The holidays really are the best. Everyone comes together and spreads smiles and joy and people are just happier. And there's Christmas music and sing-alongs. Which is exactly what happened at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Thursday night when The The Oh Hellos
came to town and threw their first annual "Christmas Extravaganza."
Siblings, Tyler and Maggie Heath make up The Oh Hellos and they're backed by a pretty big band, fully equipped with a banjo, violin, two drum sets (yes, two) and more. They're probably the happiest group of people you've ever seen and their energy is so contagious. And they have so much fun together and even with a stage full of band members, they danced and jumped around throughout the show.
The show consisted of music from their latest album Dear Wormwood
as well as tracks from 2014's The Oh Hellos Family Christmas Album
. I was slightly upset that they weren't wearing ugly sweaters - or any festive clothes - they were dressed in normal day-to-day clothes. But I can confidently say that's my only complaint of the evening.
In between songs, they'd throw out some pretty corny and awful jokes, which got the crowd laughing harder. Effortlessly breezy, earthy vocals poured from the Heaths as the band didn't miss a beat. Some highlights were "Rejoice! Rejoice!", "Every Bell On Earth Will Ring" and they slowed things down with "Silent Night, Holy Night."
It was a lovely evening and if you walked in Music Hall Of Williamsburg feeling Grinch-y, you would've left with some holiday cheer to spread around. It's definitely starting to feel a lot like Christmas.
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