented friends together with him on his musical journey across the stages of the world. Produced by Thom Panunzio and Dave, December Makes Me Feel This Way is a testament to Dave’s innate ability to put his own unique, magical spin on celebrated tunes that bring us together and take us home.
Koz’s holiday effort December Makes Me Feel This Way is highlighted by a pair of original compositions, the title track (co-authored by Alan Rich and Judd Friedman) and a celebration of Channukah titled “Eight Candles.” In addition to traditional fare like “Sleigh Ride,” “Winter Wonderland” and “The Little Drummer Boy,” the collection also includes a tongue-in-cheek, coffeehouse-styled rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” performed with the great comedian Phil Hartman (of Saturday Night Live and NewsRadio fame).