Tis the season for holiday music, and XPN favorites have come out swinging this year, from Phoebe Bridgers to the Philadelphia Eagles. As the weekend of celebration is nigh, we’re rounding up one more collection of holiday jams, this time focusing on those recorded by (and often written by) Philadelphia regional musicians.
Riverby – “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”
We love how a silly, 22-year-old SNL sketch starring Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan and Tracy Morgan has become a serious holiday classic. For their version, Riverby spins it as a heartrending, yearning ballad…which, it surprisingly works incredibly well that way!