09 December: The Free Design: Close Your Mouth (It's Christmas)

Published December 09, 2012

The wonderful American group The Free Design consisted of siblings from the Dedrick family. The leader and main song writer - and, indeed, the writer of this Christmas song - was Chris Dedrick, who sadly died in 2010. Although the band never experienced much commercial success, the recordings from their heyday in the period 1967-1972 are not to be missed if you like classic soft-pop with great harmony singing.

'Close Your Mouth (It's Christmas)' was the A-side of a Christmas single released in 1968 and it's quite lovely. Listen to it here.

The Free Design: Close Your Mouth (It's Christmas).