Holiday discs 2012: KEM's What Christmas Means
What Christmas Means
Can’t imagine the holidays without a steady soundtrack of Nat King Cole and Johnny Mathis? Let the Alizé flow and spin the smooth-as-reindeer-suede jazzy-soul stylings of KEM. He croons Mel Tormé’s “The Christmas Song” and Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time Is Here” as though they were pantie-melting love-me-down slow jams. Once in a while he mentions the sweet Baby Jesus, but you just know that what Christmas means to KEM is the chance to undo some bows, pull off some wrappings, and open up some boxes—and we’re not talking about presents, now. Aaaaahhhh, yeah, girl.